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Savage to design, build and operate GCGV facility  RailwayAge Magazine

Savage revealed that it has been chosen by ExxonMobil and SABIC to design, build and operate a rail facility that will serve their recently announced joint ...

Commentary: The complexity of owning or leasing freight cars  FreightWaves

Jim Blaze writes about the pros and cons of shippers owning or leasing their own freight railcars to move their products.

Rail car maker FreightCar to close Roanoke factory and eliminate 200 jobs  Roanoke Times

Workers roll out new steel wheels for rail cars at FreightCar America in 2011. Layoffs at the plant are scheduled to begin Sept. 20.

Caltrain's Service Vision comes into focus  RailwayAge Magazine

Commuter railroad Caltrain recently released its draft *Service* Vision for the next 20-plus years of *service* on the line. Under the vision recommended by ...

Rail car maker to close Roanoke plant, lay off 200  CBS19 News

A Virginia manufacturing plant is closing in the fall, putting 200 people out of work.

VisioStack receives SBIR nod  RailwayAge Magazine

The U.S. DOT Volpe National Transportation Systems Center recently announced its recommendations for the 2019 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) ...

NJT board adopts $3B+ FY2020 operating, capital budgets  RailwayAge Magazine

The New Jersey Transit (NJT) Board of Directors recently announced that it has adopted a Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 2020) operating budget of $2.39 billion and a ...

Leasing Market Approaching “New Normal”  RailwayAge Magazine

FINANCIAL EDGE, JULY 2019: The longstanding and well-regarded Editor-in-Chief of Railway Age, William C. Vantuono, recently had the dubious honor of ...

Walker to serve as SYSTRA VP  RailwayAge Magazine

Rail and transit consulting firm SYSTRA recently announced that Norine M. Walker, P.E., has joined the team as Vice President. A “veteran transportation ...

Are Paper Barriers Ripe for STB Review?  RailwayAge Magazine

WATCHING WASHINGTON, JULY 2019: If paper smothers rock, scissors cut paper and rock smashes scissors, short line railroads, controlling neither the paper ...

Boris Johnson’s Ascent  The New York Times

Readers react to his becoming Britain's next prime minister. Also: Railroads and movie studios.

COAST Autonomous to Provide the First Deployment of Self-Driving Vehicles at US Railcar Switching and Repair Yard (KCRP – Kenny County Rail Port).  GlobeNewswire

State-of-the-art facility operated by Harbor Rail Services in Kinney County, Texas, will become the first US rail yard to deploy self-driving vehicles.

July still no salvation for traffic  RailwayAge Magazine

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) recently reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ended July 13, 2019, and it appears that it's still “in the doldrums.”.

STB Rate Reform Task Force: A Shippers' View  RailwayAge Magazine

On June 20, Dr. William Huneke, the former Director of the Office of Economics at the Surface Transportation Board (STB), offered his observations in Railway ...

Road & Rail wins third straight AAR excellence award  RailwayAge Magazine

Louisville, Ky.-based Road & Rail Services, Inc. was honored, for the third consecutive year, with The Automotive Quality Excellence Award from the Association ...

NJT at 40: People, politics and progress  RailwayAge Magazine

July 17, 1979 was a momentous day in the annals of U.S. transit history. The New Jersey legislature passed, and Gov. Brendan T. Byrne (1924-2018), signed ...

FreightCar America, Inc. Announces Steve Cianci as Senior Vice President, Railcar Sales and Marketing  GlobeNewswire

CHICAGO, June 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FreightCar America, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAIL) today announced that Steve Cianci will join the Company as ...

Report: Dozens impacted as Hollidaysburg railcar shop announces closure  WJAC Johnstown

A railcar repair shop in Blair County notified employees Friday that the plant would be shutting down. The Watco Companies' tank car shop in Hollidaysburg ...

KCS 2Q19: Volume flat, but revenues reach record  RailwayAge Magazine

Kansas City Southern (KCS) posted record revenues of $714 million, a 5% yearly increase, for 2Q19 despite “flat volumes,” the company reported on July 19.

Federal Railroad Administration should share findings on longer trains: study  FreightWaves

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is currently conducting several research efforts related to the issues surrounding longer trains, and the agency ...

UP 2Q19: Record-low OR, despite volume, revenue declines  RailwayAge Magazine

Union Pacific, in the midst of implementing Unified Plan 2020, its version of PSR (Precision Scheduled Railroading), posted a quarterly record-low operating ...

Alberta looks to dump multi-billion-dollar tar sands trains  RailwayAge Magazine

Government oil trains were to start running Alberta's glut of sludgy bitumen to foreign markets July 1 under a US$2.8 billion contract committing provincial ...

Railway Age, October 4, 1941: UP's “Big Boy” debuts  RailwayAge Magazine

The only operating example in the world of the largest steam locomotive ever built thundered her way, in May 2019, from Union Pacific's Steam Shop in ...

Rail News - Honorees receive 2019 Rising Stars awards in Norfolk. For Railroad Career Professionals  Progressive Rail Roading

Progressive Railroading yesterday honored 25 people chosen as the Rising Stars of the North American railroad industry at a recognition dinner held in ...

CSX “achieving record levels of efficiency”  RailwayAge Magazine

CSX Corp. (CSX) today announced a 2Q19 earnings per share increase of 7% on net earnings of $870 million, or $1.08 per share, versus $877 million, or $1.01 ...

Railcar lease rates fall again  Argus Media

Argus provides commodity news and insights from around the world, illuminating the markets.

Cowen: Shipper surveys say  RailwayAge Magazine

Two 2Q19 surveys of rail shippers on pricing/*service* quality and equipment needs conducted by Cowen and Company analysts Jason Seidl (Managing Director ...

Yet another attempt at legislating crew size  RailwayAge Magazine

Two U.S. Senators, both Democrats, on June 26 introduced the Safe Freight Act of 2019, a bill whose intent is to mandate two-person crews on all freight trains ...

Medical fitness-for-duty standards: Where are they?  RailwayAge Magazine

“According to the BNSF employment records for the 52-year old male striking train engineer, a pre-employment physical examination and health questionnaire ...

Morrison to serve as HDR freight tech leader  RailwayAge Magazine

Engineering firm HDR, Inc. recently announced that Doug Morrison has joined the company as Freight Technology Leader. Based out of HDR's Kansas City, ...

Hamberger, Robertson appointed to CP Board  RailwayAge Magazine

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) recently announced that Edward R. Hamberger and Andrea Robertson have been appointed to its Board of Directors.

CP 2Q19: “Growth across every line of business”  RailwayAge Magazine

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) announced it set record second-quarter revenues of C$1.98 billion, an increase of 13% from last year's C$1.75 billion, and a ...

Local railcar shop gives notice of closure to employees  WTAJ - www.wearecentralpa.com

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — A railroad mechanic *service* told its workers this morning that their plant is shutting down, leaving dozens of employees ...

Self-Driving Vehicles to Deploy at Texas Railcar Repair Facility  Robotics Business Review

Autonomous vehicles to assist workers with deliveries, security, and even lawn mowing duties at a railcar repair facility in Texas.

July traffic following June's tracks  RailwayAge Magazine

Though still very early, it appears that July is no salvation for rail freight traffic's June swoon. According to U.S. rail traffic figures released by the Association of ...

Railcar Spill Containment Materials Market Expectations & Growth Trends Highlighted until 2028  Pioneer Reporter

Railcar Spill Containment Materials Market – Introduction: Railcar Spill containment materials helps to keep the harmful chemical and hazardous materials in the ...

P3s Key for TOD  RailwayAge Magazine

RAILWAY AGE, JUNE 2019 ISSUE: Toronto's unprecedented growth has spurred conversations on new ways to approach Transit-Oriented Development, with ...

CSS notches five injury-free years  RailwayAge Magazine

Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad's (CSS) Transportation Department announced that its employees have achieved five straight years of injury-free ...

Red-over-green for VIA Rail's high-frequency corridor  RailwayAge Magazine

After five years of internal planning, VIA Rail's vision of a dedicated, high-frequency passenger railway from Quebec City to Toronto has secured the backing of ...

AAR: Demand for rail service “in the doldrums”  RailwayAge Magazine

Manufacturing, housing and trade tensions are the main culprits for rail traffic's fifth straight month of decline, according to Association of American Railroads ...

Brookfield, partners to acquire G&W for $8.4B  RailwayAge Magazine

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP and Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. (G&W) have come to terms on an agreement for the latter to be acquired via an $8.4 billion ...

June no boon for rail traffic  RailwayAge Magazine

No news is good news—or so it seems when the Association of American Railroads (AAR) sends out its weekly report on U.S. rail traffic. For the week ended ...

Global Railcar Leasing Market 2019-2023 | 7% CAGR Projection over the Next Five Years | Technavio  Yahoo Finance

The global railcar leasing market is expected to post a CAGR of almost 7% during the period 2019-2023, according to the latest market research report by ...

Appalachian Railcar Services Announces Expansion Of State-Of-The-Art, Full-Service Tank Car Shop In Elk Mills, Maryland  PRNewswire

ELEANOR, W.Va., June 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Appalachian Railcar Services, a leading national provider of railcar repair, storage, switching, and related ...

Eagle has landed—a deal to acquire Rescar's repair shops  RailwayAge Magazine

Railcar repair and maintenance services company Eagle Railcar Services recently announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the assets and ...

ArcelorMittal Fined $14K After Worker Dies In Train Accident  CBS Chicago

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) – ArcelorMittal has been fined $14,000 after a steelworker died in an April train accident at the company's Indiana Harbor steel mill in ...

Muni Rail Car Involved in Collision in San Francisco  NBC Bay Area

Emergency crews are responding to a collision involving a Muni rail car in San Francisco.

US jobs growth bypasses railway workers  Financial Times

US employment growth has bypassed the railroad industry, a provider of good wages for blue-collar workers across the country. Headcount at the largest US ...

Ken Lawson, 1928-2019  RailwayAge Magazine

Kenneth Leslie Lawson, who enjoyed a distinguished career in railway engineering, planning and research and development, died at his home Bluemont, Va., ...

Saft begins CTA 7000 series battery system deliveries  RailwayAge Magazine

Saft Batteries has begun battery system deliveries to CRRC Sifang America's manufacturing facility for the Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) 7000 series transit ...

3,000 feet of fire hose needed to get to rail car blaze on East Side, Madison Fire Dept. says  Madison.com

Madison firefighters had to lay down 3000 feet of fire hose Monday afternoon to get to a railroad passenger car on fire on the East Side, with nobody injured in.

ARS completes tank shop expansion  RailwayAge Magazine

Appalachian Railcar Services (ARS) recently announced that it has completed a major capital expansion at its Elk Mills, Md., facility to create a full- *service* tank ...

Federal Railroad Administration puts up more than $326M for 45 railroad infrastructure projects  Transportation Today

The Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA's) Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) program and the Special Transportation ...

UP ITR aligned with PSR  RailwayAge Magazine

Union Pacific (UP) recently announced in a notice to customers that it is updating its current intermodal reservation system—with a projected release next ...

Eagle Railcar Services buys wagon workshops  Railway Gazette International

USA: Eagle Railcar Services has agreed to acquire five wagon workshops along with around 400 employees from Rescar. This will take Eagle Railcar...

ASLRRA names 2018 Jake Award recipients  RailwayAge Magazine

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) recently awarded its annual Jake Award to 293 member railroads. The Jake Award ...

Sedro-Woolley Fire Department acquires oil tank car for training  goskagit.com

SEDRO-WOOLLEY — At the Sedro-Woolley Fire Department's training facility, firefighters can practice putting out fires that have erupted in homes and gas ...

ÖBB receives new snow plough from Aebi Schmidt  International Railway Journal

AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) has commissioned a new 1.64MW self-propelled snow plough from Aebi Schmidt Group, which will enter *service* this winter.

FTA awards $300MM to three transit projects  RailwayAge Magazine

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced a total of $300 million in federal funding—provided via its Capital Investment Grants (CIG) ...

UPDATED: Kitchener-Waterloo LRT, An in-depth look  RailwayAge Magazine

Ontario's first new LRT line began public operation on Friday, June 21, 2019, in the twin cities of Kitchener and Waterloo. K-W, as it is known locally, is about 60 ...

FTA announces $60.76M grant for DART light rail  RailwayAge Magazine

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced a $60.76 million grant agreement with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) for construction of the ...

No injuries as mud slide causes train derailment in Grant County, rail car into Mississippi River  Madison.com

A freight train derailed Monday morning in Grant County, with officials saying heavy rain caused a rock or mud slide onto the tracks, causing the derailment.

Port Authority To Begin Major Construction At The End Of July  CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA)– Port Authority of Allegheny County plans on reconstructing major light rail tracks and replacing concrete pavement in the Mt. Washington ...

Rail News - California short line turns 108. For Railroad Career Professionals  Progressive Rail Roading

Railroad industry news about: Santa Maria Valley Railroad, Union Pacific Railroad, short line. From the editors of Progressive Railroading Magazine.

Santana in as Wabtec President, CEO  RailwayAge Magazine

In a move that was announced in April, Santana has succeeded Ray Betler, who retired. Santana, who will also become a Wabtec board member, joined the ...

Model train show Oct. 5-6  Athol Daily News

SHIRLEY — The Nashua Valley Model Railroad Association of Shirley, a non-profit organization, will host its 55th annual “Railfair 2019” model train show on ...

May named BR&L Director of Ops  RailwayAge Magazine

May joined BR&L from CSX Transportation, where he worked as a mechanical manager at its upstate New York and Chicago offices. He holds a bachelor's ...

Appalachian Railcar adds tank car shop in Elk Mills  delawarebusinessnow.com

Appalachian Railcar Services, a national provider of railcar repair, storage, switching, and related services, has completed a capital expansion at its Elk Mills, ...

Federal transit support turns 55  RailwayAge Magazine

Many remember the late President Lyndon B. Johnson for succeeding President John F. Kennedy after his assassination in Dallas, Tex., on Nov. 22, 1963.

Global Railcar Leasing Market Insights 2019-2025: Wells Fargo, GATX, Union Tank Car, CIT, VTG, Trinity, Ermewa, SMBC  Market News Summary

The “Railcar Leasing Market” far and wide is a standout amongst the most blossoming and colossally sorted division involving. This worldwide Railcar Leasing ...

Rail News - Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Greenbrier, Eagle Railcar, Birmingham Rail, Alstom and WSP (July 3). For Railroad Career Professionals  Progressive Rail Roading

Wabtec Corp. announced that Rafael Santana will succeed retiree Ray Belter as president and chief executive officer. Santana joined Wabtec earlier this year as ...

Elsborg appointed DART Chief Innovation Officer  RailwayAge Magazine

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has named Gregory Elsborg its first Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer. Elsborg is tasked with forming new business ...

Danbury Railway Museum salutes Owney, showcases restored rail car  Danbury News Times

The Danbury Railway Museum will host a celebration honoring the legacy of Owney, the Railway Post Office dog, on Saturday, July 13. A centerpiece of the day ...

Eagle Railcar Services will add more jobs in its 10 key markets  Washington Times Herald

Eagle Railcar Services, a leading provider of railcar repair and maintenance services, is excited to announce that it has entered into a definitive purchase ...

Virgin Trains USA begins Orlando extension  RailwayAge Magazine

Virgin Trains USA (formerly Brightline) recently broke ground on 170 miles of new track in the intermodal facility located in the South Terminal at the Orlando ...

Tenova TAKRAF passes railcar test at Guinea bauxite expansion project  International Mining

Tenova TAKRAF says a 48-hour performance test for bauxite-carrying trains at a major expansion project in Guinea was successfully completed on July 1.

Clifton Forge Rail Car Video  WDBJ7

There was an odd sight on the roads of Clifton Forge today: a railroad car. It was the newest acquisition, and a particularly historical one, for the C and O Railway ...

eBook: OpenRail for Asset Performance  RailwayAge Magazine

Gain better insights and make informed business decisions about your rail asset data with OpenRail™ for Asset Performance from Bentley Systems.

Keyes named WSP AVP, Sr. Rail Systems Manager  RailwayAge Magazine

Engineering and professional services consultancy WSP USA recently announced that Bill Keyes has been named Assistant Vice President and Senior Rail ...

Railcar maker Greenbrier's stock drops after earnings miss, downbeat outlook  MarketWatch

Shares of Greenbrier Companies Inc. dropped 6.7% in premarket trading Tuesday, after the maker of freight railcars and marine barges reported fiscal...

Bombardier, SFO extend partnership  RailwayAge Magazine

Bombardier Transportation recently announced that it has signed a new contract worth $220 million with the City and County of San Francisco to provide 10 ...

Rail News - Northern Plains Rail breaks ground on rail-car repair center. For Railroad Career Professionals  Progressive Rail Roading

Northern Plains Rail Services (NPRS) yesterday held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its rail-car servicing and repair center now under construction in Grand ...

ION LRT comes to fruition  RailwayAge Magazine

Contract operator Keolis North America on June 21 launched the long-awaited ION Light Rail Transit (LRT) at Kitchener's Fairway Station. ION, the Waterloo ...

Federal Railroad Administration seeking comments about blocked railroad crossings  Seymour Tribune

The Federal Railroad Administration recently announced a request for information from the public on blocked railroad crossings.On June 14, the administration ...

Emerge Energy Services LP – Second Frac Sand Company to File Chapter 11 in under a Week, Looks to Reject Railcar Leases and Emerge in Hands of Noteholders  Bankrupt Company News

July 16, 2019 − Publicly-traded Emerge Energy Services LP (formerly NYSE: EMES and now OTC: EMESZ) and four affiliated Debtors ("Emerge Energy" or the ...

Feature: Chicago's Chinese railcar manufacturer in eyes of an American employee - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Photo taken on July 17, 2018 shows the assembly hall of China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) assembly facility in Chicago, the United States.

NY Assembly Speaker Tours Rail Car Manufacturing Plant In Plattsburgh  WAMC

The Speaker of the state Assembly was in northern New York today to tour the Bombardier rail car manufacturing plant in Plattsburgh. Now that the.

Oil Tank Car Will Give WA Crews Hands-On Training  Firehouse.com

A 64000-pound oil tank car, donated by BNSF Railway, will let Sedro-Woolley firefighters train for the possibility of railroad cars overturning and catching fire.

Rep. Bill Posey Votes to Ban Transport of Liquefied Natural Gas by Rail Tank Car |  SpaceCoastDaily.com

Last week, both Treasure Coast Congressmen Bill Posey and Brian Mast voted in favor of an amendment prohibiting the transport of liquefied natural gas by rail ...

California bullet train officials issue RFQ worth $1.6B  Construction Dive

Construction industry news, trends and jobs for building professionals who want mobile-friendly *content*.

Biz Beat: Appalachian Railcar adds paint services jobs  Cecil Daily

Happening this week around the county … Appalachian Railcar Services is about to add as many as 30 jobs to its workforce after adding a 13,000-square-foot ...

Destiny USA takes I-81 battle to Washington, hires lobbyist linked to Trump  syracuse.com

Syracuse mall developer tries to influence Federal Highway Administration.

Rail News - Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Thales, Focused Technology, Appalachian Railcar, Ondas Networks and HNTB (June 28). For Railroad Career Professionals  Progressive Rail Roading

Railroad industry news about: Bombardier Transportation, Thales, Focused Technology Services, Appalachian Railcar Services, Ondas Networks, HNTB Corp.

Railroad association to host open house June 29 in Crosslake  Brainerd Dispatch

The Northern Minnesota Railroad Heritage Association completed the outer shell of the new facility being built to replace the one lost in a June 29, 2018, fire.

Economic Effects of Railcar Coatings Market, Advancement Strategy, Main Top Players, Analysis and Forecast To 2024  The Connection

The Railcar Coatings Market report provides an unbiased and detailed analysis of the on-going trends, opportunities/ high growth areas, market drivers, which ...

30,000 gallons of water used to douse West Springfield railcar fire  WESTERNMASSNEWS.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Authorities are investigating a fire that broke out on a railcar early Thursday morning.

Lawmakers move to shield commuters from fees to fund Gateway tunnel  NJBIZ

New Jersey lawmakers want to ensure that New Jersey Transit and Amtrak riders, as well as other commuters, do not bear the brunt of financing the ambitious ...

Railcar Leasing Market Trends made Available by Top Research Firm  The Swiss Times

According to a recently published report, the global railcar leasing market is expected to represent a value of over US$ 15,000 Mn by the end of 2022.

Commentary: Moving grain is a major market for U.S. and Canadian railroads  FreightWaves

Jim Blaze writes about the movement of grain by rail. This is a huge business for U.S. and Canadian railroads, and is also critical to the export market of the two ...

Canberra light rail: Car crashes into tram in Gungahlin  The Canberra Times

The incident has forced delays across the light rail network.