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CP expands reach in Iowa via short line
Canadian Pacific has executed a trackage rights agreement with the Iowa Northern Railway that it says “expands CP’s market reach in Iowa and increases rail business options for customers’ agricultural…
Watco to control Wisconsin & Southern
Pittsburgh, Kan.-based Watco Transportation Services, LLC has announced it is acquiring what it calls “controlling ownership” of Milwaukee-based Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co. (WSOR). Watco’s acquisition adds Wisconsin’s second-largest railroad…
Short lines and regionals have an important role
What the Association of American Railroads calls “Class II and Class III railroads”—short lines and regionals, in the vernacular, or simply short lines, for short—are rebuilding America’s railroads with a…
Short lines and new revenue streams
Your short line faces higher fuel prices, health costs escalating at a rate you can’t predict, limited ability to increase per-car divisions with your Class I connections, and has about…
The RRIF program is open for business
$7 billion is available for Class II and Class III railroads.
Creating a safety culture
Creating a culture that promotes individual safety and eliminates injuries is not an easy thing to do in the railroad industry.
NREC 2GS-37C DE
National Railway Equipment Company’s new, six-axle 2GS-37C DE N-ViroMotive utilizes existing SD40-2 main frames, rebuilt trucks with D87B traction motors (70:17 gear ratio), and twin gensets equipped with 1,850-hp Cummins QSK50…
An RRIF-centered capitalization growth strategy
The RRIF program was conceived to support more direct, local rail service. But such service may be in retreat.
New rate tools for short lines
Short line operators proposing new moves or trying to renegotiate rate divisions on old moves can be at a competitive disadvantage with their Class I counterparts.
Short Line Railroad of the Year
For Texas short line, “Customer is king”. In 12 years, an upstart short line powerhouse has increased freight traffic 20-fold. In Texas, “think big” is a maxim, even for the…
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