Latest Rail News

When the strip mall along Davenport, Iowa's East River Drive and west of Mound Street came down in March, a new view opened up, and many people noticed for the first time the tall wooden railroad trestle behind the property, the Quad Cities Times reports. The trestle is the only one like it in the Quad-Cities - possibly the only one like it in Iowa or Illinois - and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a "contributing structure" within the Village of East Davenport's historic designation.

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Spectrum Infrared, a division of A.D.S., said that CN is utilizing its 5-hp railroad track switch heaters at Victoria Bridge over the St. Lawrence River to ensure that the rail switches operate reliably and efficiently during the upcoming winter. CN's Victoria Bridge carries both rail and road traffic, with rails in the middle and roadways on both sides. The bridge links CN's Montreal operations with its network in southeastern Quebec and Atlantic Canada.

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Just over four years after the first front loader of dirt was turned, the 28-mile, 20-station, $1.8-billion Green Line will be complete on December 6, when it opens 24 miles and 15 stations, creating new light rail connections for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) customers from Pleasant Grove in the southeast to Farmers Branch and Carrollton in the northwest. This is the longest single-day opening of electric light rail in the United States since 1990.

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The City of New Bedford and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) have set up an informal design competition for a new station off Route 18 to be known as Whale's Tooth. The multi-modal station will be built as part of the South Coast Rail project and may host a new local and intercity bus terminal. Mayor Scott W. Lang and Kristina Egan, Director of South Coast Rail, MassDOT, made the announcement in New Bedford City Hall.

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Norfolk Southern Corporation has issued its third annual sustainability report, available for the first time exclusively on the company's environmental website, Footprints, at footprints.nscorp.com. The 2010 sustainability report describes Norfolk Southern's plans to achieve its new greenhouse gas emission reduction goal and tracks initiatives in responsible economic, environmental, and social performance.

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Hampton Roads Transit, the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation and the Williamsburg Area Transit Authority invite the public to two meetings on the region's long-range transit vision plan.

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The Canada Line in Vancouver, B.C., will undergo guideway maintenance on the nights of Sunday, Nov. 21, Monday, Nov. 22 and Tuesday, Nov. 23 from 11:30 p.m. until the close of service.


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FreightCar America, Inc., would begin production of 162 heavy-duty steel ballast cars for an undisclosed customer within a few months. This is a specialty car type with which FreightCar America has had significant experience since 2007. The 110-ton capacity cars feature automatic doors with a remote control and solar-powered activation system. This provides for additional productivity and operator safety during the unloading process.


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Construction by the Central Corridor Project in the Twin Cities is anticipated to begin in the next week for the West Bank. While the area has already seen construction near Washington and Cedar Avenue by utility companies preparing for Central Corridor, during the week of November 22, official Central Corridor Project construction will begin.

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Washington, D.C., Metro will temporarily close the L'Enfant Plaza Metrorail station entrance at 9th and D Sts., S.W., Nov. 26 through Dec. 8, due to a rehabilitation project in the promenade area adjacent to the station entrance. The entrance at 9th and D Sts. will reopen on Dec. 9. 

The entrances at 7th St. and Maryland Ave, S.W. and 7th and D St. S.W. will remain open. 




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