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MM&A, employees face negligence charges
The bankrupt Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MM&A) and three of its former employees are to appear in court in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, to face 47 charges…
California short line claims legal victory
Sierra Railroad Co., an operator of freight trains and passenger excursions, said it has been awarded "$39.6 million in compensatory and punitive damages in a service contract dispute with Patriot…
GWI cites weather impact on 1Q earnings
Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. on Thursday, May 1, 2014, cited "severe winter weather" as a primary factor disrupting its first-quarter earnings and revenue.
SCOTUS upholds EPA on coal plant pollution
In a 6-to-2 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authority to regulate air pollution generated by coal plants that crosses state lines, putting additional pressure…
Search under way for new ASLRRA President
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has selected Jason Ward, Managing Partner of Industrial Search Partners, to conduct the search for a new President. Current President Richard…
San Diego, Tijuana seek cross-border LRT
Light rail transit operations operating across national borders is an established procedure in Europe, even as U.S. LRT operations across state boundaries remain rare. But San Diego, Calif., and neighboring…
Moorman to keynote NARS annual meeting
Norfolk Southern CEO and Association of American Railroads Chairman Charles “Wick” Moorman will deliver the keynote address at the 2014 North American Rail Shippers annual meeting in San Francisco, May…
Regional Railroad of the Year: Arkansas & Missouri
Sporting equipment and infrastructure quality worthy of a much bigger railroad, Arkansas & Missouri is seeking namesake-based customers of all kinds as it nears its three-decade mark.
Room for more freight in San Diego?
San Diego’s potential is huge, provided the region’s short lines and port can secure critical state and local funding.
Short Line of the Year: Coos Bay Rail Link
An Oregon right-of-way, moribund for four years, gets the resources and support it needs from its stakeholders to serve an eager and rapidly growing customer base.
CSX Winter Haven intermodal terminal up and running
CSX affiliate Evansville Western Railway has begun operations at CSX Intermodal Terminals Inc.’s new Central Florida Intermodal Logistics Center (ILC) intermodal terminal in Winter Haven, Fla.
Wabtec lands Alaska Railroad PTC contracts
The Alaska Railroad has awarded the Railway Electronics division of Wabtec Corp. $16.6 million worth of contracts to provide PTC (positive train control) equipment and services, including CAD (computer-aided dispatch)…
ASLRRA announces 2013 Safety Award recipients
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association has announced the winners of its 2013 Safety Awards.
Railway Age names 2014 Short Line, 2014 Regional Railroad of the Year
Railway Age magazine has named Coos Bay Rail Link the 2014 Short Line Railroad of the Year, and Arkansas & Missouri Railroad Co. its 2014 Regional Railroad of the Year.…
Deadline nears for ASLRRA award nominations
Nominations are still being accepted for the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) 2014 awards honoring marketing, safety, and improvement – but the deadline of Friday, Feb. 14,…
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…
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