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Part 2 of 6: Politicians Wrangle as Costs Climb  RailwayAge Magazine

The original Access to the Region's Core (ARC) Project started with a semblance of consensus but ended its 15-year life in controversy. Its replacement ...

New Congress, New Faces, New Challenges  RailwayAge Magazine

LEGISLATIVE REPORT, APRIL 2019 - Knock, knock. Who's there? If at the door are those laboring in official Washington, the answer is, “many new faces”—new ...

Petroleum fuels gains  RailwayAge Magazine

Continuing on the heels of last week's trend, three of the 10 carload commodity groups posted a year-over-year increase—and total carloads were slightly ...

Rail Car Repairs | Slider  Rutland Herald

Eric Street, right, places an acrylic pane into a window frame outside the rail car at the Vermont Farmers Food Center in Rutland on Friday morning. Street and ...

LIRC, RCPE accept Railway Age awards  RailwayAge Magazine

The Louisville & Indiana Railroad (LIRC) and the Rapid City Pierre & Eastern accepted Railway Age's annual Short Line & Regional Railroads of the Year ...

Are STB's Newbies Change Agents?  RailwayAge Magazine

WATCHING WASHINGTON, APRIL 2019 - Stanley found Livingstone faster than vacancies on the five-member Surface Transportation Board (STB) have been ...

MTS rolling out new Trolleys  RailwayAge Magazine

As the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) gets set to roll out the next generation of light rail vehicles (LRVs) for *service* on the UC San Diego Blue ...

Once Upon a Time  RailwayAge Magazine

PERSPECTIVE: SHORT LINE & REGIONAL, APRIL 2019 - “Once upon a time”: Four words that begin some of the most enduring and beloved stories in Western ...

Innovation From a 'P2' System  RailwayAge Magazine

RAILWAY AGE, APRIL 2019 ISSUE – On the West Coast, California is doing something different in Transit-Oriented Development. In the first installment of ...

CSX: 31% EPS increase, record OR  RailwayAge Magazine

CSX Corp. announced on April 16 that its first-quarter 2019 net earnings reached $834 million, or $1.02 per share, against $695 million ($.78 per share) ...

KCS reports record 1Q2019 revenues, strong growth  RailwayAge Magazine

Kansas City Southern (KCS) on April 17 reported record first-quarter 2019 revenues of $675 million, a 6% year-over-year increase on a 1% volume decline, ...

News Campaign urging caution at railroad crossings relaunched Kyle Davis 9:22 AM, Apr 20, 2019  NewsChannel5.com

"Stop. Trains Can't." is a $5.6 million public safety awareness campaign.

Experience the Union Pacific Rail Car in Old Sacramento  KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento

Gary is out in Old Sacramento checking out the Experience the Union Pacific Rail Car exhibit at the California Railroad Museum. Friday, April 19 through ...

Greenbrier announces new railcar orders and preliminary results for fiscal second quarter  PRNewswire

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., March 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE: GBX) today announced that it had received orders for 3800 new ...

Sumant joins Stucki as Global Director SAP  RailwayAge Magazine

A. Stucki Company has named Sagar Sumant as Global Director of SAP (Systems, Applications and Products) to lead the company's new SAP Global Center of ...

A new voice for commuter rail  RailwayAge Magazine

“Commuter rail,” says Metra CEO and Executive Director Jim Derwinski, “needs a distinct voice.” Derwinski and a group of current and former passenger rail ...

Build a subway car factory in D.C. area? Metro asks bidders for big contract to consider it.  The Washington Post

As Metro prepares to award a massive contract to a foreign company to build its next generation of rail cars, it is asking companies bidding for the deal to spend ...

Rail freight traffic: What's going on here?  RailwayAge Magazine

We traditionally have reported the Association of American Railroads weekly compilation of freight traffic statistics as “straight news,” with commentary restricted ...

Freight traffic: Batting only .300  RailwayAge Magazine

Three of the 10 carload commodity groups posted a year-over-year increase, but, as has been the case for some time now, all other rail traffic has declined, ...

Transportation Safety Board recommends changes to railcar brake procedures in wake of fatal B.C. crash  The Globe and Mail

The recommendations come from an investigation into the crash of Train 301 , a 112-car grain train that rolled away after having made an emergency halt on a ...

OLI: Collisions, casualties increased in 2018  RailwayAge Magazine

Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) Executive Director Rachel Maleh recently revealed that railroad grade crossing collisions and rail trespass deaths increased in ...

RSI joins the “Boxcar Blues” chorus  RailwayAge Magazine

Railway Age Contributing Editor Jim Blaze is not the only one singing the boxcar blues (“I'm singin' the boxcar blues” article, March 26). Members of the Railway ...

Claussen new ASLRRA Chair  RailwayAge Magazine

Doc Claussen, vice chair of Gulf & Ohio Railways, Inc., is the new chair of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA).

ASLRRA 2019 CONNECTIONS Convention wrap-up  RailwayAge Magazine

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association 2019 CONNECTIONS Convention, held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Fla., ...

NRC ousts CCH  RailwayAge Magazine

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APTA conferees contemplate LRT's future  RailwayAge Magazine

There is no dispute that the proliferation and popularity of light rail and streetcars has been the great success story on the North American transit scene since the ...

Greenbrier “underwhelming” earnings temporary: Furman  RailwayAge Magazine

The Greenbrier Companies, in reporting financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended Feb. 28, said earnings it characterized as “underwhelming” due to ...

Trackmobile, Zephir SpA, LEAF form Global Railcar Mover Group  RailwayAge Magazine

Trackmobile, Zephir S.p.A. and LEAF locomotive have joined forces under the Berkshire Hathaway, Marmon Holdings, Inc. umbrella to form Global Railcar ...

Rodgers to serve as Tealinc Customer Support and Development Specialist  RailwayAge Magazine

Tealinc, Ltd. recently announced that Shannon Rodgers will be joining the team, effective April 8, as Customer Support and Development Specialist. Based out ...

ASLRRA honors Gilbertson, safety leaders  RailwayAge Magazine

At its 2019 CONNECTIONS Convention in Orlando, Fla., the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) presented Peter A. Gilbertson, ...

Experience the Union Pacific Rail Car Available for Free Tours  The Sacramento Press

As part of a series of special events, activities and exhibits designed to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, ...

PART 1 OF 6: An ARC With No Covenant  RailwayAge Magazine

Anyone connected with the series of passenger rail projects in the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Area known collectively as Gateway will claim that their ...

Union Pacific's Traveling Rail Car Combines History and Modern-Day Railroading for Unique Experience  Union Pacific

Step aboard a mini railroad museum on steel wheels. The Experience the Union Pacific Rail Car is a new, multi-media walk-through exhibition providing a ...

Sen. Fritz Hollings' role in rail merger policy  RailwayAge Magazine

Somewhat buried in history is that today's railroad map is a product of behind-the-scenes actions by former Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ernest ...

I'm singin' the boxcar blues  RailwayAge Magazine

The future of the North America rail freight boxcar been a lingering question for about four decades during my railroad career. Much like the proverbial frog asks ...

Can You Buy Your Own Train? Here's What It Takes  CityLab

If you dream of roaming the U.S. in a your own personal train car, you still can. But Amtrak cuts have railcar owners wondering if their days are numbered.

Take a ride on a real 1950s railcar excursion  The Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle

The Midwest Rail Rangers is inviting travelers interested in a trip through Illinois on an historic 1950s observation car to make a reservation by April 30 for this ...

Contractors, railroads battle catastrophic flood damage  RailwayAge Magazine

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OmniTRAX celebrates individual, team performances  RailwayAge Magazine

Transportation *service* company OmniTRAX held its annual National Leadership Meeting (NLM) in Denver on Feb. 19-21 to review last year's performance and ...

Carloads plummet, but intermodal registers increase  RailwayAge Magazine

A gain in intermodal partly offset what was otherwise a dismal week for freight rail traffic, according to figures for the week ending March 23, 2019 released by ...

Worker killed by train at Seneca Army Depot in Romulus  Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Thomas J. Horn was trying to move rail cars when he fell and was struck by a moving train, deputies said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fighting Trump's border-slowdown threat  RailwayAge Magazine

Eighteen North American trade associations representing railroads, truckers and their customers that ship between the United States and Mexico have joined ...

RBMN promotes two to VP  RailwayAge Magazine

Class II Reading & Northern (RBMN) has promoted two long-time employees—Dustin Berndt and Daren Geschwindt—to Vice President Motive Power and Vice ...

Ironhorse Resources acquires two short lines  RailwayAge Magazine

Ironhorse Resources, Inc. on April 9 acquired two Tennessee-based Class III carriers: the Sequatchie Valley Railroad (SQVR) and the Walking Horse and ...

Cyber Resiliency: A Clear and Urgent Necessity for Modern Railroads  RailwayAge Magazine

The World Economic Forum's most recent Regional Risks of Doing Business report lists cyberattacks as the top concern of corporate executives in 19 countries, ...

Senators Threaten Metro Funding Over Chinese Rail Car Manufacturer  NBC4 Washington

Federal lawmakers said they'll approve badly needed funding for Washington's transit system, but only if it avoids buying new rail cars from China.

Baker to Congress: Don't be short-sighted about short lines  RailwayAge Magazine

When last we heard from American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) President Chuck Baker, he was testifying before the Senate ...

Celebrate the Transcontinental Railroad's 150th anniversary in Old Sacramento  ABC10.com KXTV

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California State Railroad Museum & Foundation and Union Pacific Railroad are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the ...

Rail News - Cleveland RTA rail fleet recommended for replacement. For Railroad Career Professionals  Progressive Rail Roading

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) rail car fleet is nearly exceeding its useful life and is due for replacement, according to LTK ...

Photos: 33rd annual Coosa Valley Model Railroad Association Train Show  Gadsden Times

Model trains awaiting to be sold Saturday, April 13, 2019, at the 33rd annual Coosa Valley Model Railroad Association Train Show at 210 at the Tracks. [Teddy ...

Transcontinental Railroad celebrating 150th anniversary in Old Sacramento  ABC10.com KXTV

The Union Pacific Rail Car is a new, multi-media walk-through exhibition that provides a glimpse at the past and modern-day railroading.

KCS expands CloudMoyo to US  RailwayAge Magazine

Kansas City Southern announced on March 26 that it will expand the deployment of the CloudMoyo Crew Management tool (CCM) currently used in Mexico on ...

Breakfast links: A China-made railcar ban could cost Metro tens of millions  Greater Greater Washington

A new bill would bar Metro from buying Chinese-made railcars. DC's Housing Authority says it needs $2.2 billion over 17 years for repairs. Some DC ...

Cleaner and greener in New Orleans  RailwayAge Magazine

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) and the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) ...

Marta orders 127 trainsets from Stadler  RailwayAge Magazine

MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) has awarded Stadler Rail a contract to supply 127 two-car rapid transit (metro) trainsets with options for up ...

PKP Intercity to equip train fleet with energy meters  International Railway Journal

Long-distance operator PKP Intercity has signed a contract with Sesto worth Zloty 5.8m for 370 dc electricity meters across the company's electric fleet.

Teal promoted to Simmons Product Manager  RailwayAge Magazine

Simmons Machine Tool Corp. announced on April 8 that it has promoted Brandon Teal to Product Manager, Wheel Truing/Re-profiling. Teal has been with the ...

Climate change: Timely advocacy needed  RailwayAge Magazine

The scientific community has long warned of anthropogenic climate change, and a growing majority of Americans believe the threat is real. The United States is ...

Harris elevated to Amtrak EVP  RailwayAge Magazine

Amtrak has promoted Roger Harris to Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer. He will be responsible for corporate marketing, sales ...

Amtrak advances Baltimore Penn Station project  RailwayAge Magazine

Amtrak has executed a Master Development Agreement with Penn Station Partners to redevelop and expand historic Baltimore Penn Station on the Northeast ...

Trainyard Tech upgrading NS Lamberts Point  RailwayAge Magazine

Norfolk Southern has awarded Trainyard Tech, LLC a contract to update the existing CLASSMASTER™ hump yard process control system at the Lamberts Point ...

NS elevates three, breaks ground in Atlanta  RailwayAge Magazine

Norfolk Southern on March 26 promoted three company officers to new executive positions, and broke ground on its new headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. Effective ...

Authorities investigating rail car fire in Morristown  Morristown Green

Authorities are investigating a fire that burned a vintage rail car in Morristown early on Tuesday. No injuries were reported. Firefighters were called to a railway ...

Branson, Goddard christen MiamiCentral  RailwayAge Magazine

Sir Richard Branson and Patrick Goddard marked the beginning of Brightline's transition to Virgin Trains USA on April 4 with a ceremony at Virgin MiamiCentral ...

Augustin promoted to STV VP  RailwayAge Magazine

A civil engineer and project manager with 30 years' experience in the industry, Augustin is the lead civil engineer for the second phase of the Second Avenue ...

Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration: Passenger Equipment Safety Standards; Standards for Alternative Compliance and High-Speed Trainsets  Government Accountability Office

GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) new rule on passenger equipment safety standards and standards for ...

Gartner named Pandrol CEO  RailwayAge Magazine

Engineering company Pandrol announced on April 5 that it has named Eran Gartner as CEO. He will join the Delachaux Group Executive Committee effective ...

March Madness of another kind  RailwayAge Magazine

The just-abandoned GoTriangle light rail project in North Carolina, while never a slam-dunk, was until recently an interesting game. Now, after a few critical ...

Budget woes force Hurontario LRT scale-backs  RailwayAge Magazine

Metrolinx, the Government of Ontario's transit funding, planning and construction agency, recently announced cutbacks to the Hurontario Light Rail project in.

SLSI hires Davies-Schrils as Director, Research and Organizational Development  RailwayAge Magazine

The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) announced on March 29 that it has hired Dr. Kim Davies-Schrils as Director, Research and Organizational Development.

Senators to Metro: No more federal funding if you buy Chinese rail cars  Washington Post

Congress would approve 10 more years of critical federal funding for Metro, but only if the transit agency agreed to not buy its next generation of rail cars from ...

FTA offering $4MM to combat human trafficking  RailwayAge Magazine

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on March 29 launched a new Human Trafficking Awareness and Public Safety Initiative, which includes two Notices of ...

DeGraffe named PATH GM  RailwayAge Magazine

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has promoted PATH (Port Authority Trans Hudson) Deputy Director Clarelle DeGraffe to General ...

PATCO in US completes $194m rail car overhaul project  Railway Technology

The Port Authority Transit (PATCO) in the US has completed its $194m rail car overhaul project that involved refurbishing 120 train cars.

Union Tank Car to expand Evanston operation  Uinta County Herald

EVANSTON — Union Tank Car Company, formerly a part of Standard Oil, was started in 1891 by John D. Rockefeller. It's owned now by the Marmon Group, ...

United Rail, Inc. to Attend 2019 American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association Connections Convention and Expo  GlobeNewswire

LAS VEGAS, NV, April 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- United Rail, Inc. (OTCPK: URAL), a short line railroad consolidator and owner ...

Rock River Valley Railroad Association to host meeting  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — The Rock River Valley Division of the National Model Railroad Association will host a meeting at 1 p.m. April 7 at Midway Village Museum, 6799 ...

Alberta's crude-by-rail capacity at stake in Tuesday's provincial election  S&P Global Platts

Washington — Polls show Alberta opposition leader Jason Kenney in the lead to become the province's next premier in Tuesday's election, an outcome that ...

Association of American Railroads: FELA awards may not be vacated unless “monstrously excessive.”  JD Supra

FELA plaintiffs have long pointed out that Congress placed FELA cases in the hand of juries “to the maximum extent proper.” Tiller v. Atl. Coast Line R. Co., 318 ...

Ponzio Promoted to STV SVP  RailwayAge Magazine

A 20-year veteran of the transit industry, Ponzio began his career at STV as a junior engineer with the Systems Group. Since then, he has played a pivotal role in ...

Rail News - PATCO concludes rail car overhaul project. For Railroad Career Professionals  Progressive Rail Roading

The Port Authority Transit Corp. (PATCO) yesterday marked the completion of its $194 million rail-car overhaul project by placing the last pair of refurbished ...

Study recommends replacement of GCRTA's entire fleet  MassTransitMag.com

The study determined the heavy rail fleet should be replaced with five years and the light-rail fleet within 10 years; GCRTA recognizes the need, but reiterates ...

Union Pacific pauses project in Robertson County | Business  Bryan-College Station Eagle

Union Pacific Corp. has paused construction of a $550 million facility planned for Robertson County near Hearne, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Wichita Falls City Council approves funds for Eagle Railcar's fourth expansion  Times Record News

Called one of the most successful 4A projects in Wichita Falls, the Wichita Falls City Council eagerly approved a $600,000 expenditure requested by the ...

Railcar Spill Containment Materials Market 2019 – Pactec, Century Group, Aldon Company, Interstate Products, Ulteratech International  Market Trends

Report represents a comprehensive study of the Railcar Spill Containment Materials Market. It consists of growth rate for the forecast period. The global report ...

Experience the Union Pacific Rail Car  The Placer Sentinel

Share this pic with friends! For more information about the Experience the Union Pacific Rail Car including stops and tour hours, please visit ...

Rail News - North Carolina wraps up Sugar Creek Road grade separation project. For Railroad Career Professionals  Progressive Rail Roading

Railroad industry news about: North Carolina Railroad Co., North Carolina Department of Transportation, NCDOT, Sugar Creek Road grade separation project, ...

Senators threaten Metro funding over Chinese manufacturer  Fox Business

Federal lawmakers say they'll approve badly needed funding for Washington's transit system, but only if it avoids buying new rail cars from China.

Egypt votes on referendum extending el-Sissi's rule to 2030  CTV News

Egyptians voted Saturday on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030 and broaden the military's ...

Elon Musk’s Boring Company Inches Closer to Making Hyperloop a Reality  WIRED

The company filed a sprawling environmental report for the Loop, a proposed network of tunnels that would move people from Baltimore to Washington in 15 ...

Curating an Artifact of the Unthinkable  ebroadsheet.com

after its transatlantic voyage. (Editor's Note: The author, David Cohen, is a 36-year resident of Battery Park City and the co-founder of Masterpiece International, ...

Gas fuelled railcar pilot project planned  Railway Gazette International

ITALY: A memorandum of understanding setting out plans to test the conversion of diesel railcars to run on natural gas has been signed by national railway FS ...

California issues $US 600m high-speed rail bond  International Railway Journal

California sold $US 600m in bonds to fund the California high-speed rail project on March 26, as part of a wider $US 843m bond sale.

EnviroServe and Sunpro Merge Under the EnviroServe Brand  waste360

Savage's environmental *service* companies, EnviroServe and Sunpro, are combining under the EnviroServe brand and adding three new regional offices in the ...

Eagle Railcar expands once more  KFDX

Eagle Railcar is looking to add another 35 employees.

Rail cars may be used for bridges  Parsons Sun

During a Thursday evening county commission meeting, Mike Brown, road and bridge director, said he recently visited with a county engineer from Iowa about ...

NETZSCH showcases NOTOS Multiple Screw Pumps at 2019 OTC  WorldOil

NETZSCH Pumps North America, LLC, experts in solutions designed specifically for difficult pumping applications, will be highlighting its NOTOS Multiple Screw ...

Beat the Train 5K helping raise money for handicap accessible railcar  WZZM13.com

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. — Beat the Train 5K in Coopersville had around 300 people running in an effort to raise funds for a handicap accessible rail car for the ...

Rail News - US railroads' carload volume up, intermodal down in Week 15. For Railroad Career Professionals  Progressive Rail Roading

This year's dip in U.S. rail traffic continued in Week 15, with railroads posting 528,167 carloads and intermodal units, down 1.2 percent compared with the same ...

World rolling stock market - April 2019  Railway Gazette International

Australia: The NSW government has awarded the RailConnect consortium of Hyundai Rotem, Mitsubishi Electric Australia and UGL Rail a A$130m contract...