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More hot food for hungry Capitol Limited, Lake Shore Limited passengers  RailwayAge Magazine

After months of having to endure mostly cold boxed food—what some critics dubbed “Unhappy Meals”—on two Amtrak long-distance route, the New ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

CP plans Rogers Pass tunnel overhaul  RailwayAge Magazine

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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 ...

CSX 2018: A record OR  RailwayAge Magazine

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Alaska Railroad plans to resume service late Friday, Saturday  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS - Rail *service* is expected to resume late Friday night or early Saturday following a mid-week derailment of a single rail car that caused 2 miles of ...

Alaska Railroad tank car derails; no spill detected | Newstalk 750 - 103.7 KFQD  KFQD

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 since it was restored 19-years-ago.

UPDATE: Alaska Railroad derailment damaged 'several thousand railroad ties'  KTUU.com

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — Update: Thursday, Jan. 17, 4:50 p.m.: Alaska Railroad *service* is expected to resume late Friday night or early Saturday ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

New legal challenges for Florida passenger train project  Bond Buyer

Indian River County filed an appeal and a new lawsuit against the private owners of Brightline.

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 ...

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 ...

What the government shutdown means for rail  RailwayAge Magazine

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TEXRail Debut Stalled by Federal Government Shutdown; Rail Line Inspection Needed  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

The partial government shutdown is delaying the long-awaited launch of TEXRail train *service*.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Amtrak a “failure”? Hardly. Here's how we see it  RailwayAge Magazine

Over the past eight months, Railway Age has published 31 op-eds about Amtrak—many more than it published on the freight railroad, railroad supply and transit ...

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 ...

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, ...

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.

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.

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 ...

The Ghosts of A Railroad Christmas Story  RailwayAge Magazine

Financial Edge, January 2019: Railway Age's January Issue will be released early next month, but we thought we'd give our readers a Holiday treat with ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

It's official: Bombardier signs with NJ Transit for Multilevel III contract  RailwayAge Magazine

Bombardier Transportation made it official, announcing it has signed a contract for 113 Multilevel III commuter rail cars with New Jersey Transit worth as much as ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Federal bill would require rail safety probe notification  Washington Times

A New Jersey congressman has introduced legislation to force federal regulators to notify Congress when a railroad or transit agency is being investigated for ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Normal MARTA service to airport may be restored Thursday night  Atlanta Journal Constitution

[10:12 p.m.]: The gold line is running to the airport Thursday night, MARTA spokeswoman Stephany Fisher confirmed. She said the gold line is able to run during ...

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.

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 ...

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.

CN meets PTC deadline; seeks extension  RailwayAge Magazine

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ÖBB subsidiary plans Athens – Thessaloniki passenger services  International Railway Journal

A joint venture between Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) and Greek transport firm Goldair has confirmed plans to launch passenger rail services in Greece.

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 ...

Energy commodities lead carload data  RailwayAge Magazine

Traffic on U.S. railroads was 568,941 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending December 15, up 3.9% compared with the same week in 2017.

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.

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.

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 ...

Amtrak power renewal: 75 Siemens Chargers for long-distance trains  RailwayAge Magazine

Amtrak will acquire 75 new Siemens Charger diesel locomotives for $850 million to replace aging power in its National Network locomotive fleet. The initial order ...

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 ...

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, 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 ...

No shutdown for NYCT L Train  RailwayAge Magazine

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Concerns over Chinese 'spying rail car' could delay progress in US transport systems  Global Times

Claims that Chinese-made subway cars could spy on US politicians are groundless and could delay progress in US rail transportation, a Chinese railway expert ...

Tentative pact for CN, union  RailwayAge Magazine

The largest Canadian freight railroad said that it has reached agreement following negotiations with a key union in its nationwide network. Montreal-based CN ...

Video Interview: 2019 Railroader of the Year – Jean-Jacques “JJ” Ruest, CN  RailwayAge Magazine

CN President and CEO Jean-Jacques “JJ” Ruest , Railway Age's 56th Railroader of the Year, leads one of North America's best-performing Class I railroads.

Train derailed, Bartow evacuated  The Augusta Chronicle

An investigation into Sunday's train derailment in south Jefferson County could take weeks to be completed.Norfolk Southern, owner of the train, is conducting its ...

Baulsir to lead Trinity Metro  RailwayAge Magazine

The Trinity (Texas) Metro Board of Directors named Robert Baulsir as the agency's new president and chief executive, effective April 15, 2019. Baulsir succeeds ...

NJ Transit locomotives idle as mandated project takes toll  Press of Atlantic City

NJ Transit pulled off the seemingly impossible by making a Dec. 31 deadline to install emergency-braking software ordered by Congress. But the race to finish ...

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, ...

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 ...

Idora Park museum enlists help of MCCTC students to refurbish artifact  WKBN.com

The 50-year-old Hooterville Highway car once carried kids around a track at Idora Park.

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) ...

Freight car derails south of Cantwell; passenger service not expected  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

1/16 update: The railroad now expects to complete repairs by Friday, in time for the next passenger train *service* on Saturday.

Track Pans Remain Top-Seller, in Railcar Spill Containment Market, Account for Nearly 60% Volume Sales in 2018 - Press Release  Digital Journal

Railcar Spill Containment Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking - Global Market Insights 2018 to 2027. This press release was orginally ...

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.

VIDEO: Elon Musk rolls out transit tunnel test  RailwayAge Magazine

In the latest example of what's old is new again, Elon Musk demonstrated a prototype of a high speed tunnel he believes could revolutionize vehicular traffic in ...

Massachusetts rail car builder's success depends on improved China-US trade relations  MassLive.com

"The U.S. should see China as a valued partner not only in our economic growth but in solving problems around the world," Chinese Counsul General Huang ...

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, ...

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.

Topeka man's body found under concrete rail car  KSNT News

The Bonner Springs Police Department has identified the man whose body was discovered at the bottom of a railroad car filled with concrete mix.

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.

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 ...

Greenbrier Reports Lower 1Q Net Income, Higher Revenue as Orders Soar Nearly 70%  Transport Topics Online

The Greenbrier Cos. reported lower net income and higher revenue for its fiscal 2019 first quarter amid strong orders for double-stack intermodal units, tank cars ...

German, U.S. Firms in Patent Feud Over Mandated Railroad Safety Technology  Insurance Journal

Two companies battling for a share of more than $14 billion in mandated safety upgrades on U.S. railroads are set to collide in federal court to resolve a.

Alstom and Eversholt Rail unveil Breeze hydrogen train for Britain  International Railway Journal

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

Global Railcar Leasing Market 2018 – Wells Fargo, GATX, Union Tank Car, CIT, VTG, Trinity, Trinity, SMBC (ARI) – Reports Herald  reportsherald.com

The Global Railcar Leasing Market study with in-depth overview of market size, industry status and forecast, competition landscape and growth opportunity.

Onis Dee Long | Obituaries  Kokomo Perspective

Onis Dee Long, 84, passed away at Carmel Senior Living in Carmel, IN, on Thursday, January 10,2019. Born June 23, 1934, to Onis W. and Garnett E.

High-speed bullet train between Dallas and Houston could be operational by 2025, company representative says  Community Impact Newspaper

Jan 16, 2019: Commuters between Dallas and Houston could have a less expensive, more convenient alternative to flying by 2025. The company behind a ...

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.

Hazmat Truckers Say This Aurora RTD A Line Crossing Is An Accident Waiting To Happen  Colorado Public Radio

Hazmat trucks cross RTD's tracks at Chambers Road between 600 to 1000 times a day. They say an accident there could be catastrophic.

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 ...

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.

Amtrak standoff results in arrest  Benson News Sun

An hours long standoff resulted in arrest of one individual Monday in Benson after officers removed a wanted man from an eastbound Amtrak passenger train.

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 ...