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Reading & Northern Railroad has named William Clark as Senior Vice President Coal, where he will be responsible for managing the anthracite coal business, as well as the railroad’s freight…
The Surface Transportation Board announced that it is adopting a tentative new measure of average change in railroad industry productivity for 2011-15.
This is Jim Blaze, rail economist and teacher—sometimes a reporter; always one who questions. I’m concerned about how the “Big 7” railroads are going to address their next five to…
With early indications that the Trump Administration is a political version of the Jerry Springer show, expect an atypical legislative session, with the Republican majority sometimes in open conflict with…
Alaska Railroad is cutting 49 jobs as part of a major restructuring.
Railway Age is now accepting entries for its annual Short Line and Regional Railroads of the Year competition. Class II and Class III and switching/terminal railroads are invited to submit…
The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI), a non-profit affiliate of ASLRRA (American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association) has launched “Safety Tip Tuesday,” a new program that “provides easy-to-access training…
Railway Age editors, along with judges Nick Little, Managing Director of Michigan State University’s Railway Management Program, and Ronald L. Batory, President and Chief Operating Officer of Consolidated Rail Corp.,…
The 219-mile Heart of Georgia Railroad Inc. (HOG, informally known as “The Hog’) will be part of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. by the second quarter of 2017, pending Surface Transportation…
A private operator is being sought for the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, which operates more than 100 miles of track connecting to six major railroads in the Crescent City.
The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) s now accepting 2017/2018 school year applications for the annual RSI Undergraduate Scholarship which provides a minimum of five college scholarships in amounts ranging from…
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) Chairman of the Board of Directors Mortimer B. Fuller III, 74, has announced his retirement effective following the company’s annual stockholders’ meeting this May. His…
If Judge Neil Gorsuch is Senate-confirmed to the Supreme Court, federal regulatory agencies such as the Surface Transportation Board (STB) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) could be closer to losing…
Elaine Chao has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn in to serve as the 18th Secretary of Transportation.
At the close of 2016, regional railroad Reading & Northern (R&N) “had more employees, more track, more locomotives, more freight cars, more facilities and more customers than at any point…
Stuart Chirls has joined the staff of Railway Age as Senior Editor, based at Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. headquarters in New York City.
Expediency over principle describes a unanimous vote Jan. 27 by the three Surface Transportation Board (STB) members—Acting Chairman Ann Begeman, a Republican, and Democrats Dan Elliott and Deb Miller.
The Association of American Railroads (AAR), in reporting rail traffic for the week ending Jan. 21, 2017, noted that business picked up considerably.
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) on Jan. 23 announced his selections for Full Committee Vice Chairman and the Committee’s six Subcommittee Chairmen for the 115th Congress:
R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC, named Nathan Henderson as president of R. J. Corman Railroad Services, LLC, and of Noel Rush to serve as senior vice president Commercial Development,…
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