short line railroad

BNSF names Arizona & California Railroad ‘Shortline of the Year’

BNSF Railway Co. (BNSF) announced Arizona & California Railroad (ARZC) as its 2019 “Shortline of the Year” during its annual Shortline Conference.

Watch: Video of crews replacing 123-year-old Wisconsin rail bridge in one day

Rigging & Crane and Kraemer North America replaced a 123-year-old, 95-ton bridge over the Yahara River just outside of Madison, Wis. To see the video, click here. For the latest news, go

Bells & Whistles—Episode 15: A visit with a short-liner

This week’s episode of Bells & Whistles features RT&S Editor-in-Chief Bill Wilson’s recent visit with the California Northern Railroad Co.

intermodal rail

After verbal fallout, Union Pacific cancels industry-first fine system

Union Pacific’s tough talk did not last very long in the ring.

Norfolk Southern

Norfolk Southern cuts payroll at two locomotive shops, blames drop in demand for machine repair

Norfolk Southern furloughed approximately 130 locomotive shop workers, ranging from electricians to boilermakers, in Roanoke, Va. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union representative Shannon Spotswood does not think the workers released on

Over $244M in grant money available for freight, passenger rail

The U.S. DOT’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program. The NOFO includes more than $244 million

Rail traffic continues downward trend

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending July 27, 2019. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 534,498 carloads and intermodal units,

Union Pacific’s new reservation system set to kick in with fines

You have 24 hours. That’s it. With precision scheduled railroading now in the driver’s seat, Union Pacific is cracking down on customers who take longer than 24 hours to remove containers at

Chicago aims for control of old Chicago Terminal Railroad tracks

The city of Chicago is approaching its goal of controlling abandoned railroad tracks that span through Goose Island, according to Chicago Tribune reporting.

Hardesty & Hanover taps Farmer to lead freight rail

Hardesty & Hanover (H&H) has added Bret Farmer, PE, as the firm’s new national director of Freight Rail.