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Railroad industry journalist, analyst, author and long-time Railway Age Contributing Editor Lawrence H Kaufman, 80, died on Nov. 8 in Golden, Colo., after a long illness.
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) released the following statement regarding Tuesday’s election:
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) issued the following statement regarding the 2016 election results:
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on November 9 that U.S. rail traffic for the week ending November 5, 2016 was 543,377 carloads and intermodal units, up 0.7% compared…
Patriot Rail Services Company LLC (Patriot Rail) announced November 8 a rail infrastructure investment in its California-based subsidiary, Sacramento Valley Railroad (SAV), the railroad that serves tenants of McClellan Business…
Despite a soft market for anthracite coal, Reading & Northern reported on November 4 that its freight traffic has grown over its record-setting 2015 base: Merchandise traffic (non-coal) is up…
Coal is no longer king and will not return to the position it once held as the industry’s largest revenue stream. Crude oil might bounce back, a little. Motor vehicles…
Shareholders of Providence and Worcester Railroad Company (P&W) voted to approve the proposed acquisition of PWRR by Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI).
In comments filed with the Surface Transportation Board regarding Reciprocal Switching, STB Ex Parte No. 711 (Sub-No. 1), the Association of American Railroads said the proposed rules are “unlawful” and…
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on Oct. 26 reported for the week ending Oct. 22, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 544,092 carloads and intermodal units, down 1.7%…
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