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RDC ponders interest in NJT’s Princeton Dinky
Railroad Development Corp. Chairman Henry Posner for months has objected to a plan stripping 460 feet from New Jersey Transit's "Princeton Dinky" branch line. Posner has written to NJ Transit,…
CN merges two U.S. subsidiaries
Canadian National ended 2012 by completing its merger of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway into its Wisconsin Central Ltd. railroad subsidiary.
Electric Harley Davidsons, NASCAR track upgrades, chick flicks, Puerto Rican rum—and small-road tax credits
If you think new rail, crossties, and spikes for regional and short line railroads, electric power for Harley Davidson motorcycles, upgrades for NASCAR race tracks, chick flicks at the cinema,…
Berkshire Hathaway completes short line sales
Berkshire Hathaway has divested a second short line, the White City Terminal Union Railway, ahead of a schedule set by the Surface Transportation Board earlier this year, as part of…
Indiana Rail Road promotes three
Indiana Rail Road President and CEO Tom Hoback has announced key promotions in senior management, along with expanded duties in the railroad's marketing department.
STB approves GWI, RailAmerica transaction
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has approved Genesee & Wyoming Inc.’s application to control RailAmerica, Inc., and the RailAmerica railroads, effective Dec. 28, 2012.
Words of praise for a Class I
I’ve known Andy M. Muller Jr., chairman and CEO of Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad Co., for close to 30 years, when he was just getting started in the…
When the trains stopped
Hurricane Sandy stranded millions for days. It will take billions to fully recover from the monster storm’s windy, watery wallop.
FEC, Port Everglades sign intermodal site pact
Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) said Friday it has signed a joint marketing agreement with Port Everglades to promote a new 42.5-acre near-port intermodal container transfer facility (ICTF), to serve…
New Ohio short line announced
Hannibal Real Estate of White Plains, N.Y., and Carload Express of Oakmont, Pa., on Wednesday jointly announced agreement to operate the 12.2-mile Omal railway line in Monroe County, Ohio, naming…
GWI line signs pact to serve natgas liquids hub
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. said Monday that its wholly owned subsidiary, the Columbus & Ohio River Rail Road Co. (CUOH), has signed a long-term agreement to serve the $900 million…
GWI traffic declines in October
Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. Tuesday said freight traffic declined 4.8% in October compared with October 2011.
UP, with short lines, strives for customer value
Union Pacific's annual gathering of short lines in late October was all about giving short lines access to more tools, neatly arranged for ease of access, to bring more business…
Nebraska short line opens new rail bridge
Nebraska Central Railroad has announced the opening of a new rail bridge serving Norfolk, Neb., which will increase the short line's capacity to move next-generation railcars of 286,000 pounds per…
Iowa Interstate opens locomotive maintenance shop
Iowa Interstate Railroad Ltd. (IAIS) Wednesday said it has opened a new locomotive maintenance shop and crew change center near South Amana, Iowa.
FRA reports new rail safety gains
The Federal Railroad Administration's preliminary safety report for the period January-August 2012 shows continued safety gains in key areas of freight railroading.
BNSF names Columbus & Greenville Shortline of the Year
The Columbus and Greenville Railway (CAGY), was recently named Shortline of the Year at BNSF 's annual "Shortline Conference" held last month in Irving, Texas.
Northeast freight rail service returning to normal
Freight operations in the Northeast are slowly returning to normal along the destruction path left by Hurricane Sandy.
Indiana Northeastern dedicates new locomotive maintenance facility
A new locomotive maintenance facility that will serve the Indiana Northeastern Railroad, a 123-mile short line headquartered in Hillsdale, Mich., was dedicated on Friday, Oct. 26.
Iowa Pacific eyes Adirondack tourist train
Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC and the Adirondack Rail Preservation Society (ARPS) have reached a Memorandum of Understanding to establish tourist passenger service on the Adirondack Railroad, linking its namesake state…
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