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April 24, 2014

Speculation is flying in the wake of overnight media reports that industrial conglomerate GE is in talks to buy France’s Alstom SA for $13 billion. Business outlet Bloomberg reported late Wedne... Read more
CHICAGO – Iowa Pacific Holdings, parent of several short line railroads and Pullman Rail Journeys, is offering majority ownership of its business to a new investment group. Ed Ellis, Iowa Pacif... Read more
TORONTO, Ontario – The Toronto Transit Commission will purchase an additional ten “Toronto Rocket” subway cars from Bombardier. The purchase of the ten six-car train sets will c... Read more
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NEW YORK – Metro-North Railroad and New York City Transit are testing the performance and reliability of two solar-powered kiosks that use Metropolitan Transportation Authority “Subwa... Read more
LOS ANGELES – In honor of Los Angeles Union Station’s 75th Anniversary, Los Angles Metro and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in cooperation with the family of Ward Ki... Read more
ALNA, Maine – For those who have ever wanted to pound spikes, lay down rail and dig ballast, Maine's Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway is offering the opportunity. On Friday, April ... Read more
Berea OH CSX 989 E Stack with NS 6995 with W Man April 23 2014 Bohi Photo1
ST. JOSEPH, Ind. – CSX loaded coal train T91217 derailed twelve hopper cars around 12:20 p.m. April 22 at St. Joseph, blocking both main tracks on the busy former Baltimore & Ohio Garre... Read more
BOSTON – Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority riders will soon have a better idea of where they're going and where they've been with updated maps and a smart-phone tracking app. The Bosto... Read more
COLOGNE, Germany – Railroad Development Corp. has named Hans Leister to the new position of managing director passenger services – Europe. RDC is the major shareholder of Hamburg... Read more
CALGARY, Alberta – Railroads and tank car builders seem pleased with the news that Canada will phase out the oldest DOT-111 tank cars by 2017. Just hours after the transportation minister made ... Read more
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Las Vegas X Train Holdings will operate Santa Fe Southern excursion trains under a new contract between the two companies. The trains will operate 18 miles between Santa F... Read more
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia Beach has agreed to general terms for a state grant of $155 million for a light-rail extension into the city. The state and the Virginia Beach City Council st... Read more
SPENCER, N.C. – One of the most famous and iconic diesel locomotives ever built, the stainless steel Burlington Route E5 No. 9911a “Silver Pilot” from the collection of the Illinois ... Read more
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