Short Lines

It took a series of petty thefts in 1847 on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in the City of Baltimore to see the need for special law enforcement protection for…
The Surface Transportation Board announced Monday its plan for consideration of Tongue River Railroad Co.'s revised proposal to build and operate a new rail line in Montana between Miles City and Ashland.
Iowa Pacific Holdings said Wednesday it has opened its new locomotive repair shop on the Texas-New Mexico Railroad (TNMR) subsidiary, a key rail line in the Permian Basin oilfield.
Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Wednesday said its May traffic volume declined 4.6% compared with May 2011.
Pennsylvania's Lycoming Valley Railroad will be the beneficiary of a new industry track construction project near Muncy, Pa. The project involves building 2,300 feet of new track and restoring another…
Regional Rail, LLC says it has acquired a construction and demolition debris (C&D) rail-served transfer station in Conshohocken, Pa.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind., has conferred an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree upon Thomas G. Hoback, founder, president, and CEO of The Indiana Rail Road Co.…
RailAmerica Inc., which owns 45 small railroads that operate approximately 7,500 miles of track in North America, disclosed late Tuesday that it is considering selling the company and has entered into talks with…
Last month I wrote about how paper and other single-carload commodities were down year-over-year, and the impact that trend is having on Class II and III railroads in particular. One…
The Surface Transportation Board on Monday granted final approval for what it called "a first of its kind" rail line. It gave R.J. Corman Railroad Co./Pennsylvania Lines Inc. (RJCP) authority "to build…
Operation Lifesaver Thursday cautioned professional photographers to be aware of the risks of taking photos of high school seniors and wedding parties on train tracks or trestles.
The Surface Transportation Board on May 14 approved a request by Iowa Pacific Holdings to reopen a rail route deep in Adirondack State Park, N.Y., dismissing protests from an environmental…
The American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association has named Tyrone James, vice president of Safety & Compliance at Genesee & Wyoming, as the winner of this year's Safety Professional…
San Francisco-based SteelRiver Infrastructure Partners, an independent investment management firm, said Tuesday it will acquire 100% of the capital stock of Patriot Rail Corp. The firm will make the purchase…
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Wednesday it has provided remote control for a New England Central Railroad bridge.
In conjunction with bestowing the Harriman Awards for corporate rail safety on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., industry leaders also took time to honor individual employees notching significant safety achievements, who…
Railroads with the industry's best safety performance records Tuesday were honored at the annual E.H. Harriman Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., with the event also marking the industry's nearly 100…
Rail Logistics and Iowa Pacific Holdings on Monday jointly announced a partnership in which Rail Logistics will manage, operate, and market Iowa Pacific's refrigerated railcar fleet. The venture began May…
From my perspective, you know North America is changing for the better when short line and regional railroad folks are talkin' passenger rail.
Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming's newly formed subsidiary, the Columbus & Chattahoochee Railroad, Inc. (CCR), has signed an agreement with Norfolk Southern to lease and operate a 26-mile segment of…
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