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Parsons Brinckerhoff has been named project management consultant for Adani Mining Pty. Ltd.’s multi-billion-dollar Carmichael integrated coal mine, port, and rail project in the Galilee Basin in western Queensland, Australia.

The freight car backlog at the end of third-quarter 2014 amounted to 124,437 cars and platforms, the highest backlog level since October 1979’s 127,887 (when figures were compiled monthly), according to figures Railway Age obtained from Economic Planning Associates (EPA) and the Railway Suppl ...

Three consortia submitted sealed bids late Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, to the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), expressing interest in overseeing construction of the second leg of the state's proposed high speed rail network.

Darien, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 reported third-quarter net income of $72.9 million, compared with net income of $66.2 million in the third quarter of 2013. Excluding the net impact of certain significant items discussed below, G&W's adjusted net income ...

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says it has been selected to replace the communication infrastructure for Portland, Ore., Trimet's CTC Dispatch System at 10 separate locations.

FreightCar America, Inc. reported third-quarter net income of $6.4 million, or 53 cents per diluted share, much better than the loss of $900,000, or 8 cents per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2013.  Chicago-based FreightCar America announced the results late Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, ...
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems $9 million contract to upgrade its TAP universal fare collection system.
DB Schenker Rail, Germany, has awarded ZTR Control Systems a contract for more than 300 SmartStart® AESS (Automatic Engine Start-Stop) systems.
BNSF says it will go into the 2014-2015 winter season “better prepared than ever before, especially if the U.S. experiences a return of the polar vortex. The 2013-2014 winter was one of the most severe winters the U.S. has experienced in decades, with extreme temperatures that persisted for l ...

With intermodal leading the way, U.S. rail freight traffic during the week ending Oct. 25, 2014 maintained growth momentum, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Oct. 30.

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