Short Lines

With China’s slowing economy depressing iron ore prices, this would seem an inauspicious time to build a third railway from tidewater to the interior wilds of the Labrador Trench. Nonetheless,…
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) late Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 announced it "has signed an agreement with Pinsly Railroad Company of Westfield, Mass., to acquire certain subsidiaries that constitute Pinsly's…
OnTrackNorthAmerica, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that is advocating a capitalization strategy “for dramatically increasing rail utilization,” has appointed Jolene Molitoris and Leo Penne to its board of directors.
What does Senate Republican control and the largest House Republican majority since the 1940s mean for railroad reregulation, Amtrak’s future, high- and higher-speed rail, transit funding, Positive Train Control (PTC),…
Brookhaven Rail subsidiary Brookhaven Rail Terminal (BRT), Yaphank, N.Y., has taken delivery of a new Railserve DUAL LEAF® genset locomotive.
According to a recent Washington State Freight and Goods Transportation System report published by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), the Columbia Basin Railroad (CBRR) line from Connell to…
Parsons Brinckerhoff has been named project management consultant for Adani Mining Pty. Ltd.’s multi-billion-dollar Carmichael integrated coal mine, port, and rail project in the Galilee Basin in western Queensland, Australia.
Darien, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 reported third-quarter net income of $72.9 million, compared with net income of $66.2 million in the third quarter of…
Florida's Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) has petitioned the Surface Transportation Board for permission to "construct and operate approximately 11 miles of new rail line to Port Canaveral (Port) in Brevard…
American Honda Motor Corporation (AHM) of North America has awarded Road & Rail Services, Inc., with two awards: “Processor of the Year Performance Excellence Award for 2014,” and “Superior Quality…
The Surface Transportation Board said it has awarded a contract to InterVISTAS Consulting LLC (InterVISTAS) "to conduct an independent analysis that evaluates potential alternative rate regulation approaches, with the goal…
The Surface Transportation Board on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, ruled in favor of a short line railroad seeking to build a propane storage facility in North Grafton, Mass., against the…
With U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 emissions regulations taking effect Jan. 1, 2015, Cummins Inc. says it’s well-prepared, with more than 100 engine installations on order for passenger…
Tacoma Rail, a short line serving its namesake port facility and city in Washington State, has signed a contract with BNSF to supply fueling and maintenance needs for the Class…
The Algoma Central Railway Passenger Service Working Group is seeking a contract operator for ACR’s passenger service between Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst, Ontario, and has issued a request for…
Pacific Harbor Line said late Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 it is now "serving customers located in three industrial areas near the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, linked to…
R. J. Corman Railroad Company/Texas Lines LLC late Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 announced the purchase of the assets of Texas Southeastern Railroad (TSE), previously a subsidiary of Georgia-Pacific LLC.
The Morristown & Erie Railway is constructing a new train-to-truck bulk transloading facility on Troy Hills Road in Whippany, N.J. It is expected to open in the Fall of 2014.
R.J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC has acquired St. Augustine, Fla.-based Roadway Worker Training, Inc. (RWT), which provides specialized training and support services to the railroad industry.
One of the more challenging capacity constraints affecting BNSF's Northern Corridor is the 4,769-foot long bridge across Lake Pend Oreille outside Sandpoint, Idaho, not far from where BNSF and Montana…
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