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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 ...

$5,000 reward to find out who vandalized historical NJ rail car  New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

BOONTON — The Whippany Railway Museum is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever vandalized a historic ...

PSR: Short-term gains, but at what cost?  RailwayAge Magazine

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UP 1Q2019: “Improved operating performance”  RailwayAge Magazine

Despite declines in operating revenue and revenue carloads, and coping with severe weather problems, Union Pacific managed to post record first-quarter ...

Adapt or die: Railroads must embrace advanced technologies  RailwayAge Magazine

Advancements in the logistics industry over the past ten years have been vast, especially in over-the-road shipping modes with shippers utilizing 3PLs at record ...

Is rail freight volume growing?  FreightWaves

Market expert Jim Blaze looks at how rail freight volume has changed over the years and what the outlook is for the next decade. Learn what he thinks will ...

Repeat actions don't produce different outcomes  RailwayAge Magazine

Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson and his chief deputy, Stephen Gardner, have proposed eliminating the company's interregional trains in favor of a scattering of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

$5K reward offered after vandals wreck historic rail car that reportedly once carried Thomas Edison  NJ.com

Rail history buffs announced a $5,000 reward Saturday after windows were smashed on a 106-year-old luxury parlor car that was once part of the fabled ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ohio ranks high on railroad crossing deaths as government launches new campaign (VIDEO)  WXIX

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) launched a $5.6 million campaign trying to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Consultant warns Chinese influence in US freight industry could displace middle-income jobs | TheHill  The Hill

Economics consultant and researcher Hamilton Galloway warned in an interview that aired Monday on "Rising" that Chinese manufacturing penetrating the U.S. ...

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) ...

Bonamusa named STV VP  RailwayAge Magazine

Bonamusa's career spans more than 40 years. Based in New York City, she leads the department responsible for STV's internal and external communications, ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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., ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Springtime means music festivals in SW Va.  Kingsport Times News

NORTON — Even if the Easter weekend was not the best time to get outside, far Southwest Virginia is heading into spring with a string of music festivals and ...

NRC ousts CCH  RailwayAge Magazine

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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 ...

Rodgers to serve as Tealinc Customer Support and Development Specialist  railwayage.com

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

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.

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 ...

Improving railroad cyber-threat resilience  RailwayAge Magazine

Railroads are a critical component of America's transportation infrastructure, and have been making significant investments in advanced networked computer ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bombardier eyes higher sales from retrofitting trains | News | The Mighty 790 KFGO  KFGO News

By Allison Lampert MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada's Bombardier Inc sees higher sales from modernizing existing rail cars as the company works to further ...

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 ...

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 ...

Train Car Derails In Southwest Baltimore: Officials  Baltimore, MD Patch

Train Car Derails In Southwest Baltimore: Official - Baltimore, MD - The rail car went off the tracks near Paca Street on Sunday night, Baltimore firefighters ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Crash-avoiding train system inches toward finish, 50 years after historic wreck  Hartford Courant

On an August evening in 1969, a Connecticut train wreck made history. A pair of passenger trains in Darien collided head-on, killing five people and injuring 35.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

All You Need to Know for Monday  WTHITV.com

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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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 major contract to a foreign company to build its next generation of rail cars, it is asking firms bidding for the deal to spend some of ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

$5.6M campaign encourages safety at railroad crossings  WISH-TV

Ronald Batory, the administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, told News 8 there are about 129000 railroad crossings in the country.

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 ...

Let’s build subway rail cars in the U.S.  The Washington Post

The April 14 Metro article “Senators to Metro: No rail cars from China” stated, “No U.S. company makes subway rail cars.” The Washington Metropolitan Area ...

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 ...

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.

Steel cargoes lined up for Thunder Bay port  Northern Ontario Business

Shipments of inbound European steel remain in the freight mix for the Port of Thunder Bay early in the new shipping season. The volume of inbound project ...

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 ...

Eagle Railcar expands once more  KFDX

Eagle Railcar is looking to add another 35 employees.

Leaner Trinity returns with another $530M railcar fleet securitization  Asset Securitization Report

After spinning off its infrastructure-related businesses in November, it is more focused on rail manucturing and leasing; the new deal is backed by 7% of its fleet.

Freight Cars Leasing Market Status, Trends, Share, Growth, Opportunities, Type, Application and Forecast 2024  Amazing Newspaper

Rail freight transportation is used for the movement of heavy goods, such as coal, metals, and oils. Often, rail freight *service* providers go beyond logistics and ...

News  Argus Media

Australia's 1,000km Mount Isa-Townsville rail line is expected to reopen on 29 April, which will restore the haulage of base metal concentrates and fertilizers that ...

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 ...

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 ...

Rail News - NJ Transit to restore service of Atlantic City Rail Line. For Railroad Career Professionals  Progressive Rail Roading

New Jersey Transit will restore *service* on the Atlantic City Rail Line (ACRL) and Princeton Branch on May 12, two weeks ahead of the agency's target date.

Bids for Weatherly complex being sought - News  Standard Speaker

Bids to build the new Weatherly borough complex will be advertised for by month's end, the borough's mayor said. Tom Connors said these bids will be to build ...

State Civil Liberties Union alleges unlawful coordination between local and federal police  The Daily News Online

Throughout the north country, within 100 miles of the Canadian border, local and state police have been accused of frequent unlawful coordination with U.S. ...

Sunflower eying curb-side recycling  Great Bend Tribune

It has been an eventful year for recycling in Barton County and the future looks to be so as well, with plans that may include curb-side pickup, said Jon Prescott, ...

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

In June 2017, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to make what seemed like a huge announcement. His less-than-a-year-old Boring Company—a ...

News from the Oil Patch, April 22  Hays Post

By JOHN P. TRETBAR. The Trump administration announced it will no longer grant waivers to countries currently importing oil from Iran. China, Japan, India ...

Fluor reports GAC bauxite mine progress as railcar dumper fixed in final location  International Mining

The Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC) bauxite mine project in the Boké region of Guinea, Africa recently achieved a major construction milestone when the ...