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Room for more freight in San Diego?
San Diego’s potential is huge, provided the region’s short lines and port can secure critical state and local funding.
Short Line of the Year: Coos Bay Rail Link
An Oregon right-of-way, moribund for four years, gets the resources and support it needs from its stakeholders to serve an eager and rapidly growing customer base.
CSX Winter Haven intermodal terminal up and running
CSX affiliate Evansville Western Railway has begun operations at CSX Intermodal Terminals Inc.’s new Central Florida Intermodal Logistics Center (ILC) intermodal terminal in Winter Haven, Fla.
Wabtec lands Alaska Railroad PTC contracts
The Alaska Railroad has awarded the Railway Electronics division of Wabtec Corp. $16.6 million worth of contracts to provide PTC (positive train control) equipment and services, including CAD (computer-aided dispatch)…
ASLRRA announces 2013 Safety Award recipients
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association has announced the winners of its 2013 Safety Awards.
Railway Age names 2014 Short Line, 2014 Regional Railroad of the Year
Railway Age magazine has named Coos Bay Rail Link the 2014 Short Line Railroad of the Year, and Arkansas & Missouri Railroad Co. its 2014 Regional Railroad of the Year.…
Deadline nears for ASLRRA award nominations
Nominations are still being accepted for the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) 2014 awards honoring marketing, safety, and improvement – but the deadline of Friday, Feb. 14,…
AAR welcomes new members
Two regional railroads and eight railway suppliers have joined the Association of American Railroads as Full Members and Associate Members, respectively.
For R&N, another growth year
Port Clinton, Pa.-based Reading & Northern Railroad says 2013 was the most successful year in its 30-year history. The regional railroad—twice named Railway Age’s Regional Railroad of the Year since 2000—grew…
Coos Bay Rail Link reports significant growth in 2013
Oregon’s Coos Bay Rail Link (CBRL) moved 4,845 revenue carloads in 2013, a 95% increase over 2012’s 2,480 carloads, in its second full year of operations in western Lane, western…
FEC taps GE Transportation for 24 locomotives
Jacksonville, Fla.-based Florida Florida East Coast Railway, LLC (FEC) announced Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 it will acquire 24 new ES44C4 locomotives from Erie-Pa.-based GE Transportation.
NRHS sets RailCamp 2014 agenda
The National Railway Historical Society each summer sponsors RailCamp, a venue that gives hands-on contemporary railroading and railroad preservation experience to high school students, allowing them to interact directly with…
INRD promotes Le Dune, Jonaitis
The Indiana Rail Road Company (INRD) has promoted Brian Jonaitis to Director, Sales, and Shae LeDune to Executive Assistant to the President, with new supervisory and community affairs responsibilities.
Railway Age seeks nominees for 2014 Short Line/Regional awards
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…
Investment group sub to buy MM&A
Beleaguered short line Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MM&A), under financial duress due to the July 6, 2013 derailment and explosion of a train in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, has signed a…
House T&I establishes 3P special panel
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) and Ranking Member Nick J. Rahall, II (D-W.Va.) on Jan. 16, 2014 announced the establishment of yet another special panel.…
CP to sell DM&E right-of-way to GWI
Canadian Pacific and Genesee & Wyoming, Inc., in a joint announcement Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, said they had "executed an agreement pursuant to which CP will sell the west end…
2013 FEC Christmas Train surpasses goal
Florida East Coast Railway’s 2013 Toys for Tots Christmas Train surpassed last year’s fundraising by more than 139% and delivered more than 2,250 toys to eight locations along the railroad’s…
R&N takes legal action against regional rail authority
The Reading & Northern Railroad has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop a regional authority in eastern Pennsylvania from proceeding with what R&N is calling a “no-bid” contract for rail…
New York short line bridge repair nearly complete
Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad President and CEO Carl Belke says a new rail bridge along the right-of-way in Falconer, N.Y., is nearly complete, and under budget, as a result…
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