Short Lines

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has completed its purchase of 37-miles of Housatonic Railroad right-of-way, stretching from Pittsfield, Mass., to Canaan, Conn., the railroad's headquarters city sitting just across the…
May 6 & 7, 2015 |  Key Bridge Marriott Hotel | Arlington, VA Conference Agenda Wednesday, May 6 8:00 Registration Continental Breakfast 9:00 Keynote AddressTom Prendergast, Chairman, New York Metropolitan Transportation…
Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC handled record carloads and passengers in 2014, and earned record revenue.
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association said Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 its chairman, Ed McKechnie, had announced the selection of five industry safety experts retained as assessors for…
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is requesting commissioners of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, a city-owned property, to consider putting the railroad up for sale to a private-sector operator.
Railway Age is now accepting entries for its annual Short Line/Regional Railroad of the Year competition. Short lines and regionals—and there are more than 500 of them—are invited to submit…
Regional railroad Reading & Northern set new records for carload volume and revenue in 2014.
Washington State legislators and city administrators hope to obtain federal funding to reconfigure and improve a 100-year-old railroad interchange at Connell, Wash., to relieve a bottleneck in the movement of…
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The Surface Transportation Board on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 gave preliminary approval to Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) to acquire "certain physical railroad assets" from Canaan, Conn.-based short line Housatonic…
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