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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,…
To public, railroads still toil in obscurity
To state the obvious: Other things besides railroads preoccupy the average American’s daily life. But when one deals with, works on, or writes about the railroad industry on a daily basis,…
Railway Age announces 2013 Short Line Railroad and 2013 Regional Railroad of the Year
Railway Age magazine has named Gardendale Railroad, Inc. the 2013 Short Line Railroad of the Year, and Montana Rail Link its 2013 Regional Railroad of the Year. The awards will be…
AAR: Railroads set safety record in 2012
The Federal Railroad Administration safety reports for 2012 are now complete, and the Association of American Railroads said Monday they show it was the safest year in the industry's recorded…
Panama Canal Railway applies North American railroad lessons
The Panama Canal Railway Company (PCRC), jointly owned by Kansas City Southern and Mi-Jack Products, Inc., taps into the experience of North American railroaders to bring success to its business.
Vermont rail speeds to increase, state says
The Vermont Agency of Transportation says speed limits will be raised on New England Central trackage from 59 mph to 79 mph beginning March 11, improving conditions for both freight…
Caltrans unveils draft State Rail Plan
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) released the draft California State Rail Plan (CSRP) and plans to hold a series of five open houses and a webinar to gather public…
FRA notes rail safety improvement
The Federal Railroad Administration's preliminary accident/incident report for the first 11 months of 2012 shows continued safety improvement in nearly every category.
Vermont governor seeks more Amtrak service
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has advanced a fiscal year 2014 state budget with funding for restored passenger rail service between Rutland and Burlington, running north-south on the Green Mountain State’s…
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