Management

CN said Monday the Class I railroad and Superior Silica Sands have reached a multi-year agreement to move frac sand from a new processing plant now under construction in northern…
House Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) joined the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC), NRC member STX Railroad Construction, CSX, and Kia Motor Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) Aug. 9 for a…
Kennett Square, Pa.-based Regional Rail, LLC said Friday it has acquired a majority ownership interest in Diamondback Signal, LLC. The latter specializes in the design, construction, and maintenance of signal…
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. said Wednesday subsidiary Rail Link, Inc. has received the Wyoming Governor's Award for Safety and Health in the Large Mine-Site Contractor category for the second consecutive…
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) this year has sought bidders to operate its regional rail network, but according to the Boston Globe MBTA has received only two actual offers to…
Bombardier Transportation announced Friday that it has signed a contract with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to provide operations and maintenance services for the AirTrain system…
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and a new subsidiary, KeRail Inc., have entered into an agreement with Tata Steel Minerals Canada Ltd. (TSMC) for KeRail to provide transportation for the 4.2…
The Association of American Railroads reported Thursday that rail intermodal volume in July was 946,071 trailers and containers, up 5.6% compared with July 2011. U.S. rail carloads totaled 1,103,733, off…
In train operations, the railroads continue to post impressive safety gains. This year's first five months, according to preliminary counts released Tuesday by the Federal Railroad Administration, saw declines of…
Union Pacific has been named one of the 2012 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles, the only railroad to receive the award offered annually by the National Business Group on Health…
The Surface Transportation Board Wednesday announced "two initiatives to explore ways to further protect captive shippers from unreasonable rail rates." STB said it proposes to reform its rules on how…
Rail Logistics Tuesday said that due to "continued growth," the company's Cold Train service is expanding its Washington State-based refrigerated container fleet to 300 state-of-the-art 53-foot containers (built by Hyundai),…
Canadian Pacific and Smart Sand, Inc., Wednesday announced a strategic long-term partnership "under which the two companies will supply and ship premium, Northern White frac sand to the unconventional oil…
July 19, 2012 marks the 25th anniversary of Red River Valley & Western Railroad Co. (RRV&W), based in Wahpeton, N.D., the regional railroad announced Tuesday.
Wi-Tronix, LLC on Monday thanked "everyone who attended this year's Users Conference," the first such conference the company held to tap the expertise of "over 100 industry leaders to share, discuss,…
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Friday it has been chosen to provide its state-of-the-art Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) train control system for Emmett, Idaho-based Rio Grande Pacific Corp. (RGPC).
Over the last six months or so as I've made my rounds visiting short lines, regional railroads, and Class I's from the locomotive cab to the executive suite, I've found…
MTA Metro-North announced Wednesday that it is working with Masabi US Ltd. to test a smartphone app "that will let people buy their train tickets anywhere, anytime and never have…
A ruling by the U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has cast new doubt on the future of coal as a source of electricity it for Americans—and a…
Patriot Rail President and CEO John Fenton has announced the appointment of James T. Schultz, former vice president & chief safety officer at CSX, as executive vice president & chief administrative officer.
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