Short Lines

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 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…
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 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.…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
Just in time for the 2013 wheat harvest, a new grain train loop facility opened for business in September at McCoy, Wash.
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…
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.…
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…
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…
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,…
BNSF Railway has selected Montana Rail Link, Inc. (MRL) as its 2013 Short Line of the Year “for its significant growth and continued emphasis on a strong safety record.” In…
Nov. 3, 2013 marks short line San Pedro & Southwestern Railroad’s 10th anniversary. Based in Benson, Ariz., where it connects with Union Pacific’s Los Angeles-Chicago main line, SPSR began operations…
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, reported third-quarter earnings of $65.7 million, or $1.16 per diluted share, compared with a loss of $19.6 million, or 47 cents…
The Alaska Railroad Board of Directors has named Bill O'Leary President and CEO of the Alaska Railroad, succeeding Chris Aadnesen. O'Leary will start in his new position this Friday, Nov.…
Right-of-way used by Ohio short line Youngstown & Southern Railroad (Y&SR), currently owned by the Columbiana County Port Authority (CCPA), may soon be sold to Mule Sidetracks LLC, a noncarrier,…
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