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October 2014 Daily News

October 23, 2014 – 06:00 – Amtrak Grand Rapids, MI Station Opens Monday…

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – October 23, 2014 – Amtrak’s new Grand Rapids, Michigan, station is set to begin serving passengers on Monday, October 27, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.  Read more…

October 23, 2014 – 06:00 – G&U Again Facing Complaints from Pellet Yard Abutters…

UPTON, MA – October 23, 2014 – The Grafton and Upton Railroad is again being scrutinized by local residents, albeit in a closed door meeting that took place between three rail yard abutters in West Upton and Massachusetts Senator Michael O. Moore, with rail officials being excluded from the talks.  Read more…

October 23, 2014 – 06:00 – MBTA: Chinese Firm in Springfield, MA to Build Subway Cars…

SPRINGFIELD, MA – October 23, 2014 – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced that the MBTA will present to the Board of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) the recommended company to manufacture and deliver 284 new subway cars for the Red and Orange Lines in Springfield, MA, replacing decades-old vehicles.  Read more…

October 23, 2014 – 06:00 – Quebec Forms SFNQ to Study Labrador Trough Line…

MONTREAL, QC – October 23, 2014 – The board of Champion Iron Limited is pleased to advise that the Government of Québec and Lac Otelnuk Mining Ltd., a joint venture between Adriana Resources and WISCO International Resources Development & Investment Limited, have formed a partnership with Champion, “La Société ferroviaire du Nord québécois, société en commandite” (“SFNQ”).  Read more…

October 23, 2014 – 06:00 – GSMR Steam Work Progressing; GP30u Arrives…

BRYSON CITY, NC – October 22, 2014 – The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad reports that October has been an extremely busy month ant that despite daily double runs and weekend events, work on the GSMR 2-8-0 Consolidation #1702 and the GSMR’s newest locomotive, a former BNSF, ex-Santa Fe, GP30u.  Read more…

October 23, 2014 – 06:00 – NCDOT Seeks Bid Proposals for 13-mile P&N Line…

RALEIGH, NC – October 23, 2014 – The N.C. Department of Transportation is now seeking bid proposals from qualified short-line operators to operate the 13-mile Piedmont & Northern Railway from Gastonia to Mount Holly in Gaston County following Patriot Rail’s announcement in June that it would be terminating its lease of the railroad.  Read more…

October 22, 2014 – 12:00 – PAR Curtain Call from Keag After Last Freight Today…

WATERVILLE, ME – October 22, 2014 – Pan Am Railway’s Freight Mainline from mile 0 to mile 51 will see a curtain call of sorts when the last planned freight to operate between Mattawamkeag and Bangor rolls westbound today.  Read more…

October 22, 2014 – 12:00 – Savage to Provide Fueling Services to CSX at 30 Sites…

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – October 22, 2014 – Savage today announced an agreement with CSX to provide locomotive fueling services at 30 sites across the CSX network in the eastern United States.  Read more…

October 22, 2014 – 12:00 – NS Reports Record-Setting Third Quarter Numbers…

NORFOLK, VA – October 22, 2014 – Norfolk Southern reported its record-setting third-quarter net income of $559 million, 16 percent higher than $482 million for the same period of 2013.  Read more…

October 22, 2014 – 12:00 – Amtrak ACS-64 Debuts on Keystone Service Trains…

PHILADELPHIA, PA – October 22, 2014 – Passengers on Monday’s Amtrak Keystone Service Train 605 from Philadelphia to Harrisburg were aboard the first Keystone Service train in revenue operation to be powered by the modern and reliable Amtrak Cities Sprinter (ACS-64) electric locomotive.  Read more…

October 21, 2014 – 10:00 – D-L, EL Dining Car Pres. Society Offering Holiday Express…

STROUDSBURG, PA – October 21, 2014 – The Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society, in cooperation with the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad, East Stroudsburg Partnership, and the Delaware Water Gap Station Preservation Partnership, will be running round-trip Holiday Express excursion trains on Saturday, December 13; Sunday, December 14; and Saturday, December 20, 2014; originating at the historic Delaware Water Gap and East Stroudsburg stations.  Read more…

October 21, 2014 – 10:00 – LIRR Introduces Updated “TrainTime” Mobile App…

MANHATTAN, NY – October 21, 2014 – MTA Long Island Rail Road has introduced the newest version of its popular “TrainTime” mobile app with improvements that make it easier than ever for LIRR customers to obtain the most up-to-date train information available.  Read more…

October 21, 2014 – 10:00 – New England Steam Corp. Closer to Moving MEC #470…

WATERVILLE, ME – October 21, 2014 – The New England Steam Corporation is getting closer to moving the Maine Central 4-6-2 #470, long on display in Waterville, Maine, to Ellsworth, Maine for the 5-8-year restoration project to bring it back under steam.  Read more…

October 21, 2014 – 10:00 – Adirondack Scenic RR Corridor Use Comments Sought…

UTICA, NY – October 21, 2014 – The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Transportation (DOT) announced that they are seeking public input through December 15 on a possible amendment to the Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor (the Corridor), which governs the use of the 119-mile Corridor used by the Adirondack Scenic Railroad.  Read more…

October 21, 2014 – 10:00 – FEC First GEs Shipping to Florida Expected Next Week…

JACKSONVILLE, FL – October 21, 2014 – The first group of Florida East Coast Railway General Electric Transportation System ES44P4 locomotives were initially planned to be delivered starting last week, however some minor delays at GE in Erie, have pushed the shipping to the last week of October.  Read more…

October 21, 2014 – 10:00 – Blue Ridge Railcar Repair Expanding VA Operations…

KEYSVILLE, VA – October 21, 2014 – Blue Ridge Railcar Repair, a subsidiary of Patriot Rail Company, is investing $2.41 million to expand its operations in Charlotte County, Virginia, as part of a project which will create 37 new jobs.  Read more…

October 20, 2014 – 15:00 – CP Announces CSX Merger Talks Have Ended…

CALGARY, AB – October 20, 2014 - Canadian Pacific Railway Limited announced today that exploratory conversations held with CSX Corp. about a possible business combination have ended. No further talks are planned.  Read more…

October 20, 2014 – 15:00 – CN Recognized as Climate Performance Leader…

MONTREAL, QC – October 20, 2014 - Canadian National Railway has been awarded a position on The A List: The CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014 in recognition of its action to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the business risks of climate change.  Read more…

October 20, 2014 – 15:00 – FEC, PortMiami Introduce Sunshine Gateway…

JACKSONVILLE, FL – October 20, 2014 – Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) and PortMiami, through a strategic alliance, are offering the Sunshine Gateway service, which includes on-dock intermodal rail capabilities.   Read more…

October 17, 2014 – 06:00 – CT DOT Aiming for Spring 2015 Springfield Line Blitz…

HARTFORD, CT – October 17, 2014 – While no official information has been promoted by the Connecticut Department of Transportation, ERN has learned that the previously mentioned planned closure of the Amtrak Springfield line (Amtrak Springfield Line Shutdown for 6 Months Sought…) for heavy maintenance and track construction work is now slated to commence in the Spring of 2015, if all parties involved are in agreement.  Read more…

October 17, 2014 – 06:00 – Carolina Southern Resurrection Gets “High Ball”…

CONWAY, SC – October 17, 2014 – The idle Carolina Southern Railroad is rapidly moving closer to being resurrected after North and South Carolina county leaders met on Wednesday to discuss the future of 70 miles of railroad that spans the counties.  Read more…

October 17, 2014 – 06:00 – NS Adds Saturday Service to SC Inland Port…

GREER, SC – October 17, 2014 – Norfolk Southern announced that it has added a Saturday outbound train from its Greer Inland Port to Charleston, South Carolina, taking service from the facility to 6 days-per-week.  Read more…

October 17, 2014 – 06:00 – CSX Celebrates Opening of Winter Haven Intermodal…

WINTER HAVEN, FL – October 17, 2014 – CSX Transportation, along with federal, state and local officials, on Thursday celebrated the grand opening of the new Central Florida Intermodal Logistics Center (ILC) in Winter Haven, Florida.  Read more…

October 17, 2014 – 06:00 – HRRC Berkshire Line Purchase by MassDOT Detailed…

BOSTON, MA – October 17, 2014 – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (“MassDOT”) has officially filed notice with the US Surface Transportation Board to acquire from the Berkshire Line from the Housatonic Railroad Company, Inc. (“HRRC”) and Maybrook Railroad Company (“MRC”).  Read more…

October 17, 2014 – 06:00 – PAS Files Closing Remarks on NECR Dispute with STB…

NORTH BILLERICA, MA – October 17, 2014 – Pan Am Southern LLC (“PAS”) has filed their final response pursuant to the US Surface Transportation Board’s decision served on October 2, 2014, and in response to the Reply of New England Central Railroad, Inc. (“NECR”) filed on October 9, 2014 (“NECR Reply”) regarding restrictions being placed on PAS trains using trackage rights on the NECR.  Read more…

October 16, 2014 – 09:00 – NCTM, WVRHS Autumn Train Excursions for Nov…

SPENCER, NC – October 16, 2014 – The N.C. Transportation Museum Foundation and the Watauga Valley Railroad Historical Society and Museum are again sponsoring Autumn Train Excursions, day trips by rail to two destinations, slated for November 1 and 2.  Read more…

October 16, 2014 – 09:00 – Colebrookdale Railroad Special Trips Begin Oct. 18…

BOYERTOWN, PA – October 16, 2014 – The Secret Valley Line operation on the Colebrookdale Railroad unofficially begins this weekend when special “Hayride on the Rails” rides will leave from Boyertown and be undertaken in the restored “1910-era open car;” a circa-1941 caboose and a circa 1927 coach.  Read more…

October 16, 2014 – 09:00 – MBTA DMU Trains Planned to Run to Foxboro, MA…

FOXBORO, MA – October 16, 2014 – Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority recently met with Foxboro Town Manager William Keegan regarding the potential acquisition and operation of the freight line that runs past Gillette Stadium.  Read more…

October 16, 2014 – 09:00 – GWI Reports September Carloading Increase vs. 2013…

DARIEN, CT – October 16, 2014 – Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) reported traffic volumes for September 2014, showing a total of 163,530 carloads, an increase of 7,880 carloads, or 5.1%, compared with September 2013.  Read more…

October 15, 2014 – 09:00 – GWI, VRS Passenger Special for VRAN on Nov. 13…

ST. ALBANS, VT – October 16, 2014 – The Vermont Rail Action Network has chartered a train to operate from Montpelier Jct. to St. Albans, Vermont, on November 13, for the VRAN Annual Meeting.  Read more…

October 14, 2014 – 14:00 – Metra’s Englewood Flyover Unofficially Enters Service…

CHICAGO, IL – October 14, 2014 – Suburban Chicago’s Englewood Flyover bridge unofficially entered service three weeks ago when Metra Rock Island District test trains began plying the mile-long flyover between 63rd Street and Wentworth Avenue in Englewood, IL.  Read more…

October 14, 2014- 14:00 – CN Officially Opens Homewood, IL Training Facility…

HOMEWOOD, IL – October 14, 2014 – Canadian National Railway today officially opened its new 55,000-square-foot employee training center at Homewood, Illinois, in suburban Chicago.  Read more…

October 14, 2014 – 12:00 – Amtrak Analyzing Conn River Ahead of December Service…

SPRINGFIELD, MA – October 14, 2014 – Amtrak has dispatched their Track Structure Assessment Vehicle – T-SAVe – track geometry car north on Pan Am Southern’s Connecticut River Line today from Springfield to East Northfield, Massachusetts, ahead of the planned December reroute of the Amtrak Vermonter trains over the Pan Am route.  Read more…

October 13, 2014 – 10:00 – CSX Says “No Thanks” to a CP Merger Request…

CALGARY, AB – October 13, 2014 – CSX Transportation apparently rebuffed a merger request by Canadian Pacific Railway, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing unidentified people who had been briefed on the situation.  Read more…

October 13, 2014 – 10:00 – NH Rail and Trail Authority Launches Online Campaign…

CONCORD, NH – October 13, 2014 – The New Hampshire Rail and Trail Authority has launched a new online campaign in advance of the anticipated release of a $3.7 million commuter rail study.  Read more…

October 13, 2014 – 09:00 – LIRR Weekend Service to be Affected at Rockville Centre…

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY – October 13, 2014 – MTA Long Island Rail Road announced that track work planned for the weekend of Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19 in the area of Rockville Centre will impact train service on the Babylon, Montauk, Hempstead and Oyster Bay branches as well as service at St. Albans Station.  Read more…

October 13, 2014 – 09:00 – RAC Promotes Harmonization of Tank Car Requirements…

OTTAWA, ON – October 13, 2014 – Canada’s railways believe that more stringent tank car standards are essential to improving the safety of transporting dangerous goods by rail.  Read more…

October 13, 2014 – 09:00 – NJT Appoints Chief to Office of System Safety…

NEWARK, NJ – October 13, 2014 – The NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors have appointed Gardner C. Tabon as the Chief of the recently established Office of System Safety, as part of an initiative to reinvigorate NJ TRANSIT’s corporate-wide safety culture.   Read more…

October 12, 2014 – 06:00 – NECR Files Reply to STB Case in Pan Am Trackage Rights…

ST. ALBANS, VT – October 12, 2014 – NECR filed its response to the motion by the October 9 deadline, as required by the US Surface Transportation Board, in regards to a Pan Am Southern Motion to Show Cause regarding certain impositions on PAS by New England Central Railroad (NECR) between East Northfield, MA and White River Junction, VT.  Read more…

October 12, 2014 – 06:00 – NRHS 2015 Convention Trains Announced for VT, NY…

RUTLAND, VT – October 12, 2014 – The National Railway Historical Society has announced the planned trips to operate on the Vermont Rail System and the Saratoga & North Creek Railroad for the 2015 NRHS Convention, which will be based in Rutland, Vermont.  Read more…

October 11, 2014 – 16:00 – MARC Service Extension Possible for World Series…

BALTIMORE, MD – October 11, 2014 – Baltimore MARC transit riders have asked Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to have the Maryland Transit Administration extend hours of the Camden Line service if the Baltimore Orioles advance to the World Series.  Read more…

October 11, 2014 – 16:00 – Amtrak Announces Special NC State Fair Stops…

WASHINGTON, DC – October 11, 2014 – Amtrak has announced that it will again be the most convenient way to travel to this year’s North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh.  Read more…

October 10, 2014 – 08:00 – FEC Supports Komen North Florida Race for the Cure…

JACKSONVILLE, FL - October 10, 2014 – Florida East Coast Railway (“FECR”) will once again sponsor the Susan G. Komen® North Florida 20th Race for the Cure, using the pair of locomotives painted last year to “keep the breast cancer cause on top of the mind year round”.  Read more…

October 10, 2014 – 06:00 – Metra Plans Fare Increase to Cover Modernization Plan…

CHICAGO, IL – October 10, 2014 – Metra on Thursday outlined a proposed 2015 budget that calls for an average fare increase of 10.8 percent across all fare types to help fund a modernization plan and pay for other rising costs of doing business.  Read more…

October 10, 2014 – 06:00 – CP to Retain Mohawk Yard, Albany-to-Montreal Line…

QUEBEC, QC – October 9, 2014 – The pending sale of the Delaware & Hudson ‘unit’, as was put by E. Hunter Harrison at a recent analyst meeting, will only include the trackage and yards south from Saratoga Springs, New York, but not Mohawk Yard in Schenectady.  Read more…

October 10, 2014 – 06:00 – CP, CN Poised to Export Heavy Crude from East Coast…

MONTREAL, QC – October 10, 2014 – European Union regulators announced on Wednesday that they will not assign carbon-intensity penalties to imported tar sands crude oil, allowing the export of the heavy crude from US terminals, including at least one in New Jersey and potentially the Port of Albany, while more export terminals may be developed.  Read more…

October 10, 2014 – 06:00 – CBNS Discontinuance to go to December Public Hearing…

SYDNEY, NS – October 10, 2014 – Nova Scotia’s provincial Utility and Review Board will host a public hearing in December regarding Genesee & Wyoming’s application to abandon and discontinue its service on the Sydney-to-St. Peters Junction rail line.  Read more…

October 10, 2014 – 06:00 – Carolina Southern Buyer Found, Restoration by Spring…

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – October 10, 2014 – While the potential buyer for the Carolina Southern is not being named, officials in Horry County, SC and Columbus County, NC, say rail service could be restored by Spring of 2015 if the $13.6 million deal now in the works is completed.  Read more…

October 10, 2014 – 06:00 – GWI Announces Several Key Leadership Appointments…

DARIEN, CT – October 10, 2014 – Genesee & Wyoming has announced several important leadership appointments that will further strengthen G&W’s North American and Australian operations, two key positions being filled in the Northeast Region.  Read more…

October 10, 2014 – 06:00 – NCRR Elects New Chair, Vice Chair to Board Seats…

RALEIGH, NC – October 10, 2014 – The North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) Board of Directors has elected Franklin Rouse Jr. of Leland as Board Chairman, and Robert (Bob) Brown of High Point as Vice Chairman. Mr. Rouse succeeds Duane Long of Raleigh, who served as Chairman since 2013.  Read more…

October 9, 2014 – 09:00 – STB to Require All Class I RRs to Report Weekly…

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 9, 2014 – The Surface Transportation Board announced Wednesday that it will now require ALL Class I railroad operators to file public weekly data reports on traffic levels beginning October 22, regarding service performance to promote industry-wide transparency, accountability, and improved service.  Read more…

October 9, 2014 – 08:00 – Amtrak Springfield Line Shutdown for 6 Months Sought…

SPRINGFIELD, MA – October 9, 2014 – In what may be an unprecedented move, the Connecticut Department of Transportation is looking to shut down the Amtrak Springfield Line for a six- to eight-month period to perform 24-hour-a-day construction work.  Read more…

October 9, 2014 – 08:00 – Ex-SOU Asheville, NC Roundhouse Demolition Planned…

Norfolk Southern has announced that it plans to demolish the former Southern Railway roundhouse in the River Arts District  of Asheville, North Carolina, in November.  Read more…

October 9, 2014 – 08:00 – FEC First ES44C4 Completed, Road #s Confirmed…

JACKSONVILLE, FL – October 9, 2014 – The first of the Florida East Coast Railway’s General Electric ES44C4 locomotives has been completed and is currently having the paint work finished up at the Erie, Pennsylvania GE Transportation facility.   Read more…

October 8, 2014 – 08:00 – MMID Places Newly-Arrived SD40-2s Into Service…

UNION BRIDGE, MD – October 8, 2014 – The Maryland Midland has received all four of their former SP/UP SD45s that have been rebuilt to SD40-2 standards and placed them into service.  Jim Kleeman takes us on a photographic look at the new big power for the little MMID.  Read more…

October 8, 2014 – 08:00 – SNCR to Begin Moving Tailings from Tahawus, NY…

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – October 8, 2014 – Saratoga & North Creek Railway will begin moving mine tailings from the NL Industries mine site in Tahawus, New York, to a customer in Massachusetts as early as next week.  Read more…

October 8, 2014 – 08:00 – Amtrak Autumn Express to Run NS Harrisburg Line…

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 8, 2014 – Due to popular demand, the Amtrak Autumn Express is back and will operate on Saturday and Sunday, November 8 and 9, 2014, this time using Norfolk Southern’s former Reading Railroad trackage, now the NS Harrisburg Line, between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  Read more…

October 8, 2014 – 08:00 – CSXT Releases Dedicated Geometry Train Locomotive…

HUNTINGTON, WV – October 8, 2014 – CSX Transportation has completed the rebuild on the former Maryland Area Rail Commuters (MARC) GP40WH-2 #69 locomotive and has released it in a unique new paint scheme to be matched up to the company’s track geometry train.  Read more…

October 8, 2014 – 08:00 – Amtrak Bustitution in Wake of Freight Delays on NS…

CHICAGO, IL – October 8, 2014 – Amtrak has announced that it will be busing passengers between Ohio and Chicago, Illinois, where chronic delays to its trains of eight to twelve hours have been incurred during the past week.  Read more…

October 8, 2014 – 08:00 – RR Museum of PA Presents Awards, New Director…

STRASBURG, PA – October 8, 2014 – The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania recently delivered five distinguished service awards during its 17th annual Members Day celebration on September 27.  Read more…

October 8, 2014 – 08:00 – NKP #765 Returning Home Today from Akron, OH…

FORT WAYNE, IN – October 8, 2014 – The Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 Berkshire-type locomotive #765 is heading back home to Fort Wayne, Indiana, today, having departed Akron, Ohio’s Fitzwater Yard just before 8 a.m.  Read home…

October 8, 2014 – 08:00 – Horry Co. Approves $1.8M for Carolina Southern Purchase…

CONWAY, SC – October 8, 2014 – South Carolina’s Horry County Council on Tuesday night followed suit with North Carolina’s Cumberland County and approved $1.8 million toward the purchase of Carolina Southern Railroad.  Read more…

October 8, 2014 – 08:00 – CBNS Ending Service on 100-mile Sydney Line by Jan. 1…

SYDNEY, NS – October 8, 2014 – Genesee & Wyoming Railroad’s Cape Breton & Central Nova Scotia Railway hopes to end service on its line between Sydney and St. Peters Junction, Nova Scotia by the beginning of 2015.  Read more…

October 8, 2014 – 08:00 – MBTA to Restore Weekend Commuter Rail Service…

BOSTON, MA – October 8, 2014 – Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey announced the restoration of weekend Commuter Rail service on three lines beginning this winter.  Read more…

October 7, 2014 – 09:00 – Carolina Southern Gets NC Tax Incentive Support…

WHITEVILLE, NC – October 7, 2014 – Columbus County, North Carolina is set on getting the idle Carolina Southern Railroad back in service again and on Monday night, County Commissioners gave unanimous approval to $1.8 million in tax incentives, grants that would be paid to an as yet unnamed buyer of the rail line that ceased operations three years ago.  Read more…

October 7, 2014 – 09:00 – Civil War Loco Museum Breaks Ground on Research Center…

KENNESAW, GA – October 7, 2014 – The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History on Friday broke ground on an 8,700-square-foot expansion to its research center.  Read more…

October 7, 2014 – 09:00 – LIRR Service to the Nassau Coliseum Proposed…

JAMAICA, NY – October 7, 2014 – New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority board member Mitchell Pally wants to establish passenger service to the Nassau Coliseum on a Long Island Rail Road branch that hasn’t seen regular passenger service in more than 50 years.  Read more…

October 7, 2014 – 06:00 – PAR to Return NS SD40-2s, LTEX Units On the Way…

NORTH BILLERICA, MA – October 7, 2014 – Pan Am Railways will soon be returning the eight Norfolk Southern SD40-2 locomotives that have been on the property since April of 2013, and be receiving nine units from Larry’s Truck & Electric as part of another deal.  Read more…

October 7, 2014 – 06:00 – All Aboard Florida Hopes to Utilize Private Activity Bonds…

JACKSONVILLE, FL – October 7, 2014 – All Aboard Florida has announced that it is modifying its financing plan for its proposed passenger rail service, so that the public would not face any financial risk and the project could be completed quicker, the company’s president said Monday.  Read more…

October 7, 2014 – 06:00 – UP Crew Injured, Airlifted in Mer Rouge, LA Collision…

MER ROUGE, LA – Mer Rouge residents were temporarily evacuated on Sunday after a train collided with a truck that had become stuck on the tracks, causing a derailment, hazardous materials leak and injuring the railroad crew.  Read more…

October 7, 2014 – 06:00 – Grafton & Upton Gets Injunction Lifted for Terminal…

GRAFTON, MA – October 7, 2014 – Massachusetts’ Worcester Superior Court has lifted the injunction that prohibited the Grafton & Upton Railroad from building a propane transloading terminal it its North Grafton rail yard.  Read more…

October 7, 2014 – 06:00 – Conway Scenic Makes History Twice in a Week…

NORTH CONWAY, NH – October 7, 2014 – Conway Scenic Railroad made history twice in the last couple weeks when first on Monday, September 29, 2014, the new table car, CSRX #6749, was added to the consist of the Notch Train and made its first trip to Crawford Notch and Fabyan Station, then on Friday, October 3, 2014, CSRX ran their first 9-car Notch Train to Fabyans!  Read more…

October 6, 2014 – 16:00 – TTX Receives 15-Year Extension on Pooling Authority…

CHICAGO, IL – October 7, 2014 – TTX Company announced that it received approval from the federal Surface Transportation Board for a 15-year extension of its pooling authority governing all types of flatcars, including those that handle intermodal traffic, finished automobiles, and specialized flatcars for lumber, heavy equipment and other commodities.  Read more…

October 6, 2014 – 16:00 – RJ Corman Guthrie, KY Enginehouse Destroyed by Fire…

R.J. Corman Railroad enginehouse at Guthrie, Kentucky, near the Kentucky-Tennessee border, was destroyed by a fire that also caused several small explosions and led to the brief evacuation of about six homes.  Read more…

October 6, 2014 – 16:00 – ONTC CEO Steps Down, COO Assumes Top Role…

NORTH BAY, ON – October 6, 2014 – The Ontario Northland Transportation Commission president and chief executive officer Paul Goulet is stepping down and Chief Operating Officer Corina Moore is assuming the CEO role.  Read more…

October 6, 2014 – 16:00 – Adrian & Blissfield Announces Retirement of Police Chief…

WESTLAND, MI – October 6, 2014 – The Adrian & Blissfield Rail Road Company, owners of four Rail Road Companies, headquartered in Southeastern Michigan, Jackson, MI and Lansing, MI and the Old Road Blissfield (MI) and Old Road Charlotte (MI) Dinner Trains, have announced the pending retirement of Gerald Haensler, Jr. as Chief of the A&B RR Police Department and the appointment of Scott Lambka as the new Chief.  Read more…

October 6, 2014 – 16:00 – Mass Central Rebuilding Ware River Secondary…

WARE, MA – October 6, 2014 – The Massachusetts Central Railroad has begun the process of completely rebuilding the railroad’s Ware River Secondary track between Palmer and South Barre, Massachusetts.  Read more…

October 6, 2014 – 16:00 – TVRM Fall Steam Specials Planned with #4501…

CHATTANOOGA, TN – October 6, 2014 – The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga has announced that it will be using the restored steam locomotive, ex-Southern Railway 2-8-2 #4501, on several steam excursions during the fall season.  Read more…

October 6, 2014 – 16:00 – CP’s Harrison Wants to “Fix” Chicago Congestion…

TORONTO, ON – October 6, 2014 – Canadian Pacific Railway’s Chief Executive E. Hunter Harrison wants the railroads that serve Chicago to let Canadian Pacific take on the logistical challenge of solving congestion through the national choke point through the acquisition of the terminal switching railroads.  Read more…

October 3, 2014 – 06:00 – Indiana RR Announces 25th Annual Santa Train Schedule…

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – October 3, 2014 – For the 25th consecutive Christmas season, Santa Claus will be coming to towns in southern Indiana and Illinois by train.  Read more…

October 3, 2014 – 06:00 – NCRR Cost Savings Added Up to $794M in 2013…

RALEIGH, NC – October 3, 2014 – The North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) had a direct impact on the North Carolina economy of an estimated $794 million during 2013, according to a recently completed study conducted by RTI International (RTI).  Read more…

October 2, 2014 – 16:00 – STB Concerned Over NECR Restrictions Placed on PAS…

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 2, 2014 – The United States Surface Transportation Board has directed  New England Central Railroad to reply to claims that it has placed conditions on Pan Am Railway’s use of its line that are unreasonable practices and/or violate the terms for such use established by the Interstate Commerce Commission, the Board’s predecessor.  Read more…

October 2, 2014 – 16:00 – Amtrak Engineering Report Details NY Tunnel Work Fix…

NEW YORK, NY – October 2, 2014 – A new engineering report details damage to the Amtrak-owned Hudson River and East River tunnels following Superstorm Sandy and recommends a phased process to take individual tubes out of service for extended periods to perform the work required to maintain reliability of train movements in and out of New York City.  Read more…

October 1, 2014 – 16:00 – CP Outlines Growth Targets, Announces D&H Buyer Found…

WHITE PLAINS, NY – October 1, 2014 – Canadian Pacific CEO E. Hunter Harrison today unveiled new growth targets out to 2018 and CP’s multi-year strategy to drive superior service and financial profitability, including more than doubling the company’s earnings per share, as well as announced that a buyer had been secured for the Delaware & Hudson property.  Read more…

October 1, 2014 – 16:00 – Verso Closing of Bucksport, ME Plant Affecting PAR…

MEMPHIS, TN – October 1, 2014 – Verso Paper Corp. today announced plans to close its paper mill in Bucksport, Maine, the last major traffic generator for Pan Am Railways in the Eastern Maine market, with the expected closure of the mill to occur in the fourth quarter of 2014.  Read more…

October 1, 2014 – 16:00 – Amtrak Hoosier Service Offers Wi-Fi, Drinks and Biz Class…

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – October 1, 2014 – Amtrak is improving service for Hoosier State passengers who travel between Indianapolis and Chicago with the addition of complimentary on-board Wi-Fi, light food and  beverages and Business Class seating, Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman announced at a series of events on the route in Indiana today.   Read more…

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