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The Federal Railroad Administration, at a July 15, 2016 hearing regarding the agency’s proposed rule mandating two-person crews, heard two sharply contrasting arguments, one from freight rail management, the other…
EXIM Bank (Export-Import Bank of the United States) has financed the sale of Railserve’s LEAF® locomotives to Societe d’Exploitation du Transgabonais (SETRAG), a railway operator in Gabon, Africa.
“Volume vs. Velocity—Managing Change in 2016” will be the theme for the 247th meeting of the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) to be held 
July 11–12, 2016 at the…
The Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis on May 24, 2016 awarded Wabtec Corp. a contract worth about $21 million to design, install, test and commission a Positive Train Control…
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced on May 20, 2016 that it has received 212 applications totaling nearly $9.8 billion for grants through the newly-created Fostering Advancements in Shipping and…
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) installed Judy Petry, president and general manager of Farmrail System, as its new chairman. Peter Claussen, Jr., president of the Gulf…
Norfolk Southern Corp. on April 20, 2016 announced that it will downsize its Knoxville, Tenn., classification yard, effective May 1. “The action is in response to lower traffic volumes and…
Trackmobile presented its top four performing distributors with Awards of Excellence for 2015 during its annual Specialist Meeting and Awards Banquet. Recognizing its top performing distributors’ accomplishments, these awards honor…
April 1, 1976 was a watershed day in U.S. railroading history. On that day, Consolidated Rail Corp., better known as Conrail, began operating under the auspices of the U.S. government…
Luther Sigsbee Miller, long-time Editor-in-Chief of Railway Age, died March 8, 2016. He was 89.
OmniTRAX Logistics Services, LLC (OLS), the transloading, terminal and logistics affiliate of OmniTRAX, Inc., is rapidly expanding its service territory throughout the US in 2016.
As the rail industry suffers through the 2015-2016 winter of its discontent, it is becoming clearer with each passing week that as an industry we are entering uncharted territory. Former…
United Rail, Inc. announced on Jan. 6, 2016 a new partnership with German rail supply manufacturer, BBR Rail Automation GmbH (BBR), to represent and support its products and services to…
In the latest twist in the ongoing saga of Canadian Pacific’s increasingly hostile pursuit of a steadfast Norfolk Southern as a takeover target, CP is accusing several unnamed Class I…
Brandon, Manitoba-based Cando Rail Services is expanding into British Columbia with the recent purchase of an 89-acre site in Kamloops for a new terminal. The terminal will have the capacity…
After nearly three months and 57 entries later, Railway Age editors, along with judges Nick Little, Managing Director of Michigan State University’s Railway Management Program and Ronald L. Batory, President…
RailComm has completed installation of a remote control system for 19 switch machines at the north end of a Class I yard in Jackson, Miss.
RailComm has completed installation of a yard automation system and a CAD (computer-aided dispatch) system at U.S. Sugar in Clewiston, Fla.
OnTrackNorthAmerica (OTNA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit think tank, has entered into working relationships with Dr. Pasi Lautala from Michigan Tech University and Dr. Mingzhou Jin, Director of the Logistics, Transportation, and…
Norfolk Southern joined local and state officials on Nov. 5, 2015 to dedicate a new fleet of GP33ECO environmentally friendly yard locomotives for Chicago at its 47th Street intermodal facility.
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