Latest Rail News

If a seaport were built on dry land, it would look a lot like Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad's new Memphis intermodal facility, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports. Giant cranes loom over vast expanses of tracks, roads and parking, soon to be piled high with oceangoing shipping containers.

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Starting Sept. 4, at 9:30 p.m., until closing (midnight) on Sept. 7, Metro will undertake a complete track overhaul on the Blue and Yellow lines that will close the Pentagon City, Crystal City and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Metrorail stations. Customers using the Blue and Yellow lines should add 45 minutes to their travel plans to transfer to a free shuttle bus to get past the affected work area.

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An area that had emanated objectionable odors could produce the sweet smell of commercial success along Bill Carruth Parkway, according to the Times-Georgian in Carrolton, Ga. Paulding's Board of Commissioners voted last week to transfer about 130 acres formerly used as sewage treatment plant spray fields to the Paulding County Industrial Building Authority, which will plan, design, construct and market an industrial park. The site across from the Water System building on the parkway is served by rail, and "rail spur projects have done well," said Blake Swafford, director of both the IBA and Paulding County Regional Airport.

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Colo Railroad Builders has been awarded contracts to surface approximately 100 miles of track on two WATCO Transportation Services railroads, South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad (SKOL) and Yellowstone Valley Railroad (YSVR). According to the company, the SKOL and YSVR selected Colo to execute i ...
The governments of Canada and Quebec gave the green light to the rehabilitation and development of the Outremont rail yards in Montreal. The total estimate of the project is C$120 million (US$117,016,080). The Government of Canada has earmarked up to C$30 million (US$29,254,020) for the project ...
The Port of Long Beach will host a series of public meetings to solicit community input on plans to expand a staging area for double-stack trains. The staging yard is in the vicinity of 9th Street and Pier B Avenue. The goal of the expansion is to increase the on-dock rail usage in the harbor. ...

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board denied a petition filed by The Regional Answer To Canadian National (TRAC) coalition last week, local newspapers report. The TRAC petition was in response to Canadian National's recent request for track rights exemptions to allow the company to change the flow of freight train traffic on 17 Chicago area rail lines, including the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railroad.

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The Vermont Agency of Transportation and the New England Central Railroad are seeking $52 million in federal funds to boost the speed of Amtrak's Vermonter intercity passenger service and increase NECR's capacity for heavier freight carloads. If awarded the gran ...

L.B. Foster Company has been awarded a $3.9-million transit rail products stimulus-funded contract for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Fern Rock Yard Track Renewal Project. New York City-based contractor Railworks Track Systems, Inc. is replacing track and contact rail installations dating from 1928 in Philadelphia's Fern Rock Yard with a wide range of transit products sourced from L.B. Foster.

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Utah Transit Authority will begin major earthwork activities in the I-80 corridor in preparation for laying new rail on the Airport TRAX line. The new line will extend TRAX service from downtown Salt Lake City to Salt Lake International Airport.


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