Short Lines

With U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 emissions regulations taking effect Jan. 1, 2015, Cummins Inc. says it’s well-prepared, with more than 100 engine installations on order for passenger…
Tacoma Rail, a short line serving its namesake port facility and city in Washington State, has signed a contract with BNSF to supply fueling and maintenance needs for the Class…
The Algoma Central Railway Passenger Service Working Group is seeking a contract operator for ACR’s passenger service between Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst, Ontario, and has issued a request for…
Pacific Harbor Line said late Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 it is now "serving customers located in three industrial areas near the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, linked to…
R. J. Corman Railroad Company/Texas Lines LLC late Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 announced the purchase of the assets of Texas Southeastern Railroad (TSE), previously a subsidiary of Georgia-Pacific LLC.
The Morristown & Erie Railway is constructing a new train-to-truck bulk transloading facility on Troy Hills Road in Whippany, N.J. It is expected to open in the Fall of 2014.
R.J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC has acquired St. Augustine, Fla.-based Roadway Worker Training, Inc. (RWT), which provides specialized training and support services to the railroad industry.
One of the more challenging capacity constraints affecting BNSF's Northern Corridor is the 4,769-foot long bridge across Lake Pend Oreille outside Sandpoint, Idaho, not far from where BNSF and Montana…
OmniTRAX Canada said Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 it would "suspend its plans to ship crude oil for the foreseeable future," even as it "anticipates a record shipping season in 2014."
Opponents continue to snipe at the proposed Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project, sought by the Metropolitan Council as the third LRT line to serve Minneapolis/St. Paul and surrounding municipalities.
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has selected Linda Bauer Darr, a former U.S. Department of Transportation official with nearly 20 years of trade association experience in…
The state of Illinois said Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 it and Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS) had reached a "key milestone" in developing intercity passenger rail service linking Chicago and the…
Railroads, Operation Lifesaver, and law enforcement communicate three facts on a daily basis: “Railroad tracks are private property, they are not public thoroughfares, and they are very dangerous.” Yet, despite…
The general counsel for Northwestern Pacific Railroad Co. (NWP) has moved to defuse complaints from NWP's Vice President Jacob Park related to implementing passenger rail service in Sonoma and Marin…
Quebec provincial police are attempting to prevent the auction of the former Montreal, Maine & Atlantic GE C30-7 locomotive that played a key role in the July 2013 Lac-Mégantic rail…
Schellville, Calif.-based short line Northwestern Pacific Railroad Co. (NWP) has expressed displeasure with recent actions undertaken by Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) actions that the freight railroad says is disrupting…
A series of wildfires in central and eastern Washington state, some blazing for nearly a week, have devastated entire communities and left several sections of railway damaged.
The Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC), a freight transportation advocacy group, has endorsed the Obama Administration’s Build America Investment Initiative, which consists of plans to move infrastructure…
Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. said Monday, July 14, 2014 its second-quarter traffic rose 6.0% measured against the comparable quarter in 2013. Same-railroad traffic was up 5.0% for the quarter.
The Indiana Rail Road Co. (INRD) said Tuesday, July 8, 2014 it will increase the speed limit for trains to 30 mph for the portion of its mainline between West…
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