CSX spins off two to OmniTRAX

CSX has sold the Alabama & Tennessee River Railway, LLC (ATN) and the Fulton County Railway, LLC (FCR) to HGS Railway Holdings Inc., a managed affiliate of OmniTRAX, Inc. Terms for the transaction were not disclosed. OmniTRAX has managed both short lines for several years. Operations are expected to continue unchanged following the acquisition.

Spending set for Port of Thunder Bay upgrades

Ottawa is looking north in its latest plans to boost transportation infrastructure development. 

Chicago attorney latest STB nominee

Martin J. (Marty) Oberman, 73, an attorney and perennial fixture in Chicago and Illinois Democratic politics, is President Trump’s choice to fill a vacant Democratic seat on the five-member Surface Transportation Board (STB). He must be confirmed by the Senate.

PTSI debuts updated Route Learning System™

New from PTSI Transportation is an upgraded digital version of its multi-media Route Learning System™, described as “an enhanced physical characteristics training tool.”

NARBW elects Amtrak’s McKim President

The National Association of Railway Business Women (NARBW) has elected Melanie Bennett McKim as its 40th President.

TRAC Intermodal fleet modernization presses on

Trac Intermodal, North America’s largest provider of intermodal marine equipment and biggest chassis pool manager, is adding more than 16,000 new and fully refurbished chassis to its various regional fleets, continuing a major modernization program that began in 2015 “to provide the intermodal industry with ease of access to high-quality equipment.”

Watco expands Australia rail freight operations

Regional and shortline railway operator Watco is set to expand its Australian operations.

VW’s stains = $$$ for trains

Funds are now available from the Volkswagen Clean Air Act Civil Settlement for ports and other government-owned transportation operators to significantly reduce NOx emissions and other pollutants by replacing outdated switching locomotives.

North Shore parent claims latest court victory

A Railway Age Short Line of the Year claimed the latest win in the ongoing court fight over its central Pennsylvania operations.

Watco taking “Flyer” on OK passenger line

The short line operator is looking to start passenger rail service between Oklahoma’s two largest cities.