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RailAmerica, RMI sign software pact
Atlanta-based RMI Wednesday said it has reached a five-year agreement with RailAmerica, Inc. for the implementation of RMI's ExpressYard Car Repair Billing (CRB) and Operations Management Software System.
RailComm aids Indiana Railroad facility
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Monday it has been selected to provide a wireless remote control derail system for Indiana Railroad Co.'s facility in Jasonville, Ind.
GWI reports 4Q, full-year earnings gain
Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income $33.3 million, compared with net income of $19.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. GWI's diluted earnings…
Nominations sought for Shortline/Regional Railroad of the Year
Railway Age is now accepting entries for its annual Short Line/Regional Railroad of the Year competition. Short lines and regionals—and there are more than 500 of them—are invited to submit…
Railroading in a post-9/11 world
The recent 10th anniversary of 9/11 gave us all pause to think about those tragic events and reflect on whether life is different today because of them. On Sept. 12,…
L.B. Foster supplies materials for industrial line
L.B. Foster Co. is delivering rail and trackwork products valued at $3.4 million for the construction of 8.5 miles of track at the new Vallourec & Mannesmann Tubes Star Steel…
Three more unions ratify freight railroad agreements
Members of three more unions have ratified new contracts with U.S. freight railroads, it was announced Tuesday.
RailAmerica chief commercial officer to retire
Jacksonville, Fla.-based RailAmerica, Inc. Monday announced the upcoming retirement of Charlie Patterson, senior vice president and chief commercial officer. Patterson’s retirement is effective December 31.
Patriot Rail names David Rohal VP
Patriot Rail Corp., which owns and operates 12 short line railroads, announced the appointment of David J. Rohal to its management team as vice president, reporting to Chairman, President, and…
Alaska Railroad joins AAR
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) Thursday said that Alaska Railroad Corp. (ARRC) has become its newest member.
CP expands reach in Iowa via short line
Canadian Pacific has executed a trackage rights agreement with the Iowa Northern Railway that it says “expands CP’s market reach in Iowa and increases rail business options for customers’ agricultural…
Watco to control Wisconsin & Southern
Pittsburgh, Kan.-based Watco Transportation Services, LLC has announced it is acquiring what it calls “controlling ownership” of Milwaukee-based Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co. (WSOR). Watco’s acquisition adds Wisconsin’s second-largest railroad…
Short lines and regionals have an important role
What the Association of American Railroads calls “Class II and Class III railroads”—short lines and regionals, in the vernacular, or simply short lines, for short—are rebuilding America’s railroads with a…
Short lines and new revenue streams
Your short line faces higher fuel prices, health costs escalating at a rate you can’t predict, limited ability to increase per-car divisions with your Class I connections, and has about…
The RRIF program is open for business
$7 billion is available for Class II and Class III railroads.
Creating a safety culture
Creating a culture that promotes individual safety and eliminates injuries is not an easy thing to do in the railroad industry.
NREC 2GS-37C DE
National Railway Equipment Company’s new, six-axle 2GS-37C DE N-ViroMotive utilizes existing SD40-2 main frames, rebuilt trucks with D87B traction motors (70:17 gear ratio), and twin gensets equipped with 1,850-hp Cummins QSK50…
An RRIF-centered capitalization growth strategy
The RRIF program was conceived to support more direct, local rail service. But such service may be in retreat.
New rate tools for short lines
Short line operators proposing new moves or trying to renegotiate rate divisions on old moves can be at a competitive disadvantage with their Class I counterparts.
Short Line Railroad of the Year
For Texas short line, “Customer is king”. In 12 years, an upstart short line powerhouse has increased freight traffic 20-fold. In Texas, “think big” is a maxim, even for the…
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