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Short line operator Patriot Rail Company LLC has merged with Diversified Port Holdings LLC, part of a plan to offer bundled rail/sea services to shippers.
Oct. 31, 2017 marks the 30th anniversary for Montana Rail Link, a Class II regional operating more than 900 miles of main line and branch trackage from Jones Junction (Huntley),…
Watching Washington, August 2017 Railway Age: Free-market philosopher Ayn Rand, an émigré from the economic horrors of the command-and-control Soviet Union, was celebrated as the Reagan Administration’s “novelist laureate.” Alan…
Railroads serving Houston and the surrounding region have suspended service as heavy rain and flooding following Hurricane Harvey continues to rake the region.
The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) has been awarded a $500,000 grant by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to create a Hazardous Materials Training Academy.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. has recognized Louisville, Ky.-based Road & Rail Services, Inc. as 2017 Plant Processor of the Year for performance excellence at its Marysville, Ohio, plant, and…
You won’t find different shades of information technology on Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS) locomotives. That’s because Wi-Tronix, LLC has equipped the entire IAIS fleet with Violet™.
The Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad (CSS) has added 100 covered steel coil cars to support the shipping needs of Burns Harbor, Ind.-based ArcelorMittal, its largest customer. CIT…
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) released a research report that details the impact freight and passenger rail operations have on the state economy.
In an effort to boost freight mobility in rural areas including rail, the Florida counties of Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty, and Franklin announced the establishment of the Gulf to Gadsden Freight…
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