Wu Named NCRR Director of Engineering

Edward Wu has been named Director of Engineering for the North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR).

Seals-Shop Aims to Ameliorate Chemical Transportation Customers’ Procurement Process

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has launched the Chemical Transportation Seals-Shop, an e-commerce site that aims to simplify the procurement process for the company’s customers in the chemical transportation industry.

2020 Virtual Railroad Environmental Seminar Announced

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announced the 2020 Virtual Railroad Environmental Seminar (vRRES)—a virtual event on Oct. 27 and 28 featuring two half-days of technical presentations.

OmniTRAX Bringing Rail-Ready Program to Greater Savannah Area

OmniTRAX Inc., an affiliate of The Broe Group, is launching its Rail-Ready Sites program at Savannah Gateway Industrial Hub in coordination with the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority (ECIDA). The Rail-Ready Sites program connects customers looking to maximize supply chain performance with rail-served properties.


New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has made “major progress on implementing Positive Train Control (PTC) on MTA Long Island Rail Road and MTA Metro-North Railroad, reaffirming both railroads will be in full PTC operations by the end of 2020.”

R.J. Corman Purchases 3 Short Lines, TranZ

R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC has finalized an agreement to acquire Owego & Harford Railway, Inc. (OHRY), Lehigh Railway, LLC (LRWY), and Luzerne & Susquehanna Railway Company (LS), as well as short line transload service provider TranZ.

AAR: U.S. Weekly Intermodal Volume Up Again

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ended Aug. 15, 2020, which saw, for the second consecutive week, U.S. weekly intermodal volume up from the same week last year.

Ekyrail Acquires, Shuts Down Transtronic

In May, electrical components provider Ekyrail acquired Transtronic, which is shutting down after 30 years. David Caron, Ekyrail VP of Marketing, specified that his “company has acquired the activities of its competitor, which have been moved to Ekyrail’s facilities in Châteauguay.”

Founding Board Member to Lead OmniTRAX Audit Committee

OmniTRAX, an affiliate of The Broe Group, has announced that Mike Brothers will chair its newly established Audit Committee, which will be comprised of OmniTRAX board members, Broe family members and management representatives, and commences its work immediately.

Polli Out, Walsh in as TRAC President, CEO

TRAC Intermodal announced that President and CEO Jennifer Polli will leave the company on Sept. 1, and Daniel Walsh, formerly President of the Last Mile business at XPO Logistics, will assume her titles.