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For coal, a sharper focus on exports
Environmental activism, an abundance of cheap natural gas, and the global economy were connected in one way or another with the mixed outlook for coal during the first half of…
BNSF unit trains to serve new frac sand facility
U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. announced Monday that it has formed "an innovative alliance with BNSF Railway to build a new silica sand storage facility in San Antonio, Tex., that will support the…
Iowa Pacific completes Permian Basin upgrades
Iowa Pacific Holdings said Wednesday it has opened its new locomotive repair shop on the Texas-New Mexico Railroad (TNMR) subsidiary, a key rail line in the Permian Basin oilfield.
Holland L.P. marks buy of L.B. Foster unit
Holland L.P. affirmed Thursday that it has acquired the Railway Securement Business of L.B. Foster. Terms of the transaction remain undisclosed.
Moorman: Putting coal in perspective
There's no question about the importance of coal to the railroads. It has recently accounted for 44% of U.S. Class I railroad tonnage, 24.1% of carloads, and 24.2% of revenue. A mild…
L.B. Foster finalizes business division sale
L.B. Foster Co. on Monday noted the completion of the sale of its railway securement business to Holland, L.P.
DART marks Customer No. 250 million
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) early Monday morning heralded reaching 250 million customers since DART light rail transit service began almost 16 years ago on June 14, 1996.
Norfolk Southern: At 30, still growing
Norfolk Southern, a railroad that has more than once been characterized as the world's most successful, observes its 30th anniversary June 2 in a position of strength and growth, despite…
Grain shippers: UP “top-performing” railroad
For the second year in a row, Union Pacific was selected as the top performing railroad by leading U.S. agricultural shippers in the third annual Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) Railroad…
CP trains resume rolling
Canadian Pacific operations throughout Canada resumed at roughly 7:00 a.m. Friday morning (Eastern Time), CP spokesman Ed Greenberg told Railway Age.
Bombardier unveils new PRIMOVE application
In Berlin Thursday, Bombardier Transportation unveiled a new application for both rail and road transit of what it described as its "game-changing" PRIMOVE system, applicable to rail and bus public transit.
Bombardier, Bratislava conduct FLEXITY tests
Bombardier Transportation said Wednesday it and transport authority Dopravny podnik Bratislava (DPB) have begun test operations of a Bombardier's FLEXITY tram in Bratislava, Slovakia. Testing in the Slovakian capital city…
UP unit wins Chrysler Partnership award
Chrysler presented its 2011 Partnership Award to Union Pacific Distribution Services at the annual Chrysler Carrier Conference in Auburn Hills, Mich.
Indiana Rail Road CEO honored with degree
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind., has conferred an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree upon Thomas G. Hoback, founder, president, and CEO of The Indiana Rail Road Co.…
Maintenance workers pace April rail employment gains
Led by increases in rail maintenance of way and structures employees, U.S. Class I railroads employed 161,876 workers in mid-April, up 3.25% from April 2011 and also up 0.84 from…
Watco, Bourque Logistics form alliance
Bourque Logistics on Thursday said it has formed an alliance with Watco Compliance Services to offer combined railcar maintenance and regulatory compliance services to rail shippers.
GO Transit sets summer weekend Barrie service
On June 23, GO Transit will begin running a summer weekend GO Train service pilot along its Barrie line, which runs north from Toronto toward Lake Simcoe. This service pilot…
Invensys Rail Corp. announces PTC acquisition
Invensys Rail Corp. has acquired privately held PHW, Inc. from the current owner/managers for up to $24 million. Invensys says the acquisition was completed May 10. Pittsburgh-based PHW, Inc. will…
Amtrak reorganizes Operations management
Amtrak Friday unveiled its long-anticipated reorganization of its Operations management structure, saying it has created "four business lines to establish clear accountability for the financial performance of individual trains and…
RailComm aids NECR bridge operation
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Wednesday it has provided remote control for a New England Central Railroad bridge.
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