Steve Weber has been
named Vice President of Engineering for Nordco, Inc., where he will focus on the
development of new products. Weber's extensive experience includes both
development of new product lines and maintenance of existing products. His most
recent position prior to joining Nordco was in the outdoor power equipment
Labrador Iron Mines
Holdings Limited has signed a Rail Co-operation Agreement with New Millennium
Capital Corp. regarding the reconstruction of the "Timmins Extension"
rail spur line that will run from the TSH Railroad main rail line near
Schefferville, Quebec, approximately 2.5 miles to LIM's planned processing
center at Silver Yards and on a further approximately 13 miles to NML's planned
processing center at the Timmins mining area.
On Oct. 26, Secretary Ray
LaHood convened the first meeting of a newly created U.S. Department of
Transportation Safety Council formed to tackle critical transportation safety
issues facing the department's 10 operating administrations.
Front Royal, Va.,
Councilman N. Shae Parker verbally blasted representatives of Norfolk Southern over
the firm's proposal that will involve the use of explosives for a construction
project, according to local newspapers. The railroad is offering to pay Front Royal $160,000 in exchange for
vacation of a portion of Depot Avenue and the acquisition of a temporary
construction easement on a 100-foot wide strip of town property.
The South Shore in
northwest Indiana is alerting passengers to the last in a series of planned
temporary weekend construction outages. The fifth and final 2009 weekend outage
is scheduled for October 31 - November 2, 2009. South Shore trains will not operate in either direction between
South Bend and Gary Metro Center beginning 2:30 a.m. Saturday, October 31, thru
3:00 a.m. Monday, November 2.
and Norfolk Southern introduced Gulf Coast Flyer, a rail service for
the safe transport of chemicals between the Union Pacific-served southern Texas
and Louisiana regions and Norfolk Southern destinations across the northeastern
and southeastern United States.
RailComm has been selected
to provide a wireless remote control yard system at CSX Transportation's
Willard Yard in Ohio. The proposed control system will interface to the existing
control and communications network. Existing field devices and communications
will be utilized and interfaced to the new central control system.
The Mayors' Council
on Regional Transportation in Vancouver, B.C., has approved a transportation
plan ‘supplement' that will generate $130 million in new annual revenue,
allowing TransLink to maintain road and transit operations at current levels. The
decision will put further expansion of the transportation system on hold for
the time being.
Major signal and switch
modernization work being performed in Valley Stream by the MTA Long Island Rail
Road progressed on schedule, and the LIRR had a normal morning rush hour on October
26. On Oct. 25, the LIRR posted a video update on Facebook and YouTube that
illustrates the behind-the-scenes efforts undertaken by LIRR employees this
weekend to modernize the LIRR.
freight-railroad operators are pressing the White House to scale back proposed
rules that would mandate billions in new safety hardware to prevent collisions,
warning that the financial burden could lead to cuts in passenger-train service
instead of the expansion President Barack Obama wants, reports the Wall Street