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Ed Burkhardt talks with Railway Age on Lac-Mégantic
Responding to a blog posted on this website by Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono, Rail World President and CEO Ed Burkhardt had this to say to Railway Age about the tragic accident…
Pacific Harbor Line, BLET sign pact
Short line Pacific Harbor Line, Inc. (PHL) and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) announced Monday, July 15, 2013, they have signed a new five-year labor agreement covering…
GWI marks good 2Q traffic volume
Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. early Friday said its second-quarter "same-railroad" volume had increased 6.5% compared with the second quarter of 2012 led in large measure by a surge…
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.
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