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A Halloween feel was in place early Monday morning at New Jersey Transit’s Hoboken Terminal, with the venerable terminal’s concourse eerily deserted on a weekday due to service disruptions on much of NJT’s Hoboken Division following the weekend snowstorm. ...
U.S. freight carload traffic fell 0.5% during the week ending Oct. 22, 2011, measured against the comparable week of 2010, the Association of American Railroads said. But U.S. intermodal volume rose 4.2% for the week compared with a year ago. ...
Progress Rail Services Corp., a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., announced that less than 10 months after construction began, its new locomotive assembly facility at Muncie, Ind., has already completed its first diesel-electric units. The company announced the “grand opening” of the Munci ...
Tucson, Ariz., officials on Friday said contractors can start bidding today on the city streetcar construction project. Bids are due by the end of the month, and the city may select a contractor as early as next month. The design phase of the $197 million project has been completed, with ...

Continuing to upgrade and replace bridges in Connecticut on its Northeast Corridor, Amtrak is preparing to replace two bridge spans in Stonington, Conn, and will suspend passenger service from 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, though noon Sunday, Nov. 6.  

U.S. prosecutors Thursday charged 11 people, including former Long Island Rail Road employees, with an alleged $1 billion fraud involving hundreds of railroad workers filing false disability claims. The fraud reportedly also involved doctors, who assisted LIRR employees filing disabi ...
Bombardier announced Thursday that it has received the Tell Award for the most significant technology project in Switzerland in recognition of its development for the company’s TWINDEXX Swiss Express intercity trains and its MITRAC propulsion and control system. The award is named for the f ...
27 October 2011

GWI

The Association of American Railroads Wednesday awarded its 2011 Professional Environmental Excellence Award to Genesee & Wyoming (GWI) Vice President for Motive Power David Powell. ...
American Railcar Industries reported Wednesday that its backlog swelled to approximately 7,110 cars as of Sept. 30, the largest since June 2008. The backlog includes approximately 1,700 cars for lease. The company had a backlog of approximately 1,050 cars on Dec. 31, 2010. Third-quarter 2011 shipmen ...
Norfolk Southern Corp. late Wednesday announced record third-quarter net income of $554 million, up 24% compared with the same period of 2010. Diluted earnings per share were a record $1.59, up 14%.  ...
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