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Oregon OKs CBR terminal expansion
One day after Oregon denied a permit for a coal export terminal on the Columbia River, a separate state body has approved plans to expand a crude-by-rail (CBR) transfer terminal…
CAGTC endorses Build America Investment Initiative
The Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC), a freight transportation advocacy group, has endorsed the Obama Administration’s Build America Investment Initiative, which consists of plans to move infrastructure…
Vancouver port adds agricultural shipping capacity
Canadian federal transport officials and others on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, celebrated the completion of work which expanded rail unloading capacity at West Coast Reduction Ltd.'s facilities at Port Metro…
MDDE honored by chemical customer
The Maryland & Delaware Railroad Co. (MDDE) of Federalsburg, Md., was recently honored by Eastman Chemical Company of Kingsport, Tenn., with a Special Recognition award for superior service to the…
Greenbrier, Watco set railcar repair joint venture
The Greenbrier Cos., Inc. and Watco Companies, LLC announced early Wednesday, June 4, 2014, a new company that will create a North American network of railcar repair shops.
Cold Train plans terminal expansion
While BNSF expands capacity along its Northern Corridor, many of its customers are expanding their own facilities to accommodate more of the business that corridor carries. The Port of Quincy…
STV guides NS Ohio yard expansion
STV Group, Inc. said Monday, April 14, 2014 it has helped guide a major expansion at Norfolk Southern's Bellevue Yard in Ohio, which when completed "will make the facility one…
ASLRRA announces 2013 Safety Award recipients
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association has announced the winners of its 2013 Safety Awards.
House T&I to STB: Look before you leap
On March 25-26, 2014, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) will hold a public hearing on a petition by the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) to modify STB’s standards for mandatory…
RailComm system aids railyard expansion
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Friday, March 7, 2014, a major North American railroad yard in North Baltimore, Ohio, has chosen to upgrade it current yard control system to include 18…
STB sets hearing on competitive switching rules
The Surface Transportation Board announced Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 that it will hold a public hearing on March 25-26, 2014 "in Petition for Rulemaking to Adopt Revised Competitive Switching Rules,…
RailComm upgrades Texas yard system
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2014 it has upgraded the current Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) system in a Fort Worth, Tex., rail yard to include RailComm's Blue Flag…
Trainyard Tech touts Class I clients
Gibsonia, Pa.-based Trainyard Tech, LLC said Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 the company recently placed the company's CLASSMASTER™ Process Control System into service at CSX Rice Yard in Waycross, Ga., and at…
Virginia short line displays heritage colors
The Norfolk & Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad (N&PBL), a switching and terminal railroad that serves customers in Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Portsmouth, Va., is celebrating its 115th anniversary this month with…
San Pedro & Southwestern named SmartWay partner
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated San Pedro & Southwestern Railroad as a partner in EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership program.
Permian Rail Park construction to begin
Frontier Logistics and Kyle Kinsel announced Monday, July 8, 2013, that construction will begin shortly on a 550 acre facility, the Permian Rail Park, to serve industrial tenants and users…
Louisiana rail yard taps RailComm system
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says it has provided a yard control system to a yard in Geismar, La.
FRA issues safety advisory on flat switching
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on May 3 issued an industry-wide safety advisory to warn about safety hazards associated with flat switching operations on railroads.
RailComm tapped for Alliance Yard
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Friday it has provided a yard control system, as well as remote control blue flag protection, to a yard in Alliance, Neb.
PHL cited for hiring veterans
The California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC) has named Anacostia & Pacific switching and terminal railroad Pacific Harbor Line as Veterans Employer of the Year for its “exemplary contribution in hiring…
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