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RPA: Let's set the record straight  RailwayAge Magazine

Recent opinion pieces and news stories, such as in Railway Age, have indicated the Rail Passengers Association “goes along to get along” with Amtrak ...

After 40-plus years, Amfleet I replacements sought  RailwayAge Magazine

Amtrak on Jan. 18 released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a new fleet of single-level passenger cars to replace its dependable but decades-old, 470-unit ...

Total restructuring at RJ Corman Railroad Group  RailwayAge Magazine

R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC on Jan. 17 appointed 10 new people to leadership positions within its companies. “With the new leadership our company has ...

Freight rail traffic: Everything is up  RailwayAge Magazine

The Association of American Railroads (AAR), in reporting U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Jan. 12, 2019, noted that carloads and intermodal volume both ...

Call for entries: Railway Age 2019 Short Line/Regional Railroad of the Year  RailwayAge Magazine

Railway Age is now accepting entries for its annual Short Line/Regional Railroad of the Year competition. Class II and III railroads are invited to submit entries ...

KCS: Strong 4Q18, record 2018, higher capex in 2019  RailwayAge Magazine

Kansas City Southern (KCS) posted record revenues, adjusted operating income and adjusted earnings per share in 2018, but fell short of its own expectations ...

STB waiting too long for Godot  RailwayAge Magazine

Watching Washington, January 2019: Prominently on Harry Truman's Oval Office desk was a sign, “The buck stops here.” Newly confirmed members of the ...

Fix Amtrak? Fix its Board first  RailwayAge Magazine

Apparently, only as a fortunate consequence of the partial federal government shutdown, the U.S. Senate returned to the Administration its three proposed ...

White House renames rail nominees  RailwayAge Magazine

Five nominations for rail transportation federal leadership posts were announced Jan. 16 by President Trump. All are nominees from the previous session of ...

Railroader of the Year: CN's JJ Ruest  RailwayAge Magazine

RAILWAY AGE JANUARY 2019 ISSUE: The 56th annual recipient of Railway Age's Railroader of The Year award is CN President and Chief Executive ...

CSX 2018: A record OR  RailwayAge Magazine

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CP plans Rogers Pass tunnel overhaul  RailwayAge Magazine

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Cloud architecture for Big Data  RailwayAge Magazine

Railway infrastructure does not provide much information in and of itself, however, high-tech inspection vehicles, equipped with sensors and radars, frequently ...

Progress Rail locomotives delivered to Tunisia  RailwayAge Magazine

Tunisian National Railways (SNCFT) has taken delivery of an initial batch of 10 Progress Rail GT42AC diesel locomotives, which will be used to haul phosphate ...

Schumer pushes DOD for new Fort Drum railhead  RailwayAge Magazine

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Senate Minority Leader, met with Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan the week of Jan. 7, and reportedly ...

Alaska Railroad tank car derails; no spill detected  Seattle Times

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A railroad tank car carrying turbine engine fuel derailed south of Denali National Park, but Alaska Railroad officials have not ...

CP's Creel: CTA Vancouver service problem probe “irresponsible”  RailwayAge Magazine

Canadian Pacific President and CEO Keith Creel has lashed out at the Canadian Transportation Agency's (CTA) investigation of possible freight rail *service* ...

Amtrak Riders' Revolution: “No Confidence” for Richard Anderson  RailwayAge Magazine

New Jersey calls itself “The Crossroads of the Revolution” in its promotional literature and advertisements. Not only was it centrally located during America's War ...

Risk Reduction/Fatigue Management: What's the holdup?  RailwayAge Magazine

A recent internal Transport Canada (TC) document warns of the safety risks posed by exhausted crew members on trains, even as Alberta pursues a plan to ...

Greenbrier 1Q net off on lower railcar deliveries  RailwayAge Magazine

The Greenbrier Cos. saw earnings decline on weaker revenue after lower deliveries of new railcars in the first quarter of fiscal 2019. The company ...

Bushue leads new Quandel Consultants DC office  RailwayAge Magazine

Veteran transportation executive Sandy Bushue leads the new Washington D.C. office of national passenger and freight rail and rail transit firm Quandel ...

Rising natural gas prices push coal volume to high mark  RailwayAge Magazine

Carload freight, containers and trailers carried by U.S. railroads continued a strong year-end surge, according to the Association of American Railroads.

What the government shutdown means for rail  RailwayAge Magazine

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Railroad Museum rescues historic train car being used as home in Central El Paso  El Paso Times

Railroad museum rescues historic 1880s railcar from demolition to make way for Texas Tech Medical School. It was used as a home in Central El Paso.

LACMTA will receive Proposals for PS60032 - Metro Photo Enforcement Programat  RailwayAge Magazine

LOS ANGELES COUNTY. METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION. AUTHORITY (LACMTA). REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. LACMTA will receive Proposals for ...

Union at loggerheads with FMG on rail car asbestos  The West Australian

Fortescue Metals Group's removal of asbestos from about 3400 Chinese rail cars is being done without sufficient safety precautions, according to the union that ...

Old rail car, cannabis and postal problems made headlines in 2018  Martinez News-Gazette

Part 2 of the Gazette's 2018 Year in Review, recapping Martinez's news from the previous year. MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Unified School District's capital ...

Federal Railroad Administration releases $46m PTC funding, as 90% of operators miss deadline.  SmartRail World

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has released details of $46 million of funding it has released to 11 rail operators in the country to help with the roll-out ...

Martinez succeeds Herzog at LTK  RailwayAge Magazine

LTK Engineering Services has named Eloy Martinez Manager of the Vehicle Mechanical Engineering Group, succeeding Jim Herzog. “Jim and Eloy are both ...

Kempson promoted at Tealinc, Ltd.  RailwayAge Magazine

Tealinc, Ltd., a railcar operating lessor/broker and rail transportation manager/consultant, has promoted Kristen Kempson to Manager Value Creation-Sales and ...

RailSolutions promotes Blankemeyer to president; Husband to serve as consultant  RailwayAge Magazine

RailSolutions announced that Senior Vice President Rob Blankemeyer has been appointed president by its Board of Directors, effective January 1. In his new ...

Late surge for US carload freight  RailwayAge Magazine

Total U.S. rail traffic was 567,252 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending December 22, up 4.2% from the year-ago week. The Association of ...

WSP blesses Cuomo's alternative plan for “L” tunnel repairs  RailwayAge Magazine

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Good antennas make good neighbors  RailwayAge Magazine

When building any radio system, the scarcest and most precious system component is not the radios, the antennas nor the towers, but available “clean” radio ...

New TEXRail line rolls in DFW  RailwayAge Magazine

TEXRail inaugurated passenger rail services between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Grapevine and central Fort Worth on January 10 with the ...

Big Data conference: “Moving from talking to action”  RailwayAge Magazine

The 2018 University of Delaware Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering “Big Data in Railroad Maintenance Planning Conference,” held Dec. 13-14 ...

UPDATE: Washington's Merry-Go-Round on “Stop”  RailwayAge Magazine

UPDATE: “Knock, knock.” Seriously, if you're awaiting a “Who's there?” response from many railroad-important federal agencies, you ain't gonna get one, ...

Strong start to the year as carloads outgain intermodal  RailwayAge Magazine

The U.S. Class I railroads started the New Year in impressive fashion, as freight and intermodal traffic notched solid gains for the week ending January 5.

35 questions for Stephen Gardner. Care to answer them?  RailwayAge Magazine

Regrettably, Stephen Gardner's year-end response to the many op-eds appearing this past year in Railway Age (“Amtrak A 'Failure'? Hardly. Here's How We ...

Gonzales new VP, CFO of TTCI  RailwayAge Magazine

Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI), the research and testing organization of the Association of American Railroads, announced the promotion of Kari ...

Herzog, W&LE complete PTC testing  RailwayAge Magazine

Wheeling & Lake Erie and Herzog completed brake testing and preparations for Positive Train Control functionality in revenue *service* by the end of 2018.

URPA responds to Stephen Gardner  RailwayAge Magazine

Amtrak Senior Executive Vice President Stephen Gardner's response to Railway Age's recent coverage of Amtrak encapsulates perfectly why Amtrak is such a ...

CN meets PTC deadline; seeks extension  RailwayAge Magazine

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Amtrak issues RFP for new passenger rail vehicles  Railway Technology

US-based passenger railroad *service* Amtrak has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to procure new fleet of single-level passenger rail vehicles.

NS: $1.5 billion-plus industrial development  RailwayAge Magazine

Norfolk Southern generated more than 60,000 carloads of new rail traffic in 2018 involving 72 new and 18 expanded industries across 17 states along the ...

National Model Railroad Association Monthly Meeting | 01/19/2019 | Event Calendar  Traverse City Ticker

Includes time for fellowship, opportunities to talk about & show current projects, & clinics by experts. For info, email: info@NCRDivision2.groups.IO ...

Gateway's Zaro calls for decision on Hudson Tunnel Project  NJBIZ

Gateway Program Development Corp. Chairman Jerry Zaro issued a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao calling for immediate ...

Former CN ops chief Vena new COO of Union Pacific  RailwayAge Magazine

As it deploys a new operating system, Union Pacific has appointed Jim Vena as Chief Operating Officer, effective Jan. 14. He was a 40-year veteran of CN ...

Model T Ford railcar offers museum visitors a glimpse into the past  Timaru Herald

A one-of-a-kind railcar is still attracting good crowds 19 years after it was restored, and those who are most passionate about it hope it will draw another big ...

China's takeover of U.S. rail car construction, including for the CTA, raises security concerns  Chicago Tribune

China makes no secret of its desire to dominate the global rail car industry. Some fear the risk of a cyberattack on U.S. rail systems.

Woodland Railroad car catches fire; threatens diesel-fuel tank car  Daily Democrat

Mobile users, if you can't see the video click here. An abandoned railroad box car caught fire near the intersection of East Main and East streets in Woodland, ...

Canadian Pacific, Unifor ratify pact  RailwayAge Magazine

Unifor Local 100 represents approximately 1,200 of CP's 2,100 locomotive and freight car mechanics, electricians and apprentices who work across Canada.

Direct MARTA service to airport resumes after derailed train removed | WSB-TV  WSB Atlanta

After a MARTA train derailed on a raised track near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport four days ago, direct transit *service* has finally been restored.

Canadian Pacific, CN top grain revenue caps  RailwayAge Magazine

Ottawa is due repayment after Canada's largest railroads, Canadian Pacific and CN, exceeded the maximum revenue for hauling grain allowed by federal law in ...

Design-build contract awarded for Dallas commuter rail  RailwayAge Magazine

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has awarded a joint venture of Archer Western Construction and Herzog Contracting a $783 million design-build contract for ...

Every RTD Commuter Rail Car Is Being Fixed. The Problem Could've Been Much, Much Worse  Colorado Public Radio

A defect in commuter rail cars crippled Philadelphia's transit system a few years ago. Denver's RTD is proactively fixing the issue in cars here.

In Britain, hydrogen is a Breeze  RailwayAge Magazine

Alstom and rolling stock leasing company Eversholt Rail have unveiled a concept for a hydrogen multiple-unit (HMU) for the British market that involves ...

Historic rail car to be moved for Maricopa overpass project  KGUN

An historic rail car will be relocated a short distance from its current location in Maricopa as part of a construction of an overpass to carry a bust state highway ...

Record carloads for Pennsylvania authority, Delaware-Lackawanna  RailwayAge Magazine

The Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority's (PNRRA) designated common carrier rail operator, the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad Co., reported ...

FTA grant for Portland streetcar study  RailwayAge Magazine

A Federal Transit Administration grant will help a Pacific Northwest city study expansion of its streetcar network. The $1.076-million requested grant underwrites ...

Could a Chinese-made Metro car spy on us? Many experts say yes.  The Washington Post

Congress, the Pentagon and others are worried about Beijing's takeover of the U.S. transit rail car market.

Fatality Investigation: Mining Plant Electrican Dies After Railcar Fall  EHS Today

Superior Silica Sands receives two MSHA citations after a fatality at its San Antonio, Texas plant.

France to competitively tender loss-making inter-city services  International Railway Journal

THE French government announced on January 9 that it is preparing to competitively tender Nantes - Bordeaux and Nantes - Lyon inter-city services.

Rio Tinto completes Pilbara automation  RailwayAge Magazine

Rio Tinto announced Dec. 28, 2018 that it successfully completed its $940 million AutoHaul project to automate the operation of its 1,700-km (1,054-mile) ...

Commuter rail car catches fire in Keolis maintenance yard  The Boston Globe

The Boston Fire Department extinguished an electrical fire on a commuter rail train parked in an MBTA maintenance yard near Widett Circle in South Boston ...

Hoops tournament helped KC Streetcar growth in 2018  RailwayAge Magazine

KC Streetcar ridership continued to grow steadily in 2018, including its best-ever one-day total since opening in 2016. Ridership on the fare-free system logged ...

Bombardier wins $669m passenger rail car supply contract  Railway Technology

Bombardier Transportation has secured a $669m contract to supply 113 Multilevel III passenger rail cars to the New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) in the US.

Kenny takes NJT Rail Ops throttle  RailwayAge Magazine

New Jersey Transit has named veteran passenger railroad executive Raymond P. Kenny as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Rail Operations, ...

No shutdown for NYCT L Train  RailwayAge Magazine

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Bombardier signs US$669M rail car deal with New Jersey  BNNBloomberg.ca

MONTREAL -- Bombardier Inc. has signed a US$669-million deal to provide 113 commuter rail cars to New Jersey. The company says the contract will yield no ...

Spy Trains? US Senators Demand Washington Metro Refuse Deal With Chinese Company  Sputnik International

US Senators wrote a letter to the Washington DC public transport authority, urging it to not grant a $1 billion contract for subway cars to China's CRRC company, ...

Woodland Firefighters Investigating Suspicious Boxcar Fire Near Diesel Tank Car  CBS Sacramento

WOODLAND (CBS13) — Woodland firefighters are investigating a suspicious fire that broke out in a boxcar Wednesday evening. Firefighters were dispatched to ...

Rail News - NJ Transit emphasizes employee training, Gov. Murphy says. For Railroad Career Professionals  Progressive Rail Roading

Railroad industry news about: New Jersey Transit, Gov. Phil Murphy, rail worker training, commuter rail. From the editors of Progressive Railroading Magazine.

Crash involving Commuter Rail, car leads to road closures in Stoughton  WCVB Boston

A crash involving a train and a car Monday morning near the Stoughton Commuter Rail station led to several road closures in the town, police said.

Emergency crews respond to rail car ammonia leak in George County, Mississippi  FOX10 News

GEORGE COUNTY, Miss. -- Emergency crews are on the scene of a railroad chemical leak Thursday morning in rural George County, Mississippi, according to ...

WVDEP Accepts Voluntary Remediation Agreement with Rail Car Maintenance Company  EP Magazine

The site is located at 494 Stokes Drive in Hinton and includes approximately 11.518 acres. It has been used for rail car maintenance and repair since 1940.

Fatal #TrainCrash in Pretoria shows Prasa needs help, says Railroad Association  IOL

The latest Metrorail train crash, which claimed the lives of at least four commuters, shows that the Prasa requires assistance, ...

Transport Security Congress: Industry-Wide Collaboration on Security and Safety in the Digital Age (Washington, DC, United States - May 14th-15th, 2019) - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Associated Press

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 21, 2019--The “Transport Security Congress - Industry-wide collaboration on Security and Safety in the Digital Age” ...

CN lining up partners to make bitumen pucks that can be shipped in open rail car, float in water  CBC.ca

CN has been working for years on a technology that mixes and coats the heavy, sticky oil with polymer plastic, creating a pellet-shaped product called CanaPux ...

Local man's vision of a dining rail car to Elkins gaining speed  Record Delta

BUCKHANNON – A Buckhannon man is beginning to pick up steam in his vision for a dining *service* railroad car between Buckhannon and Elkins.

Greenbrier fiscal 1Q earnings beat Street on higher railcar deliveries  Proactive Investors USA & Canada

Greenbrier (NYSE:GBX) - CEO William A Furman said Greenbrier was on track to achieving its full year guidance with 90% of the firm's fiscal 2019 production ...

Repairs underway on Cantwell railroad tracks after fuel tanker derailment  Anchorage Daily News

The Alaska Railroad Corp. expects to have its trains back on schedule by Friday evening after a derailed fuel tanker ripped up multiple portions of track early ...

Met Office issues yellow weather warning for ice across Somerset  Somerset County Gazette

A WEATHER warning for ice has been issued for Somerset as forecasters predict ice is likely to form on roads across the county.

Tom Brady and the Patriots reprise their role as the NFL’s anti-heroes  The Globe and Mail

Though he was the least charismatic protagonist in Sunday's Actual Super Bowl, Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid was the guy whose face you wanted to ...

DB long-distance punctuality well below target in 2018  International Railway Journal

PUNCTUALITY on German Rail (DB) inter-city services continued to worsen in 2018, falling below 2017 levels and missing a target set in 2016 by more than ...

MSHA issues Report of Investigation on railcar fatality in Texas  Aggregates Manager

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a Report of Investigation on the accident that claimed the life of a miner at Superior Silica Sands' San ...

As Shutdown Stretches On, Transportation Officials Worry About Long-Term Effects  Governing

Local transit agencies are being hit harder than state highway departments. But the shutdown is only part of the problem for transportation funding.

American Railways Chug Toward Automation  The Wall Street Journal

Rio Tinto calls it the world's largest robot: mile-long driverless trains traversing the sparsely populated Australian Outback. American railroad companies call it ...

Greenbrier Has Peaked  Seeking Alpha

GBX reports quarterly earnings January 4th. Railcar orders for its most-recent quarter were robust. The economy's vital signs do not suggest future orders will.

Market Driving Factors of Global and Asia Railcar Coatings Market 2021, Analysis, Investment Feasibility and Trends  News Blog

Global and Asia Railcar Coatings Market gives Market Overview, along with Market Definition, Development, By Type, By Application and by Region. Report ...

Local News: TPEC partners with Eagle Railcar (12/30/18)  Greene County Daily World

WASHINGTON - Turning Point Education Center (TPEC) and Eagle Railcar Services in Washington, Ind announced a new partnership. TPEC and Eagle Railcar ...

Railcar Coatings Market 2018: Worldwide Industry Share, Size, Key Vendors, Growth Drivers, Regional, And Competitive Landscape Forecast To 2022  Honest Version

Railcar Coatings Market research report 2018-2023 report portrays definition, an investigation of significant improvements in the market, profound aggressive ...

Alaska Railroad reopens following derailment near Cantwell  KTVA

Freight *service* was set to begin Friday night and passenger *service* was scheduled to resume Saturday.

Chisholm Trail Terminal brings value back to producers  High Plains Journal

As the first locomotives and railways started popping up in the 1800s, the Chisholm Trail was also being used in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas to aid in ...

Genesee & Wyoming (GWR) December Carloads Decrease 4.8%  StreetInsider.com

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22 historic railcars visit St. Helena  Napa Valley Register

The North American Railcar Operators Association, a nonprofit group dedicated to the preservation and safe, legal operation of railroad equipment historically ...

Safety enhancements planned for downtown Wilkes-Barre train crossings  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Safety improvements will be made at eight street-level railroad crossings in downtown Wilkes-Barre, according to local officials.Most of the changes stem from ...

Railroad industry surges during oil boom in southeast New Mexico  Carlsbad Current-Argus

Southwestern Senior Vice President Bruce Carswell said the increase is no surprise amid significant growth in New Mexico's oil and gas industry.

Hacking concerns as Metro considers buying rail cars from China  WTOP

WASHINGTON — The four U.S. senators who represent Maryland and Virginia are raising concerns that spies could potentially infiltrate Metro if the transit ...

Crossbuck Brewing now running at full steam in Walla Walla's historic train depot  Washington Beer Blog

Crossbuck Brewing in Walla Walla, WA is now up and brewing, making and pouring beer on-site. Opening celebration planned for January 27th.