Executive changes have been announced at railcar service provider AITX; Southern California regional/commuter railroad Metrolink; rail infrastructure firm Pandrol; Reading & Northern Railroad (R&N); real-time network visibility provider RailState; Seattle’s Sound Transit; and consultancy WSP USA.
Reading and Northern Railroad
The Reading & Northern Railroad reported that its T-1 steam locomotive, no. 2102, has successfully completed its test runs following its extensive five-year rebuild. The locomotive made a homecoming on April 6, stopping briefly at Reading Outer Station with hundreds of people looking on. It also visited Tamaqua on April 7-8, plus Nesquehoning and Jim Thorpe on April 8.
Denver-based OmniTRAX is connecting rail-served properties along its 113-mile Illinois Railway (IR) with customers interested in locating there. Additionally, Jacksonville, Fla.-based Patriot Rail Co. LLC is acquiring 26-mile Salt Lake Garfield & Western Railway (SLGW) in Utah and its storage and transload service providers, Caballero LLC and Caballero 2 LLC. As well, Reading & Northern Railroad (RBMN) opened a new transload facility for a Delta, Ohio-based steel mill.
Reading and Northern Railroad (R&N) recently added to its Coal Marketing department as Karl Laubenstine has joined the team as VP – Coal Marketing and Sales, effective July 20, 2020. In his new position, Laubenstine reports to Bill Clark, Senior VP Coal Marketing.
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has named Reading & Northern Railroad (R&N) the winner of its 2020 Short Line Marketing Award. This is the fifth time that R&N has been honored with the award, winning previously in 2010, 2014, 2016 and 2018.
Recently, Reading & Northern Railroad (R&N) finalized an agreement to bring back passenger trains to Tamaqua’s 146-year-old train station. Now, more details have come to light.
Reading & Northern Railroad (R&N) has finalized an agreement to bring back passenger trains to Tamaqua’s 146-year-old train station, including the building of a new passenger platform.
Reading & Northern Railroad (R&N) has resolved its amusement tax dispute with Jim Thorpe and will resume passenger rail service to and from Jim Thorpe this spring, with the first trips coming at Winterfest on Feb. 15.
Class II Reading & Northern’s new Nesquehoning Bridge Phase 2, the product of more than 20 years of work led by Owner and CEO Andy Muller, Jr., connects the railroad’s Reading and Lehigh Divisions, “allowing for progressive, expedited moves between Reading and the Scranton area.”
Reading & Northern Railroad (R&N) broke its previous records for carloadings, freight revenue and excursion ticket sales.