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Beleaguered MM&A files for bankruptcy
Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MM&A), operator of the runaway crude oil train involved in the July 6 derailment and explosion at Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, that killed 47 people, announced on…
MM&A to cease crude-by-rail haulage
The Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway will cease transporting oil by rail, Chairman Ed Burkhardt has announced, ending crude-by-rail transport over MM&A right-of-way from North Dakota's Bakken formation to a…
Connecticut urged to aid Housatonic rail route
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick reiterated the Bay State's support for restoration of passenger rail service between the Berkshire Mountains, in western Massachusetts, and New York—but Connecticut must be a contributing…
Genesee & Wyoming 2Q earnings shine
Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. early Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, reported earnings of $65.1 million, or $1.14 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2013, up from $36.4 million, or…
View ASLRRA's centennial video
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association is celebrating 100 years this year, and the organization produced a video for its Centennial Celebration that was unveiled at the Annual…
Maine weighs options for MM&A traffic
As speculation rises over the future of the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MM&A) following the July 6, 2013 derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, officials in Maine are pondering options for…
Investigators search MM&A Quebec office
Quebec provincial police officials, investigating the fatal train incident in Lac-Mégantic, Que., July 6, arrived with a warrant at the Farnham, Que., offices of the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway…
Transport Canada: No more one-person crews
Transport Canada said late Tuesday, July 23, 2013 it would now ban one-person train crews, in response to the train derailment and explosion earlier this month in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. The…
Iowa Pacific, Holdtrade (UK) Ltd. form Colombian joint venture
Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC, and Holdtrade (UK) Ltd. of Greenwich, England, have formed a new company, Holdtrade Atlantico, to apply for rail freight operating licenses in Colombia. The new company…
ASLRRA's Timmons: One more year
American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association President Richard F. Timmons—known in the industry as “The General”—has agreed to lead his small-road troops for another year.
Ed Burkhardt talks with Railway Age on Lac-Mégantic
Responding to a blog posted on this website by Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono, Rail World President and CEO Ed Burkhardt had this to say to Railway Age about the tragic accident…
Pacific Harbor Line, BLET sign pact
Short line Pacific Harbor Line, Inc. (PHL) and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) announced Monday, July 15, 2013, they have signed a new five-year labor agreement covering…
GWI marks good 2Q traffic volume
Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. early Friday said its second-quarter "same-railroad" volume had increased 6.5% compared with the second quarter of 2012 led in large measure by a surge…
Officials: Criminal intent seen in Quebec crash
Canadian officials Tuesday, July 9, 2013, strongly suggested that criminal intent contributed to the 72-car train that derailed July 6 in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, though they declined to provide details.
Quebec railcar fire damage assessed
Quebec provincial and local officials, along with firefighters, continued struggling Monday, July 8, 2013, with the damage and death caused by a Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway crude oil train…
RRV&W reaches one million carloads
On June 22, the Red River Valley & Western Railroad Company, after 26 years in business, moved its one-millionth carload. The celebratory shipment was 110 tons of corn destined for…
Jo Strang joins ASLRRA staff
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association has appointed Jo Strang as Vice President for Regulatory Affairs, effective July 1.
Alaska Railroad begins extension project
Alaska Railroad has begun clearing right-of-way for a 32-mile, $88 million extension between Point MacKenzie and Houston, Alaska.
Central Oregon & Pacific receives TIGER grant
The U.S. Department of Transportation, through the Federal Railroad Administration, has awarded a $7 million TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant to the State of Oregon to support a…
Tres Meyer named Nebraska Central COO
Rio Grande Pacific Corporation has appointed rail industry veteran Tres Meyer as Chief Operating Officer of its Nebraska Central Railroad Company. He will report RGPC President Robert Bach.
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