If electrical industry pioneer and railroad air brake inventor George Westinghouse, who hailed from New York State but established his namesake company in Pittsburgh, Pa., were around to see the Wabtec (Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies) FLXdrive battery locomotive, he’d be shocked—figuratively, of course.
Genesee & Wyoming
In Aug. 26 comments filed with the Surface Transportation Board, the United States Department of Justice took issue with many aspects of the proposed CSX-Pan Am Railways merger, citing President Biden’s July 9 Executive Order, “Promoting Competition in the American Economy.”
Two new rail ferries, the Maya and the Cherokee, will enter Gulf of Mexico service this year for CG Railway LLC (CGR), a joint venture of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and SEACOR Holdings Inc. CGR, which
Ivory Choice Terminal Co. (ICTC), a new subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming’s (G&W) contract rail and related-services division Rail Link, has acquired the assets of the Port of Ivory in Reedley, Calif.; the Port will now operate as ICTC, a G&W Choice Terminal™ bulk transfer facility.
Indiana Rail Road (INRD) has appointed Dewayne Swindall as President and CEO, succeeding Peter Mills.
Northern Ontario’s Huron Central Railway (HCRY) will not stop running on June 30.
New legislation has been introduced in Congress to establish a Freight Rail Innovation Institute (FRII) in which a university research partner and a locomotive manufacturer would work to develop zero-emission locomotives.
Savannah Port Terminal Railroad (SAPT), a Genesee & Wyoming (G&W) subsidiary, will now serve the Mason Mega Rail Terminal, broadening its long-term rail services agreement with the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA).
Eddie Aston has been appointed CEO of Genesee & Wyoming’s UK/Europe Region, comprising Freightliner, Pentalver, Freightliner Poland, and Rotterdam Rail Feeding in the Netherlands.
Already the leader in fuel-efficient surface transportation, the railroad industry is now making every effort to be a part of the solution to improving the environment, and the short line industry is all in on a variety of fronts.