Surface Transportation Board


STB Grants approval for Watco acquisitions in Wisconsin and Michigan

The Surface Transportation Board issued a decision granting approval for exemptions sought by Watco Holdings, Inc., and two of its subsidiaries (collectively, Watco) in the acquisition of approximately 652 miles of rail line in Wisconsin and Michigan from Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WCL), which is controlled by Canadian National Railway Company.

Rail Group On Air: Merger talk with MidRail LLC Chairman Gil Lamphere

MidRail LLC Chairman Gil Lamphere offers his views on the competition between Canadian Pacific and CN to acquire Kansas City Southern, discussing the details of voting trusts and the role of the Surface Transportation Board, and other railroad merger-related issues, with Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono.

Bells & Whistles—2/21/20

Blockades continue to be a problem for many on Canadian rail. Canadian National train derails in Ontario, Canada. Group wants STB to help with Union Pacific deal. Canada to lift speed restrictions

Bells & Whistles—Episode 12

What were the top news stories RT&S was following the week ending Oct. 11. Watch the latest Bells & Whistles by clicking here. For the latest news, go to