Shortline / Regional

The National Transportation Safety Board issued two safety recommendations to the Federal Railroad Administration related to five rear-end collisions in which crewmembers failed to operate their trains at the required…
When the starting point is disaster, the triumph of recovery is made all the more sweet for two Vermont shortlines. When Hurricane and then Tropical Storm Irene rode along the…
Suppliers are producing machines and developing methods to tackle unwanted vegetation. Weeds, plants and other undergrowth are Mother Nature’s little annoyances to the railroads. Vegetation management crews are constantly out…
Musket Corp. will establish a crude-oil export terminal within the Great Western Industrial Park in Colorado on a newly constructed loop track on the Great Western Railway. Due to the…
New products, methods and technologies are helping suppliers find defects before they can cause problems on a railroad. Research and development departments continue to drive advancements in rail-flaw detection technologies…
The Surface Transportation Board selected new appointees to serve on the Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council. RSTAC consists of 15 members appointed by the board's chairman. It provides a forum for…
Patriot Rail Corp. has donated its 21-mile Mississippi & Skuna Valley Railroad to Calhoun and Yalobusha counties in Mississippi.
Alaska Railroad Corporation hired Dale Wade as vice president of business development. Wade started his new position on January 3, 2012. The vice president of business development is responsible for…
Ron Bird has accepted the position of vice president of Watco Transload and Intermodal Services Development. Bird will be based in Houston, Texas, at Greens Port Industrial Park, where he…
By a margin of better than two-to-one, members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen approved a new collective bargaining agreement with the National Carriers' Conference Committee.
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