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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What will drive change over the next decade? Railroading’s future leaders share their ideas

By Staff, Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 2019 Progressive Railroading recently asked the honorees of the 2019 Rising Star Awards what…

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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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Federal Railroad Administration releases draft environmental documents for Long Bridge project in Virginia

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 6, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the District of Columbia Department of Transportation…

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Workin’ on the railroad—man or machine?

By David C. Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; September 3, 2019 Since shortly after World War II, the number of…

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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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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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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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South Dakota Department Of Transportation to sell all state-owned rail lines

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 22, 2019 The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will issue an invitation for proposals…

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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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Dutch to increase train frequency with 2020 timetable

By Quintus Vosman, International Railway Journal; August 20, 2019 DUTCH infrastructure manager Prorail has completed the planning for the 2020…

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

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; August 16, 2019 The U.S. DOT’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued a Notice…

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Rail safety advocates renew push for Positive Train Control

By Sam Mintz, Politico Morning Transportation; August 20, 2019 — Fifty years after a fatal train crash in Connecticut,which led…

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Why Trump Should Stop the Reregulation of Freight Rail

A Commentary By Stephen Moore, Rasmussen Reports; August 20, 2019 Recently, two major railroad operators, CSX and Union Pacific, reported…

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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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What hath God wrought

From The Photo News; August 8, 2019 What hath God wrought Monroe Town Historian James Nelson provided the following excerpt…

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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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