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Amtrak, VIA Rail, CN reach Maple Leaf accord
Amtrak's Maple Leaf will continue to use the upper level of the Whirlpool Bridge, linking Niagara Falls, N.Y., with Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada, following an agreement aimed at keeping the…
CP scraps PRB buildout, will take 4Q write-down
When Canadian Pacific acquired the Dakota Minnesota & Eastern railroad in 2007, it also acquired the option to build a 260-mile extension of DM&E’s network into Powder River Basin coal…
Train plunges off rail bridge in New Jersey
A bridge accident in Paulsboro, N.J., early Friday morning caused at least three cars of an 84-car Conrail Shared Assets train to fall into Mantua Creek. At least one car…
For U.S. rail freight, more of the same mix
The Association of American Railroads Thursday once more reported mixed U.S. weekly rail traffic, this time for the week ending Nov. 24, 2012. U.S. freight carload traffic fell 4.6% measured…
NS marks Norfolk export coal facility upgrade
Norfolk Southern said Thursday it has completed a major upgrade to its Lamberts Point export coal transload facility in its hometown of Norfolk, Va., positioning the Class I to remain the largest…
U.S. maintains mixed freight traffic picture
The Association of American Railroads Wednesday reported mixed U.S. weekly rail traffic results for the week ending Nov. 17, 2012. U.S. freight carload traffic declined 4.3% measured against the comparable…
Mudslides mess with BNSF in Seattle area
BNSF rights-of-way in northwest Washington State have been affected by as many as 15 mudslides, triggered by heavy rain this week in the Pacific Northwest.
AAR to STB: Consider nat gas competition for coal rate cases
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) said Monday it has petitioned the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to initiate a rulemaking that would propose re-introducing indirect competition— specifically product and geographic…
Rail employment rises for month and year
Total Class I railroad employment reached 162,443 in October, 1.37% higher than in October 2011 and a gain of 0.74% over September 2012.
FRA tackles workplace electronic device danger
Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph C. Szabo Friday joined senior railroad industry leaders and labor officials to launch a collaborative effort to educate and raise awareness among rail industry employees of…
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