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INRD partners with OLI, police on grade crossing safety blitz
The Indiana Rail Road (INRD) is participating in Indiana Rail Safety Week, which runs the week of Aug. 23-29, by partnering with the Terre Haute Police Department and Indiana Operation…
Water Train Inc. seeks test project partners
Water Train Inc., an operating unit of Modoc Railroad, has begun solicitations of private persons, companies and municipal governments to participate in the operation of a water test train.
For New York New Jersey Rail, new KLW power
New York New Jersey Rail, LLC (NYNJR), a rail-barge short line wholly owned by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, has taken delivery on three new ultra-low-emissions…
TNW completes multimillion-dollar upgrade at logistics center
TNW Corporation, a privately held operator of short line railroads and logistics centers, including, TXGN and TXNW railways, has completed a multimillion-dollar upgrade at its Panhandle Logistics Center, the company…
ASLRRA appoints G&W's David Collins to Executive Committee
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has appointed David Collins, Senior Vice President of Commercial Support, Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Services, Inc. (G&W) to its eleven member…
Rep. McKinley tours Warwood Tool facility, discusses rail issues
On August 5, Rep. David B. McKinley (R-WV-1) joined representatives from Warwood Tool Company and the Appalachian & Ohio Railroad (A&O) to tour Warwood's steel tool manufacturing facility and discuss…
Iowa Pacific to operate Grenada Railway
The North Central Mississippi Regional Railroad Authority (NCMRRA) on July 30, 2015 completed its acquisition of Grenada Railway, LLC and signed a 15-year lease agreement with a subsidiary of Iowa…
Coos Bay Rail Link names locomotive after Martin Callery
Coos Bay Rail Link (CBRL) is naming one of its eight locomotives in honor of Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Chief Commercial Officer Martin Callery in what the company…
45G gains ground in Senate
The Senate Finance Committee on July 21, 2015 met to debate S. 637, legislation put forward by Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) to extend expiring tax credits, including the Section 45G…
Washington State provides funding for rail infrastructure projects
Three key rail infrastructure and economic development projects in the Columbia Basin—the Port of Moses Lake’s Northern Columbia Basin Railroad Project, the Port of Warden’s Rail Infrastructure Expansion Project and…
Make or break time for Apache Railway
For nearly a century, Arizona’s Apache Railway has interchanged with BNSF Railway and predecessor Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe (AT&SF) at Holbrook, and has served a succession of owners—lumber companies…
R&N files suit against SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority
Reading & Northern Railroad (R&N) filed suit against the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority (JRA) in Northumberland County Court on June 26, 2015 for allegations that include illegally competing against R&N…
R. J. Corman to purchase Carolina Southern Railroad
R. J. Corman Railroad Company has signed an agreement to purchase an 80-mile short line railroad in eastern North and South Carolina for $13.9 million. The company plans to rehabilitate…
Industry leaders converge at Rail Insights conference
Railway Age was in Chicago June 17-18 at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel for its first-annual Rail Insights conference, structured as a series of conversations with industry leaders who, with Railway…
Jerome Marullo joins Simmons-Boardman Railway Division
Jerome Marullo has joined the Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. Railway Division as Eastern Regional Advertising Sales Manager, with responsibility for Railway Age, Railway Track & Structures and International Railway Journal. He…
Industry leaders featured at Rail Insights conference
The first annual Rail Insights conference, which kicks off June 17 at the Millenium Knickerbocker Hotel in Chicago, will feature several prominent people in rail industry leadership positions who, with…
A&M refinances locomotives with RRIF loan
In 2013, the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad (A&M) substantially improved its locomotive fleet by acquiring three EMD SD70AC3 road units. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on May 29, 2015 issued…
John Harrison Marino Sr., 1939-2015
John Harrison Marino Sr., 76, career railroader, professional engineer and co-founder of RailAmerica, died May 19, 2015, at home.
Kathy Keeney joins ASLRRA
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has appointed long-time ASLRRA contractor and exhibition manager Kathy Keeney as Vice President, Membership & Exhibit Services.
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