Opinion: Gulf Coast Passenger Rail project could hurt Port of Mobile, Alabama economic development

By Sean Ross, Yellowhammer; September 6, 2019 MONTGOMERY — A passenger rail service from Mobile to New Orleans sounds nice,…

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Rail car maker FreightCar to close Roanoke, Virginia factory and eliminate 200 jobs

By Jeff Sturgeon, The Roanoke Times, Richmond Times-Dispatch; July 22, 2019 Two hundred people will be rendered jobless with the…

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Fact-finding session planned in Mobile, Alabama for coastal Amtrak return

By John Sharp, AL.com; July 6, 2019 A one-way ticket price for riding on a state-supported Amtrak train similar to…

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Mobile, Alabama hesitates on backing coastal Amtrak return

By John Sharp, AL.com; June 25, 2019 Mobile city officials put the brakes Tuesday to a resolution requesting that Gov.…

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Amtrak attempting to revive Gulf Coast line more than a decade after Katrina

By Charles Watson, Fox News; June 19, 2019 GULFPORT, Miss. – Despite decreased ridership, Amtrak is actively working to revive its…

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Governor Kay Ivey says more info needed before Alabama commits money to Amtrak

By The Associated Press, Tuscaloosa News; June 9, 2019 MOBILE — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said she needs more information…

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Sunset Limited: 25th anniversary of deadliest Amtrak crash in history

Editor’s Note: Two permanent plaques commemorate the tragedy and lives lost when the Sunset Limited plunged from the Big Bayou…

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Ohio senators attempt to force Amtrak to restaff Cincinnati Union Terminal and other stations

By Cameron Knight and Hannah Sparling, Cincinnati Enquirer; July 26, 2018 Rail supporters were devastated in May when Amtrak announced…

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The Daily CSX: OmniTRAX affiliate acquires two rail lines from CSX

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 10, 2018 An OmniTRAX Inc. affiliate has acquired the Alabama & Tennessee River Railway LLC…

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Mobile, Alabama plans for new train station not a ‘slight’ at Governor Kay Ivey, officials say

By John Sharp, AL.com; July 3, 2018 About two weeks ago, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey declined to commit the state…

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Southern Rail Commission apologizes, while former member continues to attack Alabama governor

By John Sharp, AL.com; June 28, 2018 The head of the Southern Rail Commission apologized to Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Thursday…

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Alabama Governor Ivey boots rail commissioner; he slams her anew

By John Sharp, AL.com; June 27, 2018 Just a week ago, Gov. Kay Ivey declined to pledge state dollars to…

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Outspoken Southern Rail Commission member from Alabama terminated

By Neil Costes, WKRG 5 CBS; June 26, 2018 MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – A member of the Southern Rail Commission…

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Opinion: Train service just isn’t arriving at the right time for Gulf Coast

By The Editorial Board, Sun Herald; June 24, 2018 This particular iteration of proposed passenger service is not the big…

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Alabama, Mississippi Refuse Money for Amtrak Resumption

By The Associated Press, U.S. News & World Report; June 22, 2018 MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Plans to resume passenger…

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Alabama Governor Ivey: Amtrak not coming to Mobile

By Staff, WKRG CBS 5; June 21, 2018 MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) –  Alabama Governor Kay Ivey says Amtrak is not…

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The Daily CSX: Federal regulators put CSX branch line rail sale on hold

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; April 16, 2018 The Surface Transportation Board, a federal regulatory agency, has stalled…

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The Daily CSX: CSX agrees to short line spin-offs leased to OmniTRAX subsidiaries

From Railway Gazette; April 11, 2018 USA: CSX Transportation has reached agreement to sell almost 300 km of railway in…

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The Daily CSX: CSX in the process of selling two Southeast rail lines in Alabama and Georgia

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; April 6, 2018 CSX Corp. (NASDAQ: CSX) is in the process of selling…

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In a car culture, trains like ‘The Crescent’ holding on in Alabama

By Beth Thames, AL.com; April 5, 2018 I’ve always loved trains, even when they’re unpredictable. The train from Birmingham to…

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New York stops sewage trains to Alabama landfill

By Dennis Pillion, AL.com; March 12, 2018 New York City has decided to halt an operation that sent train loads…

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Sewage sludge train cars in Birmingham, Alabama to be moved after ‘death smell’ complaints

By Dennis Pillion, AL.com; March 6, 2018 Several dozen train cars loaded with what appears to be sewage sludge from…

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Alabama: Amtrak station now open at Birmingham Intermodal Facility

By Erin Edgemon, AL.com; February 1, 2018 Amtrak passengers can now catch their trains at the Birmingham Intermodal Facility on Morris…

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How I Rolled on the Crescent: New York to New Orleans by Rail

By ROBERT SIMONSON, The New York Times; November 1, 2017 Everyone I told said the same thing: “Oh, my God!…

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Norfolk Southern begins Hurricane Nate recovery in Louisiana, Mississippi

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 9, 2017 Norfolk Southern Railway has begun recovery efforts to restore service to areas affected…

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