Short Lines

Reading and Northern Railroad has  promoted three veteran employees to Vice President positions at the company.
Kansas City Southern announced June 22 that the Meridian Speedway©, LLC (MSLLC), is investing approximately $28 million in 2016 on construction and improvement projects on its Vicksburg and Meridian Subdivisions.
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has urged the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to abandon its call to require two-person crews in many types of service, citing…
Whiting Corp., a North American manufacturer of custom-built rail maintenance equipment and overhead cranes, is acquiring certain railcar and locomotive repair assets from L.B. Foster Rail Technologies, Inc.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is undertaking an update to the 2010 State Rail Plan to document the current state of the rail system, identify planned improvements and outline…
Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad (RBMN) announced it acquired the 5.5 mile Locust Valley Line effective June 8, 2016.
The Nebraska Central Railroad (NCRC) has promoted Julie Greve to Manager of Marketing & Customer Relations. Greve has spent 15 years at the railroad; her assignments have included work with…
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) have partnered with the Mohawk, Adirondack & Northern Railroad (MHWA) of Utica and…
EXIM Bank (Export-Import Bank of the United States) has financed the sale of Railserve’s LEAF® locomotives to Societe d’Exploitation du Transgabonais (SETRAG), a railway operator in Gabon, Africa.
The construction of a modern railway bridge across the Lehigh River to create a connection between two divisions of Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad (RBMN) has been assured with…
“Volume vs. Velocity—Managing Change in 2016” will be the theme for the 247th meeting of the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) to be held 
July 11–12, 2016 at the…
Union Pacific Chairman, President and CEO Lance M. Fritz will be the keynote speaker at the RSI/CMA 2016 Rail Expo & Technical Conference on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 in Omaha,…
George C. Betke, Jr., Chairman of Farmrail System, Inc., was honored with the Thomas L. Schlosser Distinguished Service Award, given on an annual basis to recognize an individual for long-term,…
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced on May 20, 2016 that it has received 212 applications totaling nearly $9.8 billion for grants through the newly-created Fostering Advancements in Shipping and…
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association recognized four short lines on May 18, 2016 "for their efforts in designing and enacting innovative and successful marketing initiatives in the…
150 non-partisan organizations recognize Infrastructure Week May 16th to 23rd. Business, labor and civic organizations are uniting under the week's 2016 theme: “Infrastructure Matters.”
The Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission on May 13, 2016 approved $36 million for 31 rail projects across 34 counties.
A managed affiliate of OmniTRAX, Inc. is purchasing the Heart of Texas Railroad (HTR) from private local investors. The transaction is subject to Surface Transportation Board approval. Terms were not…
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) installed Judy Petry, president and general manager of Farmrail System, as its new chairman. Peter Claussen, Jr., president of the Gulf…
Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl returned from attending the April 26-28, 2016 North East Association of Rail Shippers (NEARS) Spring Conference…
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