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STB will weigh GWI/RailAmerica merger
The Surface Transportation Board Wednesday said it "accepts for consideration the application filed August 6, 2012, by Genesee and Wyoming Inc. (GWI) and RailAmerica, Inc. (RailAmerica), seeking Board approval for…
Regional Rail acquires Diamondback Signal
Kennett Square, Pa.-based Regional Rail, LLC said Friday it has acquired a majority ownership interest in Diamondback Signal, LLC. The latter specializes in the design, construction, and maintenance of signal…
Rail Link gets Wyoming safety/health award
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. said Wednesday subsidiary Rail Link, Inc. has received the Wyoming Governor's Award for Safety and Health in the Large Mine-Site Contractor category for the second consecutive…
Norfolk Southern shows the way for short lines
Norfolk Southern's 30th Anniversary Year was helped along by a blow-out Annual Short Line meeting in Roanoke, Va. More than 200 members of the short line community attended, representing most…
FEC cashes in on Florida airport project
The Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood airport runway extension project in Broward County is producing a mini-boom in traffic for Florida East Coast Railway.
GWI plans rail line in Labrador Trough
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and a new subsidiary, KeRail Inc., have entered into an agreement with Tata Steel Minerals Canada Ltd. (TSMC) for KeRail to provide transportation for the 4.2…
GWI Australia buys key freight terminal
Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming Inc. announced Wednesday that subsidiary Genesee & Wyoming Australia Pty Ltd. (GWA) purchased an intermodal and freight terminal in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, from Asciano…
STB keeps rate-case fees low
The Surface Transportation Board's latest update of fees shippers must pay to file cases and pleadings, released Friday, contains some increases but leaves unchanged the current $350 fee charged shippers…
RailAmerica 2Q profit rises on higher revenue
RailAmerica, Inc. has reported second-quarter 2012 net income of $11.4 million, or 23 cents per diluted share, compared to net income of $8.7 million, or 17 cents per diluted share, in…
GWI set to acquire RailAmerica, Inc.
Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming Inc. said Monday it has entered into an agreement to acquire Jacksonville, Fla.-based RailAmerica, Inc. The all-cash acquisition, at $27.50 per share, would amount to…
ASLRRA: 51 Senate cosponsors for tax credit
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) Friday said it had reached a major milestone "by securing the 51st Senate co-sponsor of legislation to extend the short line…
OmniTRAX's Mike Ogborn to retire
Transportation management company OmniTRAX, Inc. said late Thursday that Managing Director and Executive Vice President Mike Ogborn will retire. No specific date was given.
For RRV&W, a 25th anniversary
July 19, 2012 marks the 25th anniversary of Red River Valley & Western Railroad Co. (RRV&W), based in Wahpeton, N.D., the regional railroad announced Tuesday.
GWI releases 2Q freight traffic report
Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. Monday released its freight traffic results for the second quarter, noting total freight carload traffic fell 6.9% compared with the second quarter of 2011.
Rio Grande Pacific selects RailComm
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Friday it has been chosen to provide its state-of-the-art Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) train control system for Emmett, Idaho-based Rio Grande Pacific Corp. (RGPC).
Of professionalism, and profitability
Over the last six months or so as I've made my rounds visiting short lines, regional railroads, and Class I's from the locomotive cab to the executive suite, I've found…
Rail industry goal: 5,000 jobs for vets this year
The freight railroads, intercity passenger and commuter railroads, and rail supply companies of the United States expect to hire more than 5,000 veterans in 2012.
Railroad Development Corp. wins legal battle
Pittsburgh-based Railroad Development Corp. Thursday said it "has prevailed in its five‐year international arbitration against the Republic of Guatemala brought under the Dominican Republic‐Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)."
Jim Schultz joins Patriot Rail as EVP
Patriot Rail President and CEO John Fenton has announced the appointment of James T. Schultz, former vice president & chief safety officer at CSX, as executive vice president & chief administrative officer.
Port of Stockton hails track connection
California's Port of Stockton on Monday said it was "pleased to announce the completion of 3,347 feet of new track on the Port's West Complex ." The port implemented the…
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