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J. Reilly McCarren, 1956-2015
J. Reilly McCarren, one of the most accomplished and respected railroaders of the past 35 years, died April 26, 2015 at his Kenilworth, Ill., home after a long battle with…
ASLRRA creates two new positions
To help build its reputation on a broader stage and deliver significant value to its member organizations and the customers they serve via new education and business services, the American…
Ice, Squires among NARS headliners
Two Class I railroad presidents, BNSF’s Carl Ice and Norfolk Southern’s James Squires, will keynote the May 27 and May 28 sessions, respectively, of the North American Rail Shippers (NARS)…
Asplund to lead Red River Valley & Western
Red River Valley & Western Railroad (RRVW) has named Nate Asplund to succeed Andy Thompson as President and CEO, effective May 1, 2015. Asplund most recently served as Assistant Vice…
Brookville powers Central California Traction
Brookville Equipment Corp. has shipped two EPA Tier-4 BL12CG CoGeneration™ low-emissions switchers to Central California Traction (CCT) that will be utilized on the 55.9-mile Stockton Public Belt Railroad Network and…
G&W concludes Freightliner acquisition
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. on March 25, 2015 completed the acquisition of approximately 94% of Britain’s Freightliner Group Ltd. for approximately US$733 million (at current exchange rates), plus the assumption…
ASLRRA 2014 Safety Awards
The American Short Line Rail and Regional Association (ASLRRA) has announced the winners of its 2014 Safety Awards, including Safety Person of the Year, Safety Professional of the Year, Most…
OmniTRAX’s Billie Johnson earns ASLRRA top safety award
Billie Johnson, General Manager at OmniTRAX Inc. short lines Newburgh & South Shore Railroad and Northern Ohio & Western Railway is the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association’s (ASLRRA)…
Lowenthal proposes infrastructure trust fund
Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) has introduced legislation he says “will provide a dedicated revenue source to invest in rebuilding crumbling freight infrastructure.”
Senators seek to speed infrastructure permitting
Bi-partisan legislation has been introduced in the Senate to remedy what are termed “significant challenges in the federal environmental permitting process” that delay and discourage railroads from constructing additional capacity.
Conrail’s Batory joins OTNA board
Ronald L. Batory, President and Chief Operating Officer of Conrail, has joined the board of OnTrackNorthAmerica, a non-profit organization “committed to reversing the commercial, regulatory and economic dynamics that cause…
Firm earns ACEC award for work on Tanana River Bridge
Hanson Professional Services, Inc., earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies' (ACEC) 49th annual Engineering Excellence Awards for the Tanana River…
Thrice is nice
Treat customers right. Trust your employees. Work with partners. Go get business. Reading & Northern sticks to a three-decade formula of success.
New name, expanded game plan
Take three small railroads, add acres of intermodal transfer capability, mix with marketing, and get ready for dynamic change in South Carolina's key port city, courtesy of Palmetto Railways.
From branch line to blockbuster, the Indiana Rail Road story is largely that of one man's visionary leadership: Founder and chief executive Thomas G. Hoback.
Senators introduce 45G tax credit measure
Eight U.S. Senators this week introduced the Short Line Railroad Rehabilitation and Investment Act of 2015, designed to extend Section 45G (26 USC 45G) short line track maintenance tax credits…
Railway Age names 2015 Short Line, Regional Railroads of the Year
Railway Age magazine has named Palmetto Railways the 2015 Short Line Railroad of the Year, and Reading & Northern Railroad its 2015 Regional Railroad of the Year. The awards will…
Genesee & Wyoming to acquire Freightliner
Darien, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming announced Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, that it has agreed to acquire a 95% stake in Britain's Freightliner Group from Arcapita and other shareholders for $755 million…
OmniTRAX acquires Illinois short line
OmniTRAX announced Monday, Feb, 23, 2015 that its affiliate, Peru Industrial Railroad, Inc., is purchasing Peru Rail Line from the short line’s namesake Illinois City.
VanderClute joins OnTrackNorthAmerica board
Forty-four-year career railroader Robert VanderClute, who recently retired as Association of American Railroads Senior Vice President of Safety & Operations, has joined the board of OnTrackNorthAmerica, a non-profit organization “committed…
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