March issue: Unique at-grade rail crossing in NYC provides access to recreation

With 330 acres of public parkland  located between Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx, Randall’s Island Park is one of New York City’s main recreational hubs, drawing more than 3 million visitors annually.

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Late recap: Amtrak might be able to sue freight carriers for delays; short liner receives CRISI grant

A measure working its way through a Senate committee would allow Amtrak to sue freight railroad companies for delays.

Norfolk Southern debuts autonomous track inspection technology mounted on locomotive

Norfolk Southern announced that it has achieved a breakthrough in track inspection technology that will enhance railroad safety and operating efficiencies.

With blockades stopping, Canadian National begins recovery effort

Canadian National announced on March 3 that, in the absence of significant illegal blockades on its network over the last four days, it has started calling back most of the temporarily laid

Watch video: Rotary snowplow clears 140-year-old railroad track

To help celebrate the 140th anniversary of when the Cumbres & Toltec railroad track opened in Colorado, a rotary snowplow was used for the first time in two decades. The snowplow ripped

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Train carrying propane derails in Plainville, Conn.

A train carrying propane has derailed in Plainville, Conn. The train went off the tracks at the intersection of Russell Avenue and Roosevelt Street, which is near the sight of a train

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Proposed trail connection is too close for comfort for Norfolk Southern

Manor Township, Pa., believes it can work with Norfolk Southern. Officials want to connect two recreational trails, but the more preferred option runs along Norfolk Southern tracks, and the Class 1 railroad

Bells & Whistles—2/28/20

Railroad companies might have to deal with another wet spring. Atlanta board passes plan that includes $11 billion for rail transit. Judge removes himself from Purple Line case. Amtrak decides to repair

CSX train carrying crude oil derails in East Chicago, Ind.

In East Chicago, Ind., a CSX train carrying crude oil has derailed and hazmat crews are on the scene checking for leaks. 


CSX work at rail crossings jams up Tampa traffic

CSX may not be sticking to its own schedules in the city of Tampa. The Class 1 railroad company has been doing rail maintenance this week, and roads where the activity has