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AAR: 2016 concludes on a positive note
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on Jan. 4, 2017 reported total U.S. weekly rail traffic for the week ending Dec. 31, 2016 was 425,998 carloads and intermodal units, up…
Executive Director of the Build America Bureau named
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Dec. 30, 2016 that Martin Klepper will join the USDOT Build America Bureau (Bureau) as the initial executive director.
LRIW nature tour networking event at the NRC Conference
The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) announce a networking event and nature tour during the 2017 NRC Conference.
OmniTRAX Canada starts ownership transfer with Missinippi Railway Consortium
OmniTRAX Canada announced it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Missinippi Rail Consortium to commence the transfer of ownership in its Manitoba assets.
AAR: total weekly traffic up 27% (*)
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Dec. 28 that for the week ending December 24, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 496,633 carloads and intermodal units, up 27%…
2017 Freight Rail Outlook
If 2016’s wild, throw-predictions-out-the-window runaway freight train of a Presidential election taught us anything, it’s that nothing is ever a given. As the old saw goes, never assume, because it…
David L. Parkinson, 1938-2016
Short line railroad executive David L. Parkinson, 78, died Saturday, Dec. 17 at Palm Desert, Calif. after a brief illness.
ASLRRA selects GREX
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) announced on Dec. 21 its selection of Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) as a preferred provider in the association’s Member Discount…
AAR: Weekly U.S. traffic relatively flat
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Dec. 21 that for the week ending Dec. 17, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 523,949 carloads and intermodal units, down 0.3%…
Pan Am Southern, Pan Am Railways take MBTA to task over PTC
Pan Am Southern LLC (PAS, the joint venture of Pan Am Railways and Norfolk Southern) and Pan Am Railways (PAR) itself on Dec. 20 served default and dispute notices concerning…
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