Short Lines

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Jul. 16, 2016:
The Indiana Rail Road (INRD) on July 14, 2016 officially opened its new Merom Transload, which is “designed to provide efficient movement of commerce for current and future customers in…
Later this month, Minnesota's Twin Cities & Western Railroad (TC&W), one of Minnesota's busiest short lines, will transport something very different—dozens of passengers who, according to TC&W President Mark Wegner,…
The Federal Railroad Administration, at a July 15, 2016 hearing regarding the agency’s proposed rule mandating two-person crews, heard two sharply contrasting arguments, one from freight rail management, the other…
BNSF Railway and Southwestern Railroad (SWRR) reached an agreement which calls for BNSF to take over service of the rail line between Clovis and Carlsbad, N.Mex. effective Jan. 17, 2017.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) released numbers on July 13 showing the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight…
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…
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