Short Lines

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Despite a strong U.S. dollar, lower commodity prices and fewer coal shipments, Genesee & Wyoming Inc. on Feb. 10, 2016 reported a 2015 fourth-quarter revenue of $514.9 million, an increase…
Railway Age’s inaugural Fast Trackers—10 Rising Stars Under 40, are ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields or within their company.
Tradepoint Atlantic, a 3,100-acre multimodal industrial site in Baltimore, Md., that features a unique combination of access to deepwater berths, railroads and highways, announced on Feb. 4, 2016 that Paul…
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…
Regional railroad Reading & Northern Railroad achieved record-breaking carload volumes and revenue in 2015.
In 2015, the Railway Supply Institute, Inc. (RSI) advocated quite heavily against keeping truck size and weight from increasing. And it was successful on both accounts. Now, according to RSI’s…
After nearly three months and 57 entries later, Railway Age editors, along with judges Nick Little, Managing Director of Michigan State University’s Railway Management Program and Ronald L. Batory, President…
Updegraff Trucking, a full-service motor carrier with common carrier authority in 48 states offering dry bulk, flatbed and box van services, has established a new transload facility at SEDA-COG Joint…
Denver, Colo.-based short line holding company OmniTrax is selling the Port of Churchill and Hudson Bay Railway Company (HBRY) to an unidentified group of northern Manitoba-based First Nations for an…
The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed an omnibus spending bill late last week that will keep federal agencies funded through the end of September 2016.
The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) has selected Ron Hynes as Executive Director to “advance its mission of providing the leadership to enhance the safety culture and safety conformance of…
The U.S. House of Representatives on Dec. 10, 2015 passed S. 808, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) Reauthorization Act of 2015, which among other provisions, will increase the number of…
RailComm has completed installation of a yard automation system and a CAD (computer-aided dispatch) system at U.S. Sugar in Clewiston, Fla.
The 98-year-old Apache Railway Company, a short line railroad operating in Navajo County, Ariz., announced Dec. 1, 2015 that it has been purchased by an entity formed by Aztec Land…
Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad (R&N) announced on Nov. 24, 2015 that it will take over ownership of the rail infrastructure at the Humboldt Industrial Park beginning Jan. 1,…
OnTrackNorthAmerica (OTNA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit think tank, has entered into working relationships with Dr. Pasi Lautala from Michigan Tech University and Dr. Mingzhou Jin, Director of the Logistics, Transportation, and…
Edward A. Lewis, 73, President of the Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad from 1987 through 2007, died Nov. 11, 2015, from Parkinson’s disease.
On Nov. 12, 2015, Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) member Balfour Beatty Rail hosted Congressman Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) for a tour of its Jacksonville, Fla., facility and discussed public policy…
Anacostia Rail Holdings, Inc. a short line railroad holding company, announced on Nov. 6, 2015 two promotions to senior management at its Chicago South Shore & South Bend and New…
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