Short Lines

Freight rail service will begin traversing the right-of-way in and around Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, limited at first to trains hauling dry goods.
Just in time for the 2013 wheat harvest, a new grain train loop facility opened for business in September at McCoy, Wash.
Pittsburgh-based Railroad Development Corp. (RDC) confirmed Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, that it had been paid the full $14.6 million awarded in its six-year international arbitration against the Republic of Guatemala…
The television network “Destination America,” which is part of the Discovery Communications group of networks (TLC, Animal Planet, etc.), will be premiering a new series, “Railroad Alaska,” on Saturday, Nov.…
The Alaska Railroad has named Chief Mechanical Officer Doug Engebretson as Chief Operating Officer, a position left vacant when former COO Bill O’Leary was promoted to President and CEO on…
Darien, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming said Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 its October traffic volume rose 104.2% compared with its comparable traffic one year ago, and up 6.3% from October 2012…
The Columbia Basin Railroad (CBRR) delivered its first unit train of canola seed for Pacific Coast Canola (PCC) at PCC’s facility in Warden, Wash. on the morning of Nov. 7,…
BNSF Railway has selected Montana Rail Link, Inc. (MRL) as its 2013 Short Line of the Year “for its significant growth and continued emphasis on a strong safety record.” In…
Nov. 3, 2013 marks short line San Pedro & Southwestern Railroad’s 10th anniversary. Based in Benson, Ariz., where it connects with Union Pacific’s Los Angeles-Chicago main line, SPSR began operations…
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, reported third-quarter earnings of $65.7 million, or $1.16 per diluted share, compared with a loss of $19.6 million, or 47 cents…
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