Latest Rail News

up’s-fritz-ascends-to-chairman-and-ceo
July 31, 2015
Union Pacific’s board of directors elected President and Chief Operating Officer Lance Fritz Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, effective Oct. 1, 2015. He succeeds John Koraleski as Chairman. Koraleski plans to retire Sept. 30 after a 43-year career at...
freight-car-market-remains-healthy-economic-planning-associates
July 31, 2015
Demand for freight cars remains at a healthy level “in spite of a sluggish economy and extremely soft financial performances by the railroads,” Economic Planning Associates (EPA) said in its most recent quarterly railcar forecast, issued July 31, 2015. Orders for...
fra-issues-rule-preventing-unattended-trains-carrying-flammables-from-rolling-away
July 31, 2015
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued on July 30, 2015 a final rule to prevent unattended trains that carry crude oil, ethanol, poisonous by inhalation (PIH), toxic by inhalation (TIH), and other highly flammable contents from rolling away. Railroad employees...
kcs-opens-new-texas-intermodal-terminal
July 31, 2015
Kansas City Southern (KCS) on July 30, 2015, celebrated the dedication of its new, state-of-the-art intermodal terminal in Wylie, Tex., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that included the attendance of local public officials. After 12 months of construction, the more than...
iowa-pacific-to-operate-grenada-railway
July 30, 2015
The North Central Mississippi Regional Railroad Authority (NCMRRA) on July 30, 2015 completed its acquisition of Grenada Railway, LLC and signed a 15-year lease agreement with a subsidiary of Iowa Pacific Holdings to operate and develop new business on the...

ns-oli-bring-safety-message-to-the-carolinas
July 30, 2015
Norfolk Southern operated its Whistle-Stop Safety Train in North Carolina and South Carolina the week of July 27, 2015 “to remind motorists and pedestrians to be...
midwest-terminals-opens-car-repair-shop
July 30, 2015
Midwest Terminals, a full-service cargo, bulk, ballast and transloading operator with facilities in Toledo and Cadiz, Ohio, has opened MWT Railcar Repair Shop, a...
is-bakken-cbr-fading-away?
July 30, 2015
Bakken crude oil hauled in unit trains may disappear by 2017, according to an analysis conducted by RBN Energy LLC. “Bakken crude-by-rail (CBR) volumes are...
coos-bay-rail-link-names-locomotive-after-coo
July 30, 2015
Coos Bay Rail Link (CBRL) is naming one of its eight locomotives in honor of Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Chief Commercial Officer Martin Callery in...
yangtze-anyang-railway-equipment-form-jv
July 30, 2015
Yangtze Railroad Materials has formed a joint venture with Anyang Railway Equipment LLC, a top Chinese materials manufacturer based in the city of Anyang, in the...