OP-ED: Cape Breton, Nova Scotia’s rail line in danger of being dismantled

By Ted Bartlett, Cape Breton Post; September 10, 2019 Possibility provincial government not planning to renew subsidy beyond current fiscal…

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Rail agency blames Station Square derailment on broken rail, inspector oversights

By Bob Bauder, Staff Writer, Tribune-Review; September 6, 2019 An inspector for a Kansas-based company committed “serious oversights” in Pittsburgh…

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Editorial: Roanoke, Virginia shouldn’t be sentimental about Norfolk Southern; it’s not sentimental about us

By The Editorial Board, The Roanoke Times; September 6, 2019 Norfolk Southern has furloughed 130 employees in Roanoke and one…

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Surface Transportation Board Takes ‘Bye’ on Fuel Surcharge Case

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; September 3, 2019 Imagine Surface Transportation Board (STB) members…

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Lack of Freight Trains in Wisconsin Damaging Roads?

By Rob Mentzer, Wisconsin Public Radio; September 3, 2019 Wisconsin’s Northwoods needs more freight trains. That was the message of…

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Canadian National Railway Announces Strategic Acquisition from CSX in the State of New York

A press release from CN; August 29, 2019: CN to acquire Massena Rail Line MONTREAL, Aug. 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)…

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First State Investments to Acquire Patriot Rail and Ports

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; August 27, 2019 Global infrastructure investor First State Investments (FSI) has reached an agreement…

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Manitoba: Railway ‘back on track,’ poised for northern gain, say advocates

By Eric Westhaver, Flin Flon Reminder; August 26, 2019 Hope, change and making money – that was the general feeling…

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Railroad on Virginia’s Eastern Shore: next steps include sale of yard

By Carol Vaughn, Salisbury Daily Times; August 22, 2019 Railroad operators on Virginia’s Eastern Shore are moving forward with plans for…

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Canada to fund rehab of Gaspesie railway link

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 28, 2019 Infrastructure Canada announced this week that it will spend CA$45.8 million to rehabilitate…

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Alvin “Pete” Carpenter: 1942-2019: Led CSX through a pivotal time of change and onto a solid financial track

By Sandy Strickland, The Florida Times-Union; August 23, 2019 Alvin “Pete” Carpenter, who rose from railroad brakeman to the president…

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Northern Michigan railroad tracks receive upgrade

By Dan Nielsen, Traverse City Record Eagle; August 21, 2019 TRAVERSE CITY — A five-month-long project is chugging along the…

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Court rejects rail shippers class formation request; senators press for rail reform

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; August 20, 2019 Rail shippers saw federal action in recent weeks on some long-standing issues…

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RailUSA Names Barbara Wilson President and CFO

A press release from RailUSA; August 20, 2019: Promotes Charles Hankerson to VP of Operations, and David Pope to GM…

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New York State, Adirondack Council oppose effort to stall Tahawus rail case

By Don Lehman, The Post Star; August 19, 2019 The state and Adirondack Council have asked the federal government to…

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Federal ruling on freight train crew size has states and unions up in arms

By David Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; August 16, 2019 On May 29 of this year, the Federal Railroad Administration…

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Storm winds blow trains off tracks in Kansas

By Staff, The Hays Post; August 18, 2019 WALTON, Kan. — Strong winds from a line of thunderstorms blew over…

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Canadian National and CSX Announce New Intermodal Service Offering

A press release from Canadian National Railway; August 8, 2019: MONTREAL, Aug. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CN (TSX: CNR)…

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Manitoba: Efforts being made to repair rail line between Hudson Bay and Tisdale

By Angie Rolheiser, Northeast Now; August 7, 2019 Discussions are underway between the Hudson Bay Route Association (HBRA) and Canadian…

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Kentucky: ‘Miners must be paid.’ Feds seek to bar shipment of coal from bankrupt Blackjewel.

By Bill Estep and Will Wright, Lexington Herald Leader; August 6, 2019 Federal officials have asked a judge to block…

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BRX Purchases Pioneer Railcorp

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; August 2, 2019 Related Fund Management, Brookhaven Rail Partners and Stephens Capital Partners LLC…

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George H.W. Bush Funeral Train Story ‘Uniting America: The President’s Final Journey’ to air on Discovery Channel

A press release from Union Pacific Railroad; August 1, 2019: The story of George H.W. Bush’s funeral train “Uniting America:…

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Manitoba/Hudson Bay Railway: High gas prices spark Churchill, Arctic Gateway clash

By Dylan Robertson, Winnipeg Free Press; July 31, 2019 OTTAWA — The Town of Churchill is accusing the new owners of…

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Big Fire? Look Out, Here Comes the Train!

By John McKay, Newstalk 870 AM KFLD; July 30, 2019 Some of you may have heard of these firefighting trains,…

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Washington, D.C.: MARC, VRE say on-time performance has dropped, cite increase in CSX trains as one factor

By Luz Lazo, The Washington Post; July 27, 2019 An increase in CSX freight trains operating in the Washington region…

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