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RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2021 ISSUE: Railway Age’s Women in Rail awards recognize leaders for driving their businesses forward while making a difference in the industry and in their communities.

Rendering of CN's Wabtec FLXdrive unit, courtesy of Wabtec

CN Orders Wabtec FLXdrive (Updated)

CN is buying a Wabtec FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive for use on the Bessemer & Lake Erie (B&LE) portion of its network in Pennsylvania.

CG Railway, LLC recently took delivery of the Mayan, a second state-of-the-art rail ferry that will be in operation by December 2021. (Photo: Business Wire)

CGR Takes Delivery of Second New Rail Ferry

The second of two new rail ferries has been delivered to CG Railway (CGR), following the first’s successful maiden voyage between the ports of Mobile, Ala. and Coatzacoalcos, State of Veracruz, Mexico, the short line reported on Sept. 28.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held recently for the Belle Fourche, S.D., transloading facility’s $2.4 million expansion project.

Belle Fourche, S.D., Transload Tripling Capacity

The Belle Fourche, S.D., transloading facility is undergoing a $2.4 million expansion to accommodate up to 90 railcars; completion is slated for mid-July 2022.

FLXdrive ‘Electrifies’ Pittsburgh

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.

DOJ Picks Apart CSX-Pan Am Transaction

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.”

CG Railway President Hoffman Lijeron: RAIL GROUP ON AIR PODCAST with MARINE LOG

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

Located in the heart of California’s dairy industry in Reedley, the 91-acre Port of Ivory industrial park will now be operated as Ivory Choice Terminal Co., a G&W Choice Terminal™ bulk transfer facility, and continue to be served by G&W’s San Joaquin Valley Railroad Co.

G&W Boosts Terminal Operations

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.

Dewayne Swindall takes on a leadership role at INRD, Railway Age’s 2012 and 2018 Regional Railroad of the Year, following service at CN. (INRD photo from 2018 Award Feature)

Dewayne Swindall Joins Indiana Rail Road

Indiana Rail Road (INRD) has appointed Dewayne Swindall as President and CEO, succeeding Peter Mills.

For HCRY, Another Reprieve

Northern Ontario’s Huron Central Railway (HCRY) will not stop running on June 30.