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06 January 2011

Brooklyn

MTA New York City Transit is making repairs and improvements to Brooklyn's Culver Line including the rebuilding of the viaduct structure and the renewal of its tracks, signals and switches. It will also rehabilitate the Smith-9th station and restore platforms, canopies and the historic arch at t ...
Patriot Rail Corp., a privately-held shortline and regional freight railroad holding company, has completed the acquisition of the six shortline railroads belonging to Weyerhaeuser Company. This acquisition is the largest for Patriot to date, giving it a total of 13 shortline railroads owned. ...
Improvements to the track used by the Amtrak Crescent (New York - New Orleans) service will result in a temporary schedule change from January 10 - February 17 with trains not operating between Atlanta and New Orleans Monday through Thursday of each week. Southbound Train 19 originatin ...
A pilot version of the highly anticipated CTA Train Tracker will be launched in early January via a dedicated website. Customers using desktop computers or mobile web-enabled devices, such as iPhones, BlackBerries or smartphones, will be able to access estimated arrival times for trains on all e ...
Transportation Board member Charles D. Nottingham has been designated as the agency's Vice Chairman. He succeeds Francis P. Mulvey, who most recently served as vice chairman from January 5, 2010 to January 4, 2011, and who continues to serve as a board member. The board's vice chairmanship rot ...
Bruce Wise has joined the Whitmore Group as director of railroad sales. Wise, who will oversee the global railroad operations of the 117-year-old company, was formerly vice president and general manager of Portec Rail Products, Inc.-RPM Division. Wise has more than 20 years experience ...
The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas., received a $50 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the METRORail North and Southeast Corridor Light Rail Project. This award is the culmination of multiple meetings, conference calls and conversations organized ...
Jalene Forbis joined Balfour Beatty Rail, Inc., as director of business development for the company's Rail Services Division in the West Coast and Texas regions. A fifth-generation railroader, this former Railway Industry Woman of the Year has been very active in the railway industry a ...
04 January 2011

Tom Kotnour dies at 85

Tom Kotnour, 85, of Wahpeton, N.D., died December 26, 2010 at his winter home in Mesa, Ariz. Tom was born January 29, 1925, in St. Paul, Minn. He was raised there and graduated from high school in 1943. He entered the U.S. Army in June of 1943 and left in 1946 when he started working f ...
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