The Romance of the Rail in West Texas

By Sterry Butcher, Texas Monthly; March 2019 It began this summer, when we slept with our windows open. The first…

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Province of Alberta scales back crude-by-rail plan, will lease 4,400 cars

By Dustin Cook, Edmonton Journal; February 19, 2019 The Alberta government will lease 4,400 rail cars to move oil out…

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New York: Will Brooklyn’s Freight Trains Get Rolling Again?

By Chris Polansky, The Bridge; February 19, 2019 On occasional moments of quiet in Brooklyn, when the sounds of honking…

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Massachusetts: Freight rail connections a foundation for economic success

By Timothy Murray, Worcester Telegram; February 17, 2019 Worcester is in the midst of a boom – you might even…

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Federal Railroad Administration issues Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements grants for 18 rail projects

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; February 11, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) last week announced the award of $56 million…

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Canadian transport minister orders all trains to use hand brakes after fatal derailment

By Brennan Doherty, The Star Calgary; February 8, 2019 CALGARY—Days after a Canadian Pacific Railway train began sliding down a…

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Teamsters Canada Applauds Order to Use Train Handbrakes on Mountain Slopes

A press release from Teamsters Canada; February 8, 2019: Calgary, Feb. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Teamsters are applauding Transport…

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Precision Crew Scheduling: What would Hunter say?

By William C. Keppen, Jr., Railway Age Magazine; February 8, 2019 I knew Hunter Harrison when he was a Burlington Northern…

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Washington: House Transportation and Infrastructure hearing highlights cost of neglecting infrastructure investments

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; February 8, 2019 The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) yesterday held its first hearing…

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‘A major challenge:’ Railway in British Columbia derailment details harsh weather challenges

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press, CTV News; February 8, 2019 CALGARY — A report by the railway company involved…

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