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Potential suitor emerges for beleaguered MM&A
A Canadian rail group reportedly is negotiating with the State of Maine in hopes of acquiring the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway, which filed for bankruptcy on Aug. 7 following…
MM&A loses Canadian operating license
The Montreal, Maine & Atlantic lost its license to operate in Canada on Tuesday, August 13, after regulators there decided it doesn’t carry enough liability insurance, Maine’s Portland Press Herald…
Ragan, CSX notch top-25 finish at Watkins Glen
David Ragan, driving the No. 34 Taco Bell/CSX Play It Safe Ford Fusion, earned a top-25 finish Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International, one of…
Beleaguered MM&A files for bankruptcy
Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MM&A), operator of the runaway crude oil train involved in the July 6 derailment and explosion at Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, that killed 47 people, announced on…
MM&A to cease crude-by-rail haulage
The Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway will cease transporting oil by rail, Chairman Ed Burkhardt has announced, ending crude-by-rail transport over MM&A right-of-way from North Dakota's Bakken formation to a…
Maine House rep introduces two-person-crew bill
Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Me.) on Aug. 2, 2013 introduced “The Safe Freight Act,” a bill requiring a minimum of two-person crews for freight trains. Fellow Maine Democrat Rep. Chellie Pingree…
Rethinking railroad safety and efficiency
An innovative project on Egyptian National Railways is an example of how small railroads can install PTC at a low cost.
FRA issues Emergency Order, Safety Advisory in Lac-Mégantic's wake
The Federal Railroad Administration issued an Emergency Order (EO 28, Notice No. 1, 49 CFR 232.103[n]) and Safety Advisory (2013-06) Friday evening, Aug. 2, 2013, “to help prevent trains operating…
My summer of '68 (or: How a string of tank cars almost killed me!)
Those of you who know me well know that I was a brakeman on the Penn Central Railroad while in college. That was 45 years ago, but the recent crude-by-rail…
David Ragan and CSX: Safe race at Indy. Perhaps TOO safe?
NASCAR Sprint Cup driver David Ragan and the CSX Ford Fusion brought the railroad’s “Play It Safe” safety message to Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 28. The campaign efforts…
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