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CN weighs acquiring Ontario Northern
CN Wednesday gave indications that it might be interested in purchasing Ontario Northern Railroad operations in whole or part.
Oklahoma short line gets trackage rights
The Surface Transportation Board Wednesday announced approval of a trackage rights exemption sought be WFEC Railroad Co. "to grant limited nonexclusive overhead trackage rights to Kiamichi Railroad LLC (KRR), over…
Saskatchewan announces short line grants
Saskatchewan's provincial government Monday announced C$700,000 in grants distributed among 11 short line railroads through its Shortline Railway Sustainability Program.
GWI traffic declines in March, 1Q
Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. said Friday its March 2012 traffic volume fell 13.6% compared with the same month a year ago. As well, GWI's first-quarter traffic volume declined,…
Merchandise commodity trends not encouraging
A question that’s been bugging me of late has to with what the short line scene will look like in 2016. I’m looking strictly at the commodities where most non-Class…
RailAmerica completes acquisition
Jacksonville, Fla.-based RailAmerica, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of a 20% interest in the Wellsboro & Corning Railroad and Industrial Waste Group from Myles Group for approximately…
Georgia DOT seeks abandonment exemption
The George Department of Transportation has filed with the Surface Transportation Board for an Abandonment Exemption, in order "to abandon a 3.12-mile line of railroad between milepost 469.15 and milepost…
TRANSCAER awards honor Class I’s, short line
TRANSCAER® (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response) has honored several Class I railroads, and one short line, with the organization's 2011 National Awards.
Reactivation of Arkansas short line sought
North Louisiana & Arkansas Railroad, Inc. (NLA) has petitioned the Surface Transportation Board for authority to lease and operate a 21.8-mile line of railroad extending from a point near Lake Village…
Obituary: Frederick A. Winkler, 83
Frederick A. Winkler, general agent of the Winchester & Western Railroad and a powerful voice within New Jersey railroading, died peacefully at his home in Clarksboro, N.J., on March 24,…
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