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April 23, 2014

Metro North Michael T Burkhart
NEW YORK – A new Metro-North directive would require the railroad’s engineers to be evaluated for sleep apnea. The directive comes in the wake of a National Transportation Safety Boa... Read more
MOUNT DORA, Fla. – The Orange Blossom Cannonball will once again stop at Mount Dora with the Tavares, Eustis & Gulf Railroad returning service to the town in May. Gulf excursions are r... Read more
ELBE, Wash. - Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad is moving its May SteamFest to July to coincide with the grand opening of a new logging railroad museum. In a message on the railroad’s website, Mt. Ra... Read more
CHICAGO – While America's railroads and industries are still begging for tank cars, freight car makers are reporting a simultaneous surge in demand for covered hoppers. Eric Crawford, a UBS rai... Read more
MINNEAPOLIS – Planners of the Twin Cities’ controversial Southwest Light Rail project sent Minneapolis a different design for tunnels than the one approved by metro leaders, delaying the c... Read more
NS Schmidt
NORFOLK, VA. – Norfolk Southern reported first-quarter net income of $368 million, or $1.17 per diluted share, compared with $450 million, or $1.41 per diluted share, earned in the same period o... Read more
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association is furthering it efforts to find a new president by hiring an executive search firm. The association confirmed on W... Read more
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – A top U.S. veterans’ organization is getting a boost with a donation from Union Pacific. On Monday, the railroad made a $150,000 donation to the Wounded Warrior Proje... Read more
OTTAWA, Ontario - Canada's Transport Minister says the government will require railroads that carry crude oil to phase out the oldest DOT-111 tank cars by 2017. At the same time, the government will a... Read more
CN - Jeff Robertson
DULUTH, Minn. – Canadian National is planning to double-track its former Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Steelton Hill line in the west end of Duluth. The line was part of the Missabe&rsq... Read more
STEARNS, Ky. – Wasatch Railroad Contractors has entered into an agreement with the owner of Stearns-based Kentucky & Tennessee Railroad and the Big South Fork Scenic Railway, the McCrea... Read more
OTTAWA, Ontario – Canada’s Transportation Minister says her government is introducing “concrete measures” that stiffen Canada’s oversight of railroads and hazardous mater... Read more
WASHINGTON, D.C. – If only regulators adopted rules, railroads kept trains on tracks, and shippers bought tank cars that could survive wrecks, National Transportation Safety Board forums would b... Read more
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