Daily News

September 2014 Daily News

September 17, 2014 – 06:00 - HOBO Railroad Acquires SW-1000 from LTEX…

LINCOLN, NH – September 17, 2014 – The HOBO Railroad in Lincoln, New Hampshire, has acquired an EMD SW1000 locomotive from Larry’s Truck & Electric in Ohio, with the unit currently shipping eastbound on CSXT to Ayer, Massachusetts.  Read more…

September 17, 2014 – 06:00 - NS Acquiring More Second-hand 6-axle Motive Power…

NORFOLK, VA – September 16, 2014 – Norfolk Southern continues to try and fend off motive power shortages through the acquisition of second-hand power as all new locomotive production slots for both EMD and GE are filled for 2014 and most of 2015.  Read more…

September 17, 2014 – 06:00 - Amtrak Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Pere Marquette Service…

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – September 17, 2014 – Amtrak celebrated its 30th anniversary of the Pere Marquette line between Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Chicago, Illinois, with special ceremonies throughout West Michigan on Tuesday.  Read more…

September 17, 2014 – 06:00 - AAR Expresses Concern Over STB Reauthorization Bill…

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 17, 2014 – The Association of American Railroads (AAR) is expressing concerns over the Surface Transportation Board (STB) Reauthorization Bill (S.2777), scheduled to be marked up in the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.  Read more…

September 17, 2014 – 06:00 - VTrans Announces Rejection of TIGER Grant for VRS…

MONTPELIER, VT – September 16, 2014 – Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) announced on Monday that the state was not a recipient of TIGER Grant funds that would have helped expedite the upgrade to Vermont Rail System’s Northern Subdivision between Rutland and Burlington, for the restoration of passenger service.  Read more…

September 17, 2014 – 06:00 - Pan Am Discontinuing Service on Line East of Bangor, ME…

BANGOR, ME – September 17, 2014 – Pan Am Railways and the Central Maine & Quebec Railway have come to terms on moving traffic from Bangor, Maine to a connection with the New Brunswick Southern for further movement to New Brunswick, which will soon allow Pan Am to discontinue service on its own Freight Main Line east of Bangor.  Read more…

September 16, 2014 – 15:00 - NS Train with H&W Load Knocks Out Amtrak NEC…

ABERDEEN, MD – September 16, 2014 – Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor came to a standstill this morning with service suspended between Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, following a Norfolk Southern freight train’s collision with a catenary pole near Aberdeen, Maryland.  Read more…

September 16, 2014 – 15:00 - Erie RR’s Port Jervis Turntable Gets Historic Marker…

PORT JERVIS, NY – September 16, 2014 – The once rich 130-year railroad history of the City of Port Jervis is alive and well with the existence of the fully operational Erie Turntable.  Read more…

September 16, 2014 – 15:00 - CN to Pay $5.25M to Settle FCC Licensing Violations…

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 16, 2014 - Canadian National Railway Company has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $5.25 million to resolve an FCC Enforcement Bureau investigation into the company’s acquisition and operation of hundreds of wireless radio facilities in the United States without prior FCC approval.  Read more…

September 16, 2014 – 15:00 - TVRM Announces Halloween Eerie Express Funhouse Trains…

CHATTANOOGA, TN – September 16, 2014 – The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum has announced its schedule for the family friendly Halloween Eerie Express Funhouse.   Read more…

September 16, 2014 – 15:00 - CSXT, L&I Expect Decision on Joint Usage by November…

COLUMBUS, IN – September 16, 2014 – CSX Transportation and Louisville & Indiana Railroad officials  are expecting a decision by the end of October from federal regulators regarding plans for upgrading more than 100 miles of railroad tracks through southern Indiana.  Read more…

September 11, 2014 – 15:00 - Amtrak Dome Car Returns to Adirondack Route…

ALBANY, NY – September 11, 2014 - Passengers aboard Amtrak’s Adirondack service can experience the splendor of Upstate New York’s fall foliage season in unique fashion when the historic “Great Dome” car returns for a six-week run September 25 through November 4, 2014.  Read more…

September 11, 2014  15:00 - All Aboard Florida Selects Siemens to Build Trainsets…

SACRAMENTO, CA - September 11, 2014 – Today it was announced that Siemens has been selected to build the locomotives and passenger coaches for the All Aboard Florida passenger rail project that will connect South and Central Florida.   Read more…

September 11, 2014 – 15:00 - Esmark Converting Ohio Cold Rolling to Shale Support…

PITTSBURGH, PA – September 11, 2014 – Esmark, Inc., a diversified holding company with interests in steel manufacturing and distribution, oil and gas exploration and production and real estate services, today announced that it is converting the former Ohio Cold Rolling Company steel finishing mill in Yorkville, Ohio into a tri-modal industrial services terminal to support companies engaged in oil and gas exploration and production in the Marcellus and Utica Shale Plays.  Read more…

September 11, 2014 – 15:00 - Amtrak Holds “Civic Conversation” on Station Development…

MEMPHIS, TN – September 11, 2014 – To assist communities looking for ways to build, improve, redevelop or restore train stations and meet the growing demand for passenger rail service, Amtrak today is hosting its 11th Great American Stations event to share its expertise and experience with local leaders in the Mid-South.  Read more…

September 11, 2014 – 15:00 - CSX Poised to Capitalize on Growth Opportunities…

JACKSONVILLE, FL - September 11, 2014 - As global freight demand increases and American highways remain overcrowded and underfunded, CSX is building on a proven track record of success for shareholders by capitalizing on growth opportunities across nearly all of its markets, Chief Financial Officer Fredrik Eliasson told investors and analysts today at the UBS Best of Americas conference in London.  Read more…

September 10, 2014 – 08:00 - CT Receives TIGER Grants for NECR, ConnDOT Upgrades…

HARTFORD, CT – September 10, 2014 – Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation, on Tuesday announced that the state has been awarded two federal TIGER VI (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Grants – totaling $22.6 million – for projects that will support Waterbury’s Active Transportation and Economic Resurgence (WATER) program and modernize Connecticut’s freight rail infrastructure on the New England Central Railroad in eastern Connecticut.  Read more…

September 10, 2014 – 08:00 - G&W Reports 10.5% Aug. Carload Increase vs. 2013…

DARIEN, CT – September 10, 2014 - Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) reported traffic volumes for August 2014 to be 179,184 carloads, an increase of 17,083 carloads, or 10.5%, compared with August 2013.  Read more…

September 10, 2014 – 08:00 - RBMN Preparing for RDC Excursions Launch in Pottsville…

POTTSVILLE, PA – September 10, 2014 - Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad, Port Clinton, and Pottsville, Pennsylvania are preparing to host a series of rail excursions, beginning on September 21, using Pottsville’s Union Station Intermodal Transit Center as a base of operations.  Read more…

September 10, 2014 – 08:00 - Colebrookdale RR Plans for October Service Start…

BOYERTOWN, PA – September 10, 2014 – Eastern Pennsylvania’s newest tourist rail operating, the Colebrookdale Railroad, is planning on being ready to offer public train rides in late October.  Read more…

September 10, 2014 – 08:00 - GETS Hiring Machinists for Grove City, PA Evo Plant…

GROVE CITY, PA – September 10, 2014 - GE Transportation is seeking 50 skilled machinists to support an increase in production volume at its diesel engine plant in Grove City, Pennsylvania.  Read more…

September 10, 2014 – 08:00 - CP, TCRC-RCTC Announce RTC Labor Agreement…

CALGARY, AB - September 10, 2014 - Canadian Pacific and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Rail Canada Traffic Controllers (TCRC-RCTC) announced that a labor agreement covering approximately 135 rail traffic controllers in Canada has been ratified.  Read more…

September 9, 2014 – 11:00 - VTrans Files Support for PAS in NECR TRO Case…

MONTPELIER, VT – September 9, 2014 – Brian Searles, Vermont Secretary of Transportation, has filed a support statement on behalf of the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) with the Surface Transportation Board in the Trackage Rights Order case between New England Central Railroad and the Pan Am Southern, LLC.  Read more…

September 9, 2014 – 10:00 - FRA Proposes Rules to Prevent Unattended Train Moves…

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 9, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that will help protect communities from crude oil and hazardous materials incidents by strengthening requirements for securing unattended freight trains.  Read more…

September 9, 2014 – 09:00 - Glory Days of RR Festival Draws New England Equipment…

WHITE RIVER JCT., VT – September 9, 2014 – Some of New England’s most sought-after rail equipment will be gathering this weekend – September 12-14 – at White River Junction, Vermont, to celebrate the 22nd Annual Glory Days of the Railroad Festival and details of some of the special moves are available exclusively to ERN subscribers.  Read more…

September 9, 2014 – 09:00 - NC Seeks New Operator for Piedmont & Northern Ry…

RALEIGH, NC – September 9, 2014 - The N.C. Department of Transportation is seeking a new partner to operate the 13-mile Piedmont & Northern Railway line from Gastonia to Mount Holly in Gaston County following Patriot Rail’s announcement that it will terminate its lease of the shortline railroad.  Read more…

September 1, 2014 – 16:00 - Reading & Northern Ex-ATSF GP39s Going Green…

PORT CLINTON, PA – September 1, 2014 – The first of four ex-Santa Fe GP30Us that were acquired by Reading & Northern has emerged from the Port Clinton shops in the R&N’s rendition of the attractive green and yellow striped scheme that was the final version of the Reading Railroad Company.  Read more…

September 1, 2014 – 16:00 - Ex-Conrail SD80MACs to Be Reunited on NS…

NORFOLK, VA – September 1, 2014 – The power-short Norfolk Southern continues to round up motive power from wherever it can as new locomotive backlogs now extend into 2016, and this time NS is acquiring the twelve SD80MACs that are still in use on CSX Transportation.  Read more…

September 1, 2014 – 16:00 - Tweetsie Celebrates the Golden Age of Steam Locos…

BLOWING ROCK, NC - September 1, 2014 - For one weekend only, North Carolina’s first theme park will pull out all the stops as it celebrates the golden age of steam railroading, featuring Tweetsie’s historic coal-fired steam locomotives.  Read more…

August 2014 Daily News

July 2014 Daily News

June 2014 Daily News

May 2014 Daily News

April 2014 Daily News

March 2014 Daily News

Feburary 2014 Daily News

January 2014 Daily News

2013 Daily News Archives

2012 Daily News Archives