The Daily CSX: CSX actions add to shipper woes

By Ann Warner, Railway Age Magazine; February 28, 2018 CSX’s unions are the latest in a long line of the…

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Fatal Amtrak Silver Star crash caused more damage than the past decade of South Carolina rail accidents — combined

By Thad Moore, The Post and Courier; February 28, 2018 The fatal Amtrak crash outside Columbia in early February caused…

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Ontario: Cando Rail to terminate operations on Orangeville Brampton Railway

By Jasen Obermeyer, Orangeville Citizen; February 27, 2018 Cando Rail Services Ltd. will cease its industrial and tourist operations of…

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It’s official: Batory sworn in as FRA Administrator

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; February 28, 2018 Ronald L. Batory officially became the 14th United States…

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Quebec: First train leaves Bloom Lake Iron Ore Mine

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; February 28, 2018 Quebec Iron Ore Inc. (QIO) announced last week that the first train loaded…

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Manitoba: Omnitrax Inc.’s name scratched off federal lawsuit against Churchill railway owners

By Cameron MacLean, CBC News; February 27, 2018 Omnitrax owns the Hudson Bay Railway Company, but its lawyer says the parent…

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New details revealed from fatal Cayce, South Carolina Amtrak Silver Star crash in NTSB report

By Susan Ardis And Sammy Fretwell, The State; February 28, 2018 The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a…

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Iowa Pacific in New York State: Railroad has new freight contract, eye on more Tahawus business

By Don Lehman, The Post Star; February 27, 2018 Saratoga & North Creek Railway has secured its first long-term contract…

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Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau urges railways to ‘redouble’ efforts as new transport bill works through committee

By Alex MacPherson, Saskatoon StarPhoenix; February 27, 2018 Darin Egert and his brother Curtis planned to haul 10,000 bushels of…

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UK: This is how a direct train service between Cleethorpes and London could work

By Patrick Daly, Grimsby Telegraph; February 28, 2018 Grand Central Rail boss Richard McClean tells Parliamentary Correspondent Patrick Daly why…

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Getting There on All Aboard Florida: First profitable passenger railroad goes forward

By Jim Cameron, Connecticut Post; February 27, 2018 There has not been a profitable passenger railroad in the United States.…

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Texas: Fort Worth Transportation Authority reveals new look, new name

By Miranda Wilcox, Community Impact Newspaper; February 26, 2018 Late Monday afternoon, the Fort Worth Transportation Authority launched a rebranding…

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Stadler is building 10 Goldleaf carriages for Rocky Mountaineer

By Ferry Lissenberg, Rail Color News; February 25, 2018 Stadler Rail is building 10 new double deck glass domed carriages…

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All Aboard Florida: West Palm to install markers at 13 Brightline crossings for safety

By Jennifer Sorentrue, Staff Writer, Palm Beach Post; February 23, 2018 WEST PALM BEACH — Thirteen rail crossings that were…

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Ontario: Groceries on the GO: Loblaw introduces new e-commerce convenience with Metrolinx partnership

A press release from Loblaw Companies Limited: BRAMPTON, ON, Feb. 26, 2018 /CNW/ – Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX:L, “Loblaw”) is…

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Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority Board OKs three-week summer pilot passenger runs for Rockland

By Stephen Betts, Village Soup – Knox; February 26, 2018 Portland — The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority Board…

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Operation Lifesaver Canada aims to reduce train vs. snowmobile accidents

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Editor, RT&S Magazine; February 23, 2018 Virtually, all incidents involving winter recreation vehicles and trains can be avoided…

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Washington, DC considers plan to replace streetcar fleet, still has no plans to make riders pay

By Max Smith, WTOP; February 26, 2018 WASHINGTON — Only two years after the D.C. Streetcar launched, the District is…

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SagaRail launches its first passenger services in Sweden

By Keith Barrow, International Railway Journal; February 23, 2018 SWEDISH open-access passenger operator SagaRail launched its inaugural commercial services on…

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France Unveils Plan to Make Railway Company More Competitive

By The Associated Press, U.S. News & World Report; February 26, 2018 PARIS (AP) — French Prime minister Edouard Philippe…

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