Latest Rail News

Maine's Governor Baldacci has created a task force to look into saving railroad services in Aroostook County, local media report. Earlier this week, Maine lawmakers approved a bond measure that sets aside $7,000,000 to purchase and preserve about 240 miles of track in Northern Maine.

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There is a big difference between an important letter mislaid or lost (with apologies to Canada Post) and a letter that is deliberately destroyed, according to an editorial in Ontario's North Bay Nugget. There is always hope that the lost letter will turn up somewhere, at some time. The destroyed letter is gone forever unless someone made a copy.

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Construction on the Belmont Road underpass in Downers Grove, Ill., will resume in June with a two-week closure of the street, according to the Downers Grove Reporter.

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Warning signals and gates are expected to be guarding Annandale's increasingly busy South Poplar Lane railroad crossing within a year, The Annadale Advocate reports. The Annandale City Council approved an agreement with the Canadian Pacific Railway and the state of Minnesota to install the system at its regular meeting.

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Officials say rust gathering on Norfolk, Va., Light Rail tracks is not a problem, local media report. The sight is concerning some people, especially since Norfolk's Light Rail project is over budget and behind schedule.

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On Saturday, April 24, and Sunday, April 25, regular Metrolink San Bernardino Line weekend service will be replaced by a temporary schedule for the installation of the pedestrian underpass at Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., station.

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The Northwest Maintenance Railway Club named Tom Swalboski of Stanley Railroad Product its Supplier of the Year for 2010. In naming Swalboski the third recipient of this annual award, NWMRC stated "Tom exemplifies a commitment to the railroad industry and has been an active member of the NWMRC for more than15 years."


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Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), the senior Northeastern Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Congressman Jose Serrano and Councilman Michael Nelson for the City's unveiling of the its new comprehensive waterfront plan.

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Saskatchewan shortline railways, which primarily serve grain producers, will receive C$500,000 for this year's infrastructure grants to assist them with projects such as track maintenance, railway tie replacements and bridge repairs.

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Engineering firm Stantec is designing a new signaling system for a portion of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system in Dallas, Texas. The new system is part of the construction of the new Lake Highland station along the light rail's Blue Line between downtown Dallas and Garland.

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