Short Lines

I’ve known Andy M. Muller Jr., chairman and CEO of Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad Co., for close to 30 years, when he was just getting started in the…
Hurricane Sandy stranded millions for days. It will take billions to fully recover from the monster storm’s windy, watery wallop.
Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) said Friday it has signed a joint marketing agreement with Port Everglades to promote a new 42.5-acre near-port intermodal container transfer facility (ICTF), to serve…
Hannibal Real Estate of White Plains, N.Y., and Carload Express of Oakmont, Pa., on Wednesday jointly announced agreement to operate the 12.2-mile Omal railway line in Monroe County, Ohio, naming…
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. said Monday that its wholly owned subsidiary, the Columbus & Ohio River Rail Road Co. (CUOH), has signed a long-term agreement to serve the $900 million…
Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. Tuesday said freight traffic declined 4.8% in October compared with October 2011.
Union Pacific's annual gathering of short lines in late October was all about giving short lines access to more tools, neatly arranged for ease of access, to bring more business…
Nebraska Central Railroad has announced the opening of a new rail bridge serving Norfolk, Neb., which will increase the short line's capacity to move next-generation railcars of 286,000 pounds per…
Iowa Interstate Railroad Ltd. (IAIS) Wednesday said it has opened a new locomotive maintenance shop and crew change center near South Amana, Iowa.
The Federal Railroad Administration's preliminary safety report for the period January-August 2012 shows continued safety gains in key areas of freight railroading.
The Columbus and Greenville Railway (CAGY), was recently named Shortline of the Year at BNSF 's annual "Shortline Conference" held last month in Irving, Texas.
Freight operations in the Northeast are slowly returning to normal along the destruction path left by Hurricane Sandy.
A new locomotive maintenance facility that will serve the Indiana Northeastern Railroad, a 123-mile short line headquartered in Hillsdale, Mich., was dedicated on Friday, Oct. 26.
Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC and the Adirondack Rail Preservation Society (ARPS) have reached a Memorandum of Understanding to establish tourist passenger service on the Adirondack Railroad, linking its namesake state…
Chicago-based Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC Tuesday announced its acquisition of a controlling interest in Cape Rail, Inc., and its subsidiaries, Massachusetts Coastal Railroad, LLC and Cape Cod Central Railroad.
Alfred E. Michon, president of four regional railroads who also worked with both Burlington Northern (now BNSF) and Union Pacific, died Oct. 9 at age 75.
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Monday said it has completed its acquisition of RailAmerica, Inc., and also "entered into a new five-year Senior Secured Credit Facility comprised of a $1.875 billion…
Officials in Daviess County, Ind., have tabled a motion to approve a $2.1 million passing siding near Plainville, Ind., to be used by Indiana Southern Railroad.
Chicago-based Anacostia & Pacific Co. Wednesday announced John K. Secor is retiring as president of the Louisville & Indiana Railroad (LIRC) at the end of October, to be succeeded by…
Genesee & Wyoming Inc (GWR) announced Friday that it has priced its previously announced offering of 3,500,000 shares of Class A common Stock—including 233,966 shares held by its board chairman—at $64.75 per share,…
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