Shortline & Regionals

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Watco Transloading to operate Norfolk Southern TBT Terminal in Ohio Watco Transloading, LLC, reached a definitive licensed agreement with Norfolk Southern to operate the Class 1's Sandusky, Ohio, Thoroughbred Bulk Terminal (TBT Terminal).

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Officials on opposite sides of the country outlined plans to enhance safety of local rail systems using recently awarded federal funds. In California, the Rosecrans/Marquardt intersection in Santa Fe Springs, labeled as the most hazardous grade...
Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) has announced that Bradley S. Hall will serve as the company’s new vice president of sales in the carload segment.   Hall will take on this role with a background of more...
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Sound Transit, the Greater Seattle area’s regional transportation system, has announced that light-rail service will begin Sept. 24 at the new Angle Lake light-rail station.   Launching four years earlier than originally planned, officials say the $383 million...
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A United Kingdom-based team says it is feasible to enhance grade-crossing safety using a network of tiny wireless sensors powered by vibrations of an approaching train. The UK's Department for Transport (DfT) awarded funding to the...
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CSX Transportation (CSX) has announced that longer, faster trains—and more of them—will travel along an Indiana route as early as Sept. 7.   The developments are expected to boost the capacity and efficiency of trains between Seymour...

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The Oregon Transportation Commission has approved nearly $12 million in funding for rail projects statewide.  The five rail investments are among 39 total approved multimodal non-highway projects totaling at $49,518,726 in funding, allocated through the ConnectOregon...
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More than 20 Class 1 and shortline railroad representatives, local officials and other industry stakeholders joined HiRAIL Corporation Aug. 18 for a tour of its facility and discussion with Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA). The Railway Engineering-Maintenance...
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Infrastructure and policy affecting the rail industry were discussed at an event hosted by RailWorks Track Systems at its Deer Park, Texas facility on Aug. 18 with Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX). GoRail and the National Railroad...
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Eleven projects across six states and the District of Columbia will receive grants from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to assist in the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC).   FRA awarded $25 million to the projects,...
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Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) announced Aug. 15 that the company plans to acquire Providence and Worcester Railroad Company (P&W) for $126 million at $25.00 per share. The acquisition is pending the approval of P&W shareholders...