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Norfolk Southern announced Wednesday that its upgraded Exhibit Car was ready to roll out of the Juniata Shops this week, “newly equipped with enhanced displays showcasing the railroad’s transportation network.” ...
21 September 2011

Controller warns of

In an August 2011 Cash Report released Wednesday, New York State 
Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli warned that the New York Metropolitan
 Transportation Authority’s new Financial Plan will be “operating on a razor
 thin margin.” He said that “estimated tax ...
Now that fall hunting season is in full swing, Union Pacific issued a public statement urging hunters “to resist the temptation to hunt on railroad property this season.” “Wildlife will migrate and feed along the edges of freshly harvested fields, making these areas pr ...
21 September 2011

New York Air Brake

New York Air Brake (NYAB) Train Dynamic Systems Division (TDS) will add 15 to 20 new engineering jobs over the next year to its rapidly-growing operation, and move all Fort Worth personnel to a new, larger building, according to Michael Hawthorne, director of TDS. The company recently moved into ...
CSX announced Tuesday that it has become the first two-time recipient of 
the Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. Chairman, President, and CEO 
Michael J. Ward will accept the 2011 award in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 
22. CSX first received the award in 1998. 
 ...
Union Pacific has embarked on a multi-year, $300 million project to build 
29 miles of second main line track in its central corridor between Fremont,
Neb., and Missouri Valley, Iowa.

 As part of the project, UP this year began construction of three miles ofR ...
Employment on Class I railroads of the United States rose to 160,107
 in mid-August, 0.75% over July and 4.65% higher than in August 2010. The strongest gains were in train crew employment. Transportation (train
 and engine) numbers were up 1.24% over July and 6.59% over August 2010. ...
The Union Switch & Signal Company, known today as Ansaldo STS USA, and Railway Age have been partners since our company was founded by George Westinghouse in 1881. In 2011, we marked 130 years of continuous business activities, much like the magazine marks 155 years of continuous pub ...

When the private freight railroads desperately wanted out of the passenger rail business, Congress saw the need for a single national passenger rail service provider with a mission to improve passenger rail service that could operate an interconnected network of routes.

What the Association of American Railroads calls “Class II and Class III railroads”—short lines and regionals, in the vernacular, or simply short lines, for short—are rebuilding America’s railroads with a vengeance. Their growing traffic volumes, even in this slow economy, give eloquent ...
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