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Montana House Bill 422, advanced by those seeking to weigh down short line Tongue River Railroad’s efforts to extend its right-of-way to coal deposits, has stalled. The bill, backed by some state landowners and by environmentalists, seeks to make eminent domain procedures more difficult.

--> Montana House Bill 422, advanced by those seeking to weigh down short line Tongue River Railroad’s efforts to extend its right-of-way to coal deposits, has stalled. The bill, backed by…

The Surface Transportation Board announced March 10 that it has instituted a proceeding responding to a Union Pacific request that the board "determine the extent of the common carrier obligation…

Fortune magazine has awarded Union Pacific the title of "Most Admired" railroad in its annual survey of American companies, Fortune said. UP scored first among all railroads in the key areas of innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment, and global competitiveness.

--> Fortune magazine has awarded Union Pacific the title of "Most Admired" railroad in its annual survey of American companies, Fortune said. UP scored first among all railroads in the key…

American railroads again made big safety investments in 2008, and again they paid off in a big way.

--> American railroads again made big safety investments in 2008, and again they paid off in a big way.

Scrambling belatedly to secure light rail transit service after rejecting same a decade ago, Virginia Beach, Va., may receive a $20 million state grant to acquire 10.6 miles of Norfolk Southern right-of-way within the municipality. The route, if acquired, would almost certainly become an addition to “The Tide” light rail line now being constructed in neighboring Norfolk, which ends at the Virginia Beach border.

--> Scrambling belatedly to secure light rail transit service after rejecting same a decade ago, Virginia Beach, Va., may receive a $20 million state grant to acquire 10.6 miles of Norfolk…

Continuing its advancement of the Crescent Corridor, Norfolk Southern appears ready to begin developing a major intermodal hub in Chambersburg, Pa., near the Maryland border, in conjunction with the Franklin County (Pa.) Area Development Corp. Corporation President L. Michael Ross said the NS site will be accessible by road via Exit 3 of Interstate 81 in what will be the Antrim Commons Business Park.

--> Continuing its advancement of the Crescent Corridor, Norfolk Southern appears ready to begin developing a major intermodal hub in Chambersburg, Pa., near the Maryland border, in conjunction with the Franklin…

The Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday reported a bill aimed at eliminating the railroads' limited antitrust exemption. The Association of American Railroads said the effort "could alter economic oversight of the railroads."

--> The Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday reported a bill aimed at eliminating the railroads' limited antitrust exemption. The Association of American Railroads said the effort "could alter economic oversight of the…

Norfolk Southern says the employees in its mechanical department turned in a history-making safety performance in 2008, completing the year with a reportable injury ratio of 0.53, the lowest ever achieved by any operating department at Norfolk Southern.

--> Norfolk Southern says the employees in its mechanical department turned in a history-making safety performance in 2008, completing the year with a reportable injury ratio of 0.53, the lowest ever…

Canadian National and West Chicago, Ill., have come to terms on CN’s operations over the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway, which CN acquired in January. West Chicago will accept CN’s commitment to $1.8 billion in improvements on the line to reduce the impact of the anticipated frequency increase on the EJ&E.

--> Canadian National and West Chicago, Ill., have come to terms on CN’s operations over the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway, which CN acquired in January. West Chicago will accept CN’s…

The Metrolink engineer involved in the Sept. 12, 2008 Chatsworth, Calif., train crash had earlier allowed a teenaged railfan access to the locomotive cab, overseeing him as the railfan piloted the train, and planned to do so again the day of the accident, which killed 25 and injured 130, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

--> The Metrolink engineer involved in the Sept. 12, 2008 Chatsworth, Calif., train crash had earlier allowed a teenaged railfan access to the locomotive cab, overseeing him as the railfan piloted…
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