OmniTRAX Seeks to Acquire SLRG

OmniTRAX, the short line railroad holding company that owns and operates more than 20 Class III railroads in the U.S., has signed a letter of intent to purchase the bankrupt San Luis


Cheap At Twice the Price

“Better to be lucky than good” is usually attributed to legendary New York Yankees pitcher Lefty Gomez. I don’t believe it, the aphorism, most of the time. What I do believe is


Calling All ‘Women in Rail’ Nominations! Deadline: Sept. 30

Do you know a visionary woman in the rail industry? Nominate a colleague or yourself for the sixth annual Railway Age Women in Rail awards. The deadline is Sept. 30, 2022.

LA&L Vice President of Marketing Jeff Bauman is adding the title of OMID President to his existing duties. (OMID Photograph)

LA&L Acquires Ontario Midland

Lakeville, N.Y.-based Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Railroad Corp. (LA&L) has added the 52-mile Ontario Midland Railroad Corp. (OMID) to its 400-plus-track-mile network.

End Hose Arrangement-Caused Service Interruptions

MxV RAIL R&D, RAILWAY AGE SEPTEMBER 2022 ISSUE: Air hose separation (AHS) and air hose failure (AHF) are major causes for undesired emergency brake applications (UDE) on trains, and both can result

New Merchants Bridge Open for Traffic

The 133-year-old Merchants Bridge, which spans the Mississippi River at St. Louis and links Missouri and Illinois, officially reopened to rail traffic Sept. 15, following completion of a $222 million replacement project. Owned and operated by the Terminal Railroad Association (TRRA), the bridge serves six Class I railroads and Amtrak.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg called awarding $1.5 billion in INFRA grants “transformative investments in our nation’s roads, bridges, ports, and rail to improve the way Americans get around and help lower the costs of shipping goods.”

USDOT Awarding $1.5B in INFRA Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation has selected 26 projects—nine rail/intermodal-related—to share $1.5 billion in INFRA (Infrastructure for Rebuilding America) grants.

Katie Farmer, President and CEO, BNSF Railway

Farmer Tops Lineup for Inaugural ‘Rail Insights: Women in Rail’ Event

Topping the list of reasons to attend Railway Age’s inaugural Rail Insights: Women in Rail Conference are headliners Katie Farmer, President and CEO of BNSF; Corina Moore, President and CEO of Ontario Northland; and Jean Savage, CEO and President of Trinity Industries, Inc. Need more reasons to participate in this virtual event, to be held Nov. 10? Here are five.

(Photograph Courtesy of Ontario Northland, via Twitter)

First Look: Ontario Northland’s ‘Every Child Matters’ Locomotive

Ontario Northland on Sept. 12 revealed a new “Every Child Matters” paint scheme for locomotive 1808.

Left to right: John Penfield, The Bluegrass Railroad Museum Executive Director; William Downey R. J. Corman, Railroad Group Director - Government Affairs; and Steven Walker, The Bluegrass Railroad Museum Board Member and Volunteer.

Small-Road Briefs: R.J. Corman Railroad Group, Patriot Rail

R.J. Corman Railroad Group donates hi-rail truck to The Bluegrass Railroad Museum. Also, Patriot Rail Company LLC completes acquisition of Pioneer Lines, Inc.