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Norfolk Southern Is Sending Their Hazmat Safety Train Over The Road

Norfolk Southern has rolled out a new educational train and website to help first responders across its network respond to potential rail-related incidents. The train and website are part of NS’ Operation Awareness & Response (OAR) program and was launched in 2015 to strengthen relationships with local first responders by providing classroom, web-based, and field […]

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$36 Million For Rail Projects In Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission approved $36 million for 31 rail projects throughout the state over the next five years. The funding will cover 15 projects through the Rail Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) and 16 projects through the Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP). RTAP is a capital budget grant program funded with bonds and RFAP […]

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Norfolk Southern’s SD70ACU

Norfolk Southern has released the first two of its rebuilt SD70ACU locomotives. The program, which began in 2015, is the latest for the railroad to upgrade older and less reliable locomotives in its fleet. The program draws from the 100 former Union Pacific SD9043MACs acquired second hand from EMD. The rebuild program features a complete […]

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Norfolk Southern’s Shrinking From 3 Operating Regions To 2

In case you hadn’t heard, Norfolk Southern is consolidating it system from 3 to 2 operating regions (a Northern Region and a Southern Region) effective March 15. The Northern Region will include the Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Dearborn, Lake and Illinois divisions and the Southern Region will include the Piedmont, Alabama, Georgia, Central and Pocahontas divisions. Greg […]

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J.B. Hunt…. Moving To Taylor Yard?

Although this is still speculation to me at this point, I got this information from a very reliable source (a high-ranking NS employee) that J.B. Hunt Trucking has indeed purchased land adjacent to the Taylor Yard in Taylor, Pa.. Assuming that this information is true then I don’t have to explain what that means. Down […]

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CSX Joins Nasdaq-100 Index

A CSX GP30 Slug unit rests in CSX’s Hagerstown (formerly Western Maryland’s Jamison) Yard. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., — February 22, 2016 – This morning as of market open, CSX (Nasdaq: CSX) became a component of the Nasdaq-100 Index® (Nasdaq:NDX), the world’s preeminent large-cap growth index. The Nasdaq-100 Index is composed of the 100 largest non-financial stocks […]

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CSX To Streamline Mechanical Operations At 16 Locations

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – February 12, 2016 – As part of CSX’s (Nasdaq: CSX) ongoing commitment to driving network improvement and resource efficiency to match demand, the company is streamlining operations at 16 lower-volume mechanical facilities. Operations will be reduced at car shops in Montgomery, Alabama; Washington, D.C.; Baldwin, Florida; Evansville and Indianapolis, Indiana; New Orleans, […]

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Maine Eastern’s FL9s #488 And #489 Are Back In New Jersey

Morristown & Erie-operated Maine Eastern ceased tourist/passenger operations on the former Maine Central Rockland Branch effective December 31, 2015. On January 1, 2016 the Central Maine & Quebec Railway assumed operations sans the tourist/passenger part of things. Morristown and Erie Railroad brought their EMD FL9s back to NJ. These are ex-New Haven, ex-Amtrak and two of the […]

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Railroads Say They Won’t Meet The PTC Deadline

A Norfolk Southern intermodal train highballs past the “diverging clear” signal along the tracks near Harrisburg, Pa.. Norfolk Southern, Canadian National and CSX Transportation say they won’t be ready with PTC until 2020. By Joan Lowy (Associated Press) WASHINGTON – Three of the biggest freight railroads operating in the U.S. have told the government they […]

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Rail Link Could Revive Maine Shipping Port

By Tom Bell (Associated Press) PORTLAND, Maine – Freight trains are rolling through New England carrying the first-ever shipping containers loaded on the Portland waterfront. The new train service is the product of years of planning and millions in public and private investment, with the goal of connecting this once-thriving port by rail with freight […]

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