Short Lines

Genesee & Wyoming Australia Pty Ltd (GWA) announced that Luke C. Anderson has been appointed chief executive officer, effective October 2, 2017.
Stephen Hoye has been appointed vice president of Pacific Harbor Line by parent Anacostia Rail Holdings, effective in early August.
Port of New Orleans President and Chief Executive Brandy Christian has been appointed to the Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council (RSTAC).
Rio Grande Pacific Dispatch (RGPD), formerly Nebraska Central Dispatch, has rebranded with a new name and logo, to strengthen its connection to parent company Rio Grande Pacific Corp., and more…
Alpenglow Rail LLC completed its acquisition of VIP Rail LLC. This acquisition is a first for the Denver-based shortline rail business, which is backed by private equity firm Stonecourt Capital.
BNSF has named the transload facility operated by the OmniTRAX, Inc.-managed Sand Springs Railway Co. in Tulsa, Okla., as a Premier Status location, “signifying superior performance, a comprehensive service offering…
The White House on July 11 announced that President Donald Trump has nominated Ronald L. Batory, who recently retired as President and Chief Operating Officer of Conrail, as the next…
Grupo México, S.A.B. de C.V. has completed the acquisition of Florida East Coast Holdings Corp. (FEC) through its Transportation Business Unit Grupo México Transportes, S.A. de C.V. (GMXT).
Great Western Railway Ltd., Saskatchewan, has acquired 150 grain hopper railcars from the Government of Saskatchewan, following a competitive bidding process. This is GWR’s first purchase of its kind since…
Nineteenth century economist Thomas Malthus is associated with a failure to recognize improved productivity as a tide lifting humankind’s standard of living.
The Association of American Railroads reported U.S. railroads for the week ending July 1 originated 546,361 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.2% compared with the same week in 2016.
In late May, members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) ratified their first-ever contract with the Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad.
Thomas “Tom” Murta will be joining the Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) as its Executive Director on July 10, 2017. He replaces Ron Hynes, who left SLSI in June.
Legislation to improve rail safety through amplified use of the free-market forces of competition and innovation has been introduced in the Senate by Surface Transportation Subcommittee Chairman Deb Fischer (R-Neb.).
NORTHUMBERLAND, Pa. – Among the hundreds of operators that make the “first-and-last mile” business of short line railroading an ongoing success, the North Shore Railroad stands out.
Each year, hundreds of executives, technical experts, engineers and safety officers from across the railway supplier universe engage in an activity that, while largely unheralded, is enormously important to our…
Larry Stockton and Robert Olin, two veteran rail industry executives who earlier this year launched 360 Rail Services, LLC, a new venture providing engineering, design, construction, maintenance, logistics and transloading…
As a perfect scene does not a great movie make, ideal legislation cannot deliver its intent absent proficient administration.
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association announced the 308 railroad recipients of its annual Jake Awards, recognizing above-industry average safety performance in 2016.
The Port of New Orleans will acquire the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad under an agreement between the city of New Orleans, the port and the railroad.
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