Latest Rail News

gw-concludes-freightliner-acquisition
March 27, 2015
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. on March 25, 2015 completed the acquisition of approximately 94% of Britain’s Freightliner Group Ltd. for approximately US$733 million (at current exchange rates), plus the assumption of approximately US$29 million (at current exchange rates) of...
intermodal-gains-pace-railroad-traffic
March 27, 2015
A strong showing for intermodal offset a drop in carload volume on North American railroads for the week ending March 21, 2015, the Association of American Railroads reported. North American rail volume for the week on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian, and...
aslrra-2014-safety-awards
March 26, 2015
The American Short Line Rail and Regional Association (ASLRRA) has announced the winners of its 2014 Safety Awards, including Safety Person of the Year, Safety Professional of the Year, Most Improved Award, the President’s Awards, Jake Awards with Distinction, and...
siemens-lands-6-billion-german-contract
March 26, 2015
Siemens has officially been awarded a €1.7 billion (US$1.86 billion) contract by Germany’s Rhine-Ruhr Transport Authority (VRR) to supply 82 Desiro High Capacity (HC) EMUs for the Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX) network and maintain the fleet for 32 years. VRR announced the...
aar-api-collaborate-on-cbr-first-responder-safety-course
March 25, 2015
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) and American Petroleum Institute (API) have collaborated on a new crude-by-rail (CBR) introductory safety course for first responders. This course is available free of charge to emergency response organizations and fire departments via the...

ns-annual-report-reflects-“outstanding-year”
March 25, 2015
Norfolk Southern’s 2014 Annual Report, titled “Behind Every Train,” highlights “record-setting net income, revenues, operating income, earnings per share, and...
omnitrax’s-billie-johnson-earns-aslrra-top-safety-award
March 25, 2015
Billie Johnson, General Manager at OmniTRAX Inc. short lines Newburgh & South Shore Railroad and Northern Ohio & Western Railway is the American Short...
nyct-named-in-osha-harassment-ruling
March 24, 2015
The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ruled that an MTA New York City Transit supervisor discriminated against an...
lowenthal-proposes-infrastructure-trust-fund
March 24, 2015
Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) has introduced legislation he says “will provide a dedicated revenue source to invest in rebuilding crumbling freight...
ge-delivers-roy-hill-locomotives-to-australia
March 24, 2015
The chairman of Australian mining company Hancock Prospecting Pty. Ltd., Gina Rhinehart, marked the delivery of the locomotive fleet for the new Roy Hill...