First up was a $100-million
company that operates eight railroads in two countries, a firm that brought
four of its top executives to town to try to answer any question posed to them,
the Glens Falls, N.Y., Post-Star reports. Next was a train conductor from
Pennsylvania who has no funding, no equipment and no experience running an
GO Transit will be
expanding rail service on the Georgetown line to Toronto-area suburbs Kitchener-Waterloo,
Guelph and Acton, with service scheduled to begin by the end of 2011.
Stella-Jones expects more demand for its railway ties in new tracks and
upgrades as the economy improves, The Canadian Press reports. Sales of railway
ties at Stella-Jones increased 91 per cent in its third quarter to C$84.3
million, chief executive Brian McManus said.
of the Columbus and Greenville Railway line in Mississippi could have far-reaching and
long-lasting results, not just for the areas it touches directly but also for
the entire nation, the Commercial Dispatch reports. As freight volumes and fuel
costs increase, shippers will move toward rail and barge, prompting more rail
Member of Parliament Rick Norlock, Peter Delanty, Mayor of Cobourg, and Yves
Desjardins-Siciliano, General Counsel and Secretary of VIA Rail Canada,
unveiled the design for VIA's enhanced and expanded Cobourg, Ont., passenger
Representing an estimated investment of C$9 million, the
project will receive C$1 million in funding from the Government of Canada's
Economic Action Plan. This investment will provide modern, attractive
facilities for passengers, with capacity to meet potential future growth.
The following statement
was issued by Amtrak to make clear its position on the Access to the Regions'
Core (ARC) tunnel project in New Jersey: "Amtrak is not having formal
discussions with NJ TRANSIT regarding a joint tunnel project and has no plans
to purchase any NJT work related to the ARC project.
Following a week of
events launching GO Transit's first-ever Passenger Charter, GO riders in the Toronto
area are getting a chance to tell their favorite customer service stories with
the launch of the new Random Acts of GO-ness program.
Chicago transit Authority Red
Line trains traveling southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) temporarily will be unable
to stop at the Jarvis, Morse and Loyola stations from 11 p.m. Friday, November
12 until 4 a.m. Monday, November 15, due to tie renewal work. Red Line trains
traveling northbound (to Howard) are not affected.
Tom Judge, who has been
Editor of Railway Track & Structures magazine since joining Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation in July
1998, will be retiring effective Dec. 31, 2010. Managing Editor Mischa Wanek-Libman,
who has been with the publication nine years, will become Editor of RT&S.
services and engineered products company Harsco Corporation received two new
railway equipment orders in China totaling close to $11 million.