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AAR: “Demand for rail service should continue to grow”
In reporting weekly U.S. rail traffic as well as volumes for August 2015 and the first eight months of 2015, the Association of American Railroads said that traffic is beginning…
Introducing the NS GP33ECO
Norfolk Southern unveiled on Sept. 1, 2015 its new GP33ECO switcher locomotive during ceremonies at Inman Yard in Atlanta, Ga.
Holland to perform wheel truing for Class I railroad
Holland LP has been chosen to perform wheel truing services for a Class I railroad at the railroad’s field locations in Texas and New Mexico, the company announced Aug. 31,…
Does zero Bakken crude for Irving Oil indicate a trend?
Irving Oil Ltd., operator of Canada’s largest crude oil refinery, has stopped importing crude oil sourced from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota and shipped by rail in favor…
Railroads report no major damage from Northwest fires (so far)
Aside from unconfirmed reports of isolated tie damage to one Idaho short line, and moments of suspended service on both short lines and Class Is, the dozens of wildfires raging…
AAR reports flat weekly rail traffic
For the week ending August 22, 2015, total U.S. rail traffic was 567,943 carloads and intermodal units, up 0.4% compared with the same week in 2014, the Association of American…
FRA issues ballast repair safety advisory
The Federal Railroad Administration issued a safety advisory to emphasize the importance of timely repairs of ballast defects and conditions on main tracks.
PTSI Transportation starts Route Learning System for NJT
PTSI Transportation has commenced work on an application of its Route Learning System™ (the digital replacement for its Linear Route Profile™) for NJ Transit’s Newark Light Rail system.
OnTrackNorthAmerica, Cisco Systems sign MOU
OnTrackNorthAmerica (OTNA) and Cisco Systems Inc. have signed an MOU (memorandum of understanding) on a partnership “to build the next generation of transportation life-cycle cost and benefit measurement tools,” according…
ITL adds staff, expands services for intermodal growth
Following this summer’s open house of its new operations offices in the Crossroads District of Kansas City, Atlanta, Ga.-based Infinity Transportation Logistics (ITL), LLC, has recently added staff, upgraded software/information…
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