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Retired CN Assistant Chief Engineer Darrell Clinton Francis died Dec. 18, 2017. He was 60.
Railroads are seeing the benefits of surging energy shipments to Mexico from the United States, as fuel exports have increased by 40% in the past two years.
Florida East Coast Railway, the regional carrier operating 350 miles of main line from Miami to Jacksonville, has a new President and Chief Executive Officer.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is celebrating the completion of the state's largest program of passenger and freight rail infrastructure improvements.
CSX Corp. will host its Investor and Analyst Conference on March 1, 2018, at the InterContinental New York Barclay in New York City.
A Washington state port set a deadline for the developer of a controversial oil-by-rail terminal to have approvals in place or lose its lease, which would effectively kill plans to…
OmniTRAX, Inc., Board Chairman Edmond Harris is resigning after being named executive vice president of operations at CSX Corp.(CSX).
The Association of American Railroads said U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Jan. 6 totaled 415,862 carloads and intermodal units, down 4.6% from the year-ago week.
Sunnie House, Vice President and Western Regional Manager for North America Rail for Parsons, has been appointed Chair of the California Transportation Foundation (CTF) Board of Directors.
Southco, Inc., a producer of engineered access products, has recently expanded its line of rotary latching solutions with the launch of the R4-81 Rotary Latch with Paddle Actuator. The newest…
Amtrak has a new Executive Vice President and Chief Safety Officer, and he is a former chief safety officer at both Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines. The Jan. 9…
Wabtec Corp. has appointed Donald M. Itzkoff as Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs.
The 55th annual recipient of Railway Age’s Railroader of the Year Award is Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Chairman, President and CEO John C. “Jack” Hellmann, leader of the world’s largest…
Have others noticed that aside from those few souls conscripted to promote the interests of railroads on Capitol Hill, the term “Staggers Rail Act” has lost its intended meaning?
Veteran railroader and long-time Hunter Harrison and Jim Foote colleague Edmond L. Harris has come out of retirement a second time to head operations at CSX, where, as Executive Vice…
Operation Lifesaver, Inc., the national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting safety at railroad crossings and along railroad rights-of-way, has developed new materials for its trained volunteer speakers to use in…
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) received six pre-proposals from firms willing to build two transload facilities in Treasure Valley and in the mid-Willamette Valley.
On Dec. 18, 2017, Amtrak 501, the first Cascades passenger train operating over the Point Defiance Bypass in Washington State, careened off the rails as it entered a 30-mph speed-restricted…
Total U.S. rail traffic was 397,032 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending Dec. 30, down 6.8% compared with the same week in 2016, according to the Association of…
BNSF has honored three generations of railroaders with a new siding in Washington State.
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