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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…
Rail service in Lac-Mégantic to resume
Freight rail service will begin traversing the right-of-way in and around Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, limited at first to trains hauling dry goods.
Northwest short line serves new grain loop
Just in time for the 2013 wheat harvest, a new grain train loop facility opened for business in September at McCoy, Wash.
RDC reimbursed for Guatemala action
Pittsburgh-based Railroad Development Corp. (RDC) confirmed Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, that it had been paid the full $14.6 million awarded in its six-year international arbitration against the Republic of Guatemala…
Destination America: The Alaska Railroad
The television network “Destination America,” which is part of the Discovery Communications group of networks (TLC, Animal Planet, etc.), will be premiering a new series, “Railroad Alaska,” on Saturday, Nov.…
Alaska Railroad names new COO
The Alaska Railroad has named Chief Mechanical Officer Doug Engebretson as Chief Operating Officer, a position left vacant when former COO Bill O’Leary was promoted to President and CEO on…
GWI marks gains in October traffic
Darien, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming said Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 its October traffic volume rose 104.2% compared with its comparable traffic one year ago, and up 6.3% from October 2012…
Columbia Basin Railroad seeds Pacific Coast Canola
The Columbia Basin Railroad (CBRR) delivered its first unit train of canola seed for Pacific Coast Canola (PCC) at PCC’s facility in Warden, Wash. on the morning of Nov. 7,…
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