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Byford: Subway Action Plan and Save Safe Seconds getting results  RailwayAge Magazine

Statistics released Feb. 22 by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) show that New York City Transit (NYCT) subway performance, bolstered ...

Railcar repair center coming to Grand Forks will add 20 jobs  Grand Forks Herald

Northern Plains Rail Services plans to build a railcar servicing and repair facility in Grand Forks, which will bring at least 20 jobs to the area. According to ...

Scott, Garin join OmniTRAX Board  RailwayAge Magazine

OmniTRAX, Inc. has elected Cameron Scott and David Garin to its Board of Directors. Scott's addition coincides with his retirement as Executive Vice President ...

Trinity 4Q18: Orders, backlog grow  RailwayAge Magazine

Trinity Industries, Inc., in announcing financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 31, 2018, reported that its Rail Products Group posted railcar ...

Whither (wither) high-speed rail?  RailwayAge Magazine

By now, everybody in the rail management and advocacy communities, along with much of the general public, knows what happened to California's high-speed ...

US carloads, intermodal experience weekly decline  RailwayAge Magazine

U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Feb. 9, 2019, was relatively flat, with carload declines cancelling out intermodal gains. For the week ending Feb. 16, carloads ...

Simmons-Boardman Rail Group named Railway Interchange media partner  RailwayAge Magazine

Railway Interchange, the largest exhibition and technical conference in North America, on Feb. 20 announced that Simmons-Boardman Rail Group, publisher of ...

How do you move a 95-year-old rail car from a San Jose yard? Very carefully  The Mercury News

A Pacific Fruit Express refrigerated car that's been behind San Jose home for nearly 40 years will be relocated and restored.

Keasling joins RGCX  RailwayAge Magazine

Rail industry veteran Mike Keasling has joined Marietta, Ga.-based railcar leasing company RGCX as Vice Presiden, Sales & Marketing. Based in Chicago, he ...

PSR isn't really all that new  RailwayAge Magazine

Not that long ago, E. Hunter Harrison's methods and strategy for CSX were subject to close scrutiny, tough questioning, much doubt, some head scratching ...

NPRS expanding to Grand Forks  RailwayAge Magazine

Northern Plains Rail Services (NPRS) is set to begin construction later this year on the Grand Plains Rail Center, a new railcar servicing and repair facility at ...

Alberta inks CBR deal with CN, CP  RailwayAge Magazine

The Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission (APMC) has signed contracts with CN and Canadian Pacific to utilize 4,400 DOT117 tank cars to transport ...

Cuomo nominates ex-Federal Railroad Administration chief to MTA board  New York Daily News

Gov. Cuomo is appointed to the MTA board a former Obama administration railroad official who helped his team of experts scuttle the L train shutdown, ...

Beware the operating ratio trap  RailwayAge Magazine

Watching Washington, February 2019: Sizzle sells product. No wonder the sizzle of ever-lower operating ratios is leading to remarkably higher railroad share ...

Rail News - Alberta announces rail-car lease pact with CN, Canadian Pacific. For Railroad Career Professionals  Progressive Rail Roading

Railroad industry news about: CN, Canadian Pacific, rail-car lease agreement, crude by rail, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. From the editors of Progressive ...

Simmons-Boardman Rail Group named Railway Interchange 2019 media partner  International Railway Journal

RAILWAY Interchange names Simmons-Boardman Rail Group, publisher of Railway Age, RT&S and IRJ, as its official media partner for 2019.

America without Greyhound—and no replacement passenger trains  RailwayAge Magazine

We are not usually concerned with buses at Railway Age, but what would happen if Greyhound buses suddenly disappeared from American roads, and Amtrak ...

Rail News - WMATA proposes new rail-car repair facility in Maryland. For Railroad Career Professionals  Progressive Rail Roading

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is considering the construction of a Metrorail heavy repair and overhaul facility in Landover, ...

Newsom squashes California HSR full build-out  RailwayAge Magazine

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SNC Lavalin, Trudeau linked in obstruction of justice case  RailwayAge Magazine

The viability of one of Canada's largest rail engineering companies is in question as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau struggles against accusations of obstruction ...

45-G permanence inches closer  RailwayAge Magazine

On Feb. 11, HR 510, which calls for permanence of the 45-G short line tax credit, formally received its 100th co-sponsor. The bill, introduced Jan. 11 by Reps.

Tunnel life cycle design and cost analysis  RailwayAge Magazine

Tunnels in general represent a significant financial investment with challenging design, construc-tion, and operational issues. Tunnels that are not adequately ...

Big Data drives big results  RailwayAge Magazine

Railway Age, February 2019: As railroads continue to expand their data collection technologies across all of their operational areas, they simultaneously ...

January freight rail traffic a “mixed picture”: AAR  RailwayAge Magazine

The Association of American Railroads (AAR), in reporting U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Feb. 2, 2019, as well as volumes for January 2019, noted that ...

Editorial: Does Norfolk Southern proposal double rail cars and risk?  Tarentum Valley News Dispatch

About a minute ago. When you have a lot of rivers, you're going to have a lot of bridges. When you are a city that was built on coal and steel, you're going to ...

FRA to cancel California high-speed rail grants  International Railway Journal

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has it intends to cancel $US 929m in federal grants awarded to the California high-speed rail project.

Bangalore awards €71m electrification contract  International Railway Journal

Banalore Metro Rail has awarded Alstom a €71m contract to provide power supply and traction electrification for the Phase 2 extension to Bangalore Metro.

First thing we do is file all the liens  RailwayAge Magazine

Financial Edge, February 2019: One danger of writing for a monthly periodical is that high-profile situations (say the shutdown of the federal government) might ...

Amtrak OIG: Private varnish practices “inadequate”  RailwayAge Magazine

Amtrak's Office of Inspector General on Feb. 8 said it has “found longstanding management weaknesses in the company's transport program for privately owned ...

CER sets new five-year rail development policy  International Railway Journal

The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) has agreed a new policy to develop rail transport in the next five years.

How the federal shutdown affected transit  RailwayAge Magazine

The shutdown of most federal government agencies is over, at least until Feb. 15. Everybody knows that it wreaked havoc on many government workers, who ...

CBR vs. the Polar Vortex  RailwayAge Magazine

The extreme cold weather impacted North American rail traffic last week as a Polar Vortex shut down Chicago and most rail traffic, freight and passenger, in the ...

NS targets 60% OR by 2021  RailwayAge Magazine

Norfolk Southern, at its Feb. 11 Investor and Financial Analyst Conference in Atlanta, said it plans to hold capital expenditures to between 16% and 18% of ...

California HSR: Seven Deadly Mistakes  RailwayAge Magazine

“Real high-speed rail might still make sense in the U.S. in the densely populated Northeast Corridor and among certain high-population city-pairs elsewhere in ...

Kelso Technologies Inc.: Association of American Railroads Approves Vacuum Relief Valve  GlobeNewswire

VANCOUVER, British Columbia and BONHAM, Texas, Feb. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kelso Technologies Inc. (“Kelso” or the “Company”) (TSX: KLS; ...

The global trade war makes a local stop: Springfield  The Boston Globe

The US Trade Representative has denied tariff relief to CRRC, the Chinese government-backed company assembling the T's new subway cars at a massive ...

KeyBanc: “Strength beyond our expectations”  RailwayAge Magazine

Fourth-quarter 2018 freight car order, delivery, and backlog figures compiled by the Railway Supply Institute represent a sustainable longer-term market for ...

Metro-North awarded federal PTC grant  RailwayAge Magazine

The Federal Railroad Administration has awarded MTA Metro-North Railroad a grant of up to $2.3 million to support Positive Train Control (PTC) ...

Posner Foundation benefits OLI safety programs  RailwayAge Magazine

A substantial donation to Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) from the Posner Foundation of Pittsburgh, Pa., will go a long way toward assisting the non-for-profit ...

Metro Exodus FAQs - Railcar, Teddy Bear, Guitar, Gas Can puzzle, Duke  VG247

The third instalment in the cult series, Metro Exodus, is the most ambitious and open title from 4A Games yet, with dense, explorable environments and tonnes of ...

EC blocks Siemens-Alstom merger  RailwayAge Magazine

The European Commission (EC) announced Feb. 6 that it has blocked the merger of Siemens Mobility and Alstom on the grounds that the two companies have ...

UPDATE: CP grain train derailment claims three lives  RailwayAge Magazine

Three Canadian Pacific Railway crew members were killed early Feb. 4 in a grain train derailment east of Field, B.C., on the Laggan Subdivision. The 112-car ...

UPDATE: Short line tax credit; STB's new members  RailwayAge Magazine

Restoration of the 50% investment tax credit for short line railroads—commonly known as 45-G for its designated section in the Internal Revenue Code—again ...

Philippine's hybrid-electric train undergoes testing  International Railway Journal

Philippine National Railways' new hybrid-electric train developed by engineers from the Department of Science and Technology could begin operations by April.

RPS supplies BATS to NCDOT, appoints M&S director  RailwayAge Magazine

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has awarded Fullerton, Calif.-based Rail Propulsion Systems (RPS) a contract for a second Blended ...

LA Metro launches low-cost ride-share pilot  RailwayAge Magazine

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and a private-sector partner have launched a yearlong pilot project to offer shared, ...

Neil Ferrone, July 27, 1956 – January 29, 2019  RailwayAge Magazine

Neil Ferrone, who retired from Conrail in October 2018 as Chief Risk and Regulatory Compliance Officer, died Jan. 29. He was 62. Conrail Director of Risk and ...

Texas Central taps RES for green duties  RailwayAge Magazine

Private high-speed rail developer Texas Central has contracted with Resource Environmental Solutions (RES) for ecological mitigation services “to help protect ...

Naming the rail car - The Tryon Daily Bulletin  Tryon Daily Bulletin

Landrum gives public until March 1 to submit choices. LANDRUM—Landrum City Council is giving the public until March 1 to suggest a name for its rail car ...

Former MTA Capital Construction head leads NYU Innovations Hub  RailwayAge Magazine

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Shhh: Appleton anticipates silencing blare of train whistles by summer  Appleton Post Crescent

The government shutdown delayed the Federal Railroad Administration's review of the city's application.

For CN, a strong 2018 finish  RailwayAge Magazine

CN, in reporting financial and operating results for fourth-quarter and full-year 2018, noted that the year ended on a strong note, “driven by solid top-line growth ...

Trinity Industries Sees $735MM in Revenue in Q4/2018  Monitor Daily

Trinity Industries reported its earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2018, including net income from continuing operations attributable to Trinity ...

LIRR testing myLIRR “real-time train finder”  RailwayAge Magazine

MTA Long Island Rail Road on Feb. 6 launched a beta test of myLIRR, an online tool designed for mobile devices that allows customers to see real-time train ...

BNSF: $3 billion in 2018 economic development  RailwayAge Magazine

Investments from customers served by BNSF totaled nearly $3 billion in 2018, a figure that reflects several large investments by customers including Kubota ...

RJ Corman “Moving the Carolinas Forward”  RailwayAge Magazine

R.J. Corman Railroad Company Carolina Lines and Horry County Government in South Carolina are breaking ground on Moving the Carolinas Forward: A ...

Amtrak vs. freights: A messy MRSA  RailwayAge Magazine

If you're passionate about on-time performance of Amtrak passenger trains traversing freight railroad tracks, you'd best pray for the health of RBG—the ...

Simmons-Boardman Named Official Media Partner for Railway Interchange  Railway Track & Structures

Railway Interchange, the largest exhibition and technical conference in North America, today announced that Simmons-Boardman Rail Group, publisher of ...

Virgin Trains USA scuttles IPO  RailwayAge Magazine

Miami-based Virgin Trains USA LLC, previously known as Brightline before it rebranded itself following a 2018 partnership forged with Virgin Enterprises Ltd.

NMB eyes easier union “ouster” procedure  RailwayAge Magazine

In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued Jan. 31, the Republican majority on the National Mediation Board seeks to create a “straightforward election ...

Historic Austintown home believed to be stop on Underground Railroad  WKBN.com

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - During slavery in America, the secret path to freedom we know as The Underground Railroad ran through the Mahoning Valley.

Rambaud-Measson quits Wabtec  RailwayAge Magazine

Wabtec Corp. Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Stéphane Rambaud-Measson has resigned from his position and as a Director of the ...

Rail regains momentum in the Gulf States  RailwayAge Magazine

With higher oil prices and diversified revenue sources, the Gulf States are picking up the pace on rail investment with many major projects back on the agenda, ...

Bangladesh taps Progress Rail for GT Series power  RailwayAge Magazine

Bangladesh Railways has ordered 40 EMD GT42ACL broad-gauge locomotives from Progress Rail—the first broad-gauge locomotives the company has ...

More Siemens S70s for Houston  RailwayAge Magazine

Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Metro) has awarded Siemens a contract to supply 14 S70 LRVs for the Houston MetroRail light rail network.

Alberta tar just can't get no satisfaction  RailwayAge Magazine

After months of whining about low market value for its low-grade psuedo-oil, the Alberta government announced in November that it would purchase and ...

Amtrak elevates Winters to IG  RailwayAge Magazine

Amtrak's Board of Directors has elevated Deputy Inspector General and Counsel Kevin Winters to Inspector General, effective immediately. Winters replaces ...

Railcar Spill Containment Market Investigation Highpoints Petrochemical Investments as a Major Driver During 2018 to 2027, Finds Fact.MR  PRNewswire

ROCKVILLE, Maryland, Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Fact.MR has actively published a new study titled "Railcar Spill Containment Market Forecast, Trend ...

KCS names Fahmy EVP PSR  RailwayAge Magazine

Kansas City Southern, joining Class I contemporaries Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern, CSX, CN and Canadian Pacific in adopting one form or another of ...

Metrolink readies for O&M contract  RailwayAge Magazine

Metrolink, Southern California's regional/commuter rail *service*, is preparing to release a request for proposals (RFP) for its first-ever combined O&M (operations ...

G&W looks to increased capex following strong 4Q18  RailwayAge Magazine

Strong financials in Genesee & Wyoming's North American Operations unit a more than offset weaker performance in the company's Australian and ...

Big year ahead for North American LRT  RailwayAge Magazine

The North American light rail transit (LRT) renaissance began in the late 1970s and early 1980s, starting with Edmonton in 1978 and followed by Calgary and ...

Virgin Trains USA readies for NASDAQ IPO  RailwayAge Magazine

Virgin Trains USA announced Jan. 30 that it is launching an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of 28,334,000 shares of common stock. The NASDAQ Global Select ...

Eagle Railcar offers inside view of operation, future expansion  Times Record News

They have performed beyond expectations with no sign of letting up,” said Kevin Pearson with the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce, of Eagle Railcar.

Railcar Spill Containment Market Value Expected To Increase At High CAGR During The Forecast Period 2018 to 2027  Digital Day News

XploreMR's report, titled “Railcar Spill Containment Market Forecast, Trend Analysis, and Competition Tracking – Global Market Insights 2018 to 2027,” offers ...

Metro Exodus: How to Get Out of the Railcar  Attack of the Fanboy

Metro Exodus isn't the type of game to hold your hand. While this latest entry in the famed shooter series does offer a better intro for new players,

Troger out, Di Perna in at Bombardier Transportation  RailwayAge Magazine

Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services President Danny Di Perna, who joined the company in mid-2018, has replaced Laurent Troger as ...

$7 million federal grant will help update MacArthur Bridge  St. Louis Business Journal

The Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis won a $7.17 million federal grant toward replacing a truss on the west approach to the MacArthur Bridge that runs ...

Tank Cars Leasing Market Future by: Wells Fargo, GATX, Union Tank Car, CIT, VTG.  reportsherald.com

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 ...

Siemens + Alstom: More concessions to EC  RailwayAge Magazine

Siemens and Alstom confirmed in a statement Jan. 28 that they have offered further concessions to the European Commission (EC) in a bid to gain approval of ...

Duos launches truevue360  RailwayAge Magazine

Jacksonville, Fla.-based Duos Technologies Group Inc. has launched a new operating subsidiary, truevue360™ (tv360) through subsidiary Duos Technologies, ...

Letter: Railroads work for safety  The Columbian

Privately owned freight railroads are fully committed to safety, continually working for a future with zero incidents. Carriers like BNSF and Union Pacific, which ...

KCS's Ottensmeyer US Chairman, US-Mexico Economic Council  RailwayAge Magazine

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCOC) has named Kansas City Southern President and CEO Patrick Ottensmeyer as U.S. Chairman of its U.S.-Mexico ...

Metro Exodus: How to Get the Railcar (The Terminal Mission)  Twinfinite

Here's everything you need to know about how to get the railcar in Metro Exodus (The Terminal Mission). It's quite a confusing mission.

National Model Railroad Association to host meeting  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — The Rock River Valley Division of the National Model Railroad Association will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 3 at Midway Village Museum, 6799 ...

Wabtec + GE slated for late-February closure; terms modified  RailwayAge Magazine

Wabtec Corp. and General Electric (GE) announced Jan. 25 that the planned merger of Wabtec and GE Transportation is expected to close by the end of ...

Landrum asks for public input in naming historic rail car; restoration to begin soon  Spartanburg Herald Journal

Work is set to begin soon restoring a historic Pullman rail car in Landrum, transforming it into a railway museum where visitors can learn more about the city's ...

Eagle Railcar looks to further expand  KFDX

Five years after moving to Wichita Falls, a company that takes damaged railcars and repairs them back to code hopes to once again expand.

Fire at zip-line business destroys historic rail car  Journal Times

LAKE GENEVA — A former Pullman rail car was destroyed in a fire Saturday afternoon at a Walworth County zip-line business.

Railroad industry met or exceeded the statutory 2018 requirements  MassTransitMag.com

The Federal Railroad Administration has released a status update regarding railroads' self-reported progress toward full implementation of positive train control ...

Landrum seeks input on rail car name - The Tryon Daily Bulletin  Tryon Daily Bulletin

LANDRUM — The city of Landrum is seeking the public's input on naming its new rail car that will soon be a railroad museum. Landrum received the historic ...

NYCT Canarsie Tunnel shutdown reversal may produce ripple effects  RailwayAge Magazine

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo shocked the transit world and almost everybody else by announcing that the planned 15-month shutdown of all *service* on New ...

JR East plans new rail link to Tokyo Haneda Airport  International Railway Journal

EAST Japan Railway Company (JR East) is preparing to launch an environmental impact assessment for a new rail link to Tokyo Haneda International Airport.

New location makes this weekend's Model Train and Craft Show biggest ever  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Model train hobbyists and admirers will have more than 125 vendor booths to shop and at least 10 operating train layouts to view when the Kanawha Valley ...

Union Pacific sues to fire worker who defecated on railcar  Washington Times

Union Pacific is asking a federal judge to allow it to fire a worker who defecated on one of the train company's railcars. But the labor union and are arbitrator are ...

Community leaders tour railcar facility  Times Record News

The Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce and Eagle Railcar Services hosted a plant tour for community leaders Friday morning.

Crews respond to BNSF rail car venting gas  The Columbian

A stretch of Lakeshore Avenue along the 7400 block was closed for about a half-hour Saturday morning in response to a situation involving hazardous materials.

Bombardier resumes rail car deliveries to NYC after halt order  BNNBloomberg.ca

MONTREAL - The New York state transit authority says Bombardier Inc. (BBDb.TO 1.01%) has resumed subway car deliveries to New York City after officials ...

Railcar Coatings Market Manufacture Size, Opportunities, developments and Future Forecasts to 2024  Markets Pioneer

This Railcar Coatings market report presents a comprehensive overview, market shares, and growth opportunities of Railcar Coatings industry by product type, ...

Rail car fire causes some to evacuate near Toledo Refinery  WNWO NBC 24

Oregon Police have confirmed there were multiple explosions near the Toledo Refinery. A rail car caught fire and calls came into dispatch around 8:30 p. m. The ...