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Officials: Criminal intent seen in Quebec crash
Canadian officials Tuesday, July 9, 2013, strongly suggested that criminal intent contributed to the 72-car train that derailed July 6 in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, though they declined to provide details.
Quebec railcar fire damage assessed
Quebec provincial and local officials, along with firefighters, continued struggling Monday, July 8, 2013, with the damage and death caused by a Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway crude oil train…
RRV&W reaches one million carloads
On June 22, the Red River Valley & Western Railroad Company, after 26 years in business, moved its one-millionth carload. The celebratory shipment was 110 tons of corn destined for…
Jo Strang joins ASLRRA staff
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association has appointed Jo Strang as Vice President for Regulatory Affairs, effective July 1.
Alaska Railroad begins extension project
Alaska Railroad has begun clearing right-of-way for a 32-mile, $88 million extension between Point MacKenzie and Houston, Alaska.
Central Oregon & Pacific receives TIGER grant
The U.S. Department of Transportation, through the Federal Railroad Administration, has awarded a $7 million TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant to the State of Oregon to support a…
Tres Meyer named Nebraska Central COO
Rio Grande Pacific Corporation has appointed rail industry veteran Tres Meyer as Chief Operating Officer of its Nebraska Central Railroad Company. He will report RGPC President Robert Bach.
America’s railroads: Conservers of energy, friends of the environment
You might remember the TV commercial: A single locomotive pulling doublestacked containers through a pastoral landscape, a logjam of trucks and autos on the adjacent roadway, everything moving uncharacteristically slow,…
New investment capital for Iowa Pacific
Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC announced on May 10 that it has reached a preliminary understanding with two institutional investors for up to $35 million of new capital that will be…
Omnitrax bidding in Romania
The Romanian Government on May 8 received three bids for the sale of a 51% stake in CFR Marfă, the national rail freight operator, and U.S. short line operator Omnitrax…
KCS names Selby short line, energy markets VP
Kansas City Southern has promoted Darin P. Selby to Vice President Energy Markets and Short Line Partner Relations, from his previous position as Assistant Vice President.
NY&A nets ASLRRA honors
Among those recognized with various awards April 30 (including Railway Age's own Short Line Railroad of the Year and Regional Railroad of the Year honors) during the American Short Line…
GWI marks 1Q earnings, new headquarters
Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $82.7 million, compared with net income of $22.2 million in the first quarter of 2012. Excluding the impact of certain…
PHL cited for hiring veterans
The California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC) has named Anacostia & Pacific switching and terminal railroad Pacific Harbor Line as Veterans Employer of the Year for its “exemplary contribution in hiring…
GWI 1Q traffic gains
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Thursday reported results for March and first-quarter traffic, in part based on comparing its current numbers to 2012 results as if its acquisition of RailAmerica were…
Railway Age’s 2013 Regional Railroad of The Year: Montana Rail Link
Railway Age’s Regional Railroad of the Year, Montana Rail Link—known as “The Main Street of Montana”—is a heavy-haul operation with 650 miles of main line and 300 miles of branch…
Railway Age’s 2013 Short Line of The Year: Gardendale Railroad
By almost any definition, Gardendale Railroad is clearly a short line railroad. And by most measures, it’s also an extraordinary one. Indeed, “Mighty Mite” stands tall in Texas.
Talk about far-flung: Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. (GWI) is, as you read this, running freight trains in three continents and five countries across nearly 15,000 route-miles of track in three…
Railinc staff joins car-hire training at ASLRRA convention
Railinc will participate in car-hire training, including leading sessions, at the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) 2013 annual convention in Atlanta, April 27-May 1.
TTX’s Adcock to address The New Intermodal Age
TTX Co. AVP-Marketing Frank Adcock will outline the challenges of "Managing the national equipment pool" at The New Intermodal Age Conference and Expo, to be held next week, April 2-3,…
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