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News October 30, 2014
L.B. Foster to Acquire Railroad Tuning Unit
L.B. Foster Company has agreed to acquire FWO, the railroad tuning unit of Balfour Beatty Rail GmbH. Read more
CP Outlines Steps Taken to Boost U.S. Rail Service
CP says it is well-prepared to accommodate expected increases in traffic volumes and peaks that may occur this fall. Read more
Canaveral Port Authority Seeks Rail Extension
The Canaveral Port Authority is seeking government clearance to build and operate about 11 miles of new rail line to Port Canaveral in Brevard County, Florida. Read more
Sampson Picked for Key Safety Institute Role
Seasoned railroad executive JR Sampson has been chosen to serve as coordinator to help launch the Short Line Safety Institute. Read more
MTA’s NY City Subway System Breaks Ridership Records
Ridership on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Subway system broke the previous single-day ridership record five times in the month of September. Read more
Fairmount Santrol Purchases Second Railserve LEAF® Gen-Set Locomotive
Fairmount Santrol, a provider of sand and sand-based products, has deployed a Railserve LEAF® Gen-Set locomotive at its resin-coating plants in Roff, Okla. Read more
MBTA Recommends CNR MA Build New Orange & Red Line Subway Cars
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced that the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has chosen CNR MA of China as the recommended company to manufacture and deliver 248 new subway cars for the Orange and Red Lines, with an option to purchase an additional 58 Red Line cars. Read more
Chicago’s Englewood Flyover Open to Rail Traffic
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn joined federal, state and local officials to celebrate the opening of the $142 million Englewood flyover, a major railroad bridge that has eliminated a significant source of train delays on the south side of Chicago. Read more
Wabtec Reports Record Third Quarter Results
Wabtec Corporation has reported record results for the 2014 third quarter, including earnings per diluted share (EPS) of 93 cents, an increase of 22 percent over the 2013 third quarter. Read more
 
Just Published
The Fourth Quarter 2014 edition of The Official Railway Guide (Vol. 147, No. 4) has been sent to subscribers. Highlights of the latest issue include:



  • Coal/Lumber Connections, exclusive to this issue.
  • Extensive updates on many of the 30 regional railroad maps.
  • New listings for Eastside Freight Service, LLC; Blue Ridge Southern, L.L.C.; and East Broad Top Connecting Railroad.
  • Updated contacts at numerous Class I, II and III freight railroads, rail industry associations, and agencies and commissions.


 

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