Short Lines

$7 billion is available for Class II and Class III railroads.
Creating a culture that promotes individual safety and eliminates injuries is not an easy thing to do in the railroad industry.
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…
The RRIF program was conceived to support more direct, local rail service. But such service may be in retreat.
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.
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…
Reading & Northern: Ready and able
U.S. energy options in the coming decades will need to be plentiful and diverse. Count on the Reading & Northern Railroad to contribute to any solution.
A short line plots land use development and alternative energy options, along with acquiring a right-of-way, to best advantage—and beats recessionary odds.
Although the Railroad Safety Improvement Act of 2008 was written primarily for the Class I’s, many of the short line and regional railroads that touch roughly one out of every…
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