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News May 19, 2016
Ottensmeyer Named KCS President & CEO
Kansas City Southern (KCS) has announced that Patrick J. Ottensmeyer will succeed David L. Starling as chief executive officer, effective July 1, 2016. Read more
OmniTRAX Affiliate Purchases Heart of Texas Railroad
A managed affiliate of OmniTRAX, Inc. is purchasing the Heart of Texas Railroad (HTR) from private local investors. Read more
BNSF’s Fox Retiring, Freeman Named EVP Operations
BNSF Railway has announced that Dave Freeman will succeed Greg Fox as executive vice president operations, effective June 1. Read more
Groundbreaking Held for Denver’s Southeast Light Rail Extension
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) celebrated the groundbreaking of the Denver area’s Regional Transportation District’s (RTD) Southeast Rail Extension Project. Read more
BNSF Logistics Subsidiary Opens in Monterrey
BNSF Logistics, LLC has opened a new subsidiary, BNSF Railway Servicios de Logistica, in Monterrey, Mexico. Read more
Rocky Mountaineer Upgrading Fleet with Stadler Railcars
Under an agreement between Rocky Mountaineer and Stadler, Rocky Mountaineer will see the addition of 10 new custom made GoldLeaf railcars as part of the largest capital investment in its 26-year history. Read more
Caltrain Ridership Increases for 2016
Caltrain, the provider of commuter rail service in the San Francisco Area, has reported that the annual onboard ridership count for 2016 has reached an all-time high, with average weekday ridership (AWR) at 62,416 passengers, an increase of 7.2 percent over 2015. Read more
Metro-North Railroad Acquiring Ensco Track Inspection Vehicle
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) Metro-North Railroad has announced that it will enter into a contract with Ensco Inc. to design, build and deliver an advanced track inspection vehicle. Read more
BART Approves Purchase of Dampers to Reduce Track Noise
The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Board of Directors has approved the purchase of more than 4,000 custom made rail dampers to help cut the noise level on 3,000 feet of track between Glen Park and Daly City and 840 feet of track near the West Oakland Station. Read more
Just Published
The Third Quarter 2016 edition (Vol. 122, No. 3) of The Pocket List will be shipped soon to subscribers in print and digital formats. Highlights include:
  • Major updates for executive and purchasing contacts at Albany Port RR. Corp., CSX Transportation Inc., The Delta Southern Railroad Inc., Norfolk Southern Corporation, Paducah & Louisville Rwy., Inc., Long Island R.R. Co., and New Jersey Transit Rail Operations, Inc.;
  • Vital statistics on numerous newly created short lines, including Olympia & Belmore Railroad, Inc. and West Belt Railway LLC;
  • Key listing changes from railway industry suppliers, including FreightCar America, Inc., Haynes Corporation, and Transco Railway Products Inc.;
  • New supplier listing for NRE, which provides new and remanufactured locomotives, locomotive leasing, propulsion and control products, field services, remanufactured engines and electrical rotating equipment. 

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