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News August 28, 2014
Rocla Concrete Tie Opens Manufacturing Facility in Mexico
Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc., a producer of pre-stressed concrete rail ties in the United States, has opened an expandable 30,000 square foot manufacturing facility along the Kansas City Southern de Mexico mainline in San Jose Iturbide, Mexico. Read more
DC Metro’s Silver Line Extension Receives $1.28 Billion TIFIA Loan
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) has received a $1.28 billion Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan for construction of Phase Two of the Metrorail Silver Line extension. Read more
Mitsui Rail Names Penovich President, Gerber VP Sales & Marketing
Mitsui Rail Capital, LLC (MRC) has announced the appointments of Daniel Penovich as president and Chris Gerber as vice president of sales and marketing. Read more
Bombardier Wins $44 Million Contract from Akiem
Bombardier Transportation has won a contract worth approximately US$44 million from Akiem S.A., a European locomotive leasing company, for 10 TRAXX DC locomotives. Read more
San Diego Transit System Breaks Ridership Record
The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) has announced that 95,010,550 trips were taken by passengers on MTS buses and trolleys in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, breaking the previous record of 91,641,508 set in FY 2009. Read more
Earnheart Promoted to GM PowerRail Locomotive Services
PowerRail Distribution Incorporated has promoted Adam Earnheart to general manager of PowerRail Locomotive Services, located in Monroe, Ga. Read more
Wabtec Acquires Brazilian Friction Products Manufacturer
Wabtec Corporation has announced the acquisition of Dia-Frag, a Brazilian-based manufacturer of friction products with annual sales of approximately $40 million. Read more
Short Line Safety Institute Gets Initial Federal Funding
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association has received a $250,000 grant to develop the Short Line Safety Institute. Read more
Reading & Northern Receives $10 Million Grant for New Bridge
The Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad (Reading & Northern) has been awarded a $10 million State Capital budget grant for the construction of a new railroad bridge over the Lehigh River in Carbon County, Pa. Read more
Just Published
The Fourth Quarter 2014 edition (Vol. 120, No. 4) 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 CSX, Norfolk Southern, Great Lakes Central Railroad, Kansas City Southern, R.J. Corman Railroad Companies, and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority;
  • Vital statistics on numerous newly created short lines, including East Broad Top Connecting Railroad and Wyoming Connect Railroad;
  • Key listing changes from railway industry suppliers, including Industry-Railway Suppliers, Inc., NRE, and Simmons Machine Tool Corporation & Hegenscheidt MFD Corporation;
  • New supplier listing for Diesel Electrical Equipment, Inc., which specializes in OEM repair and reconditioning, unit exchange and the sale of locomotive electrical components, and for Northern Plains Rail Services, which offers general car repair and tank car and covered hopper services at its rail car repair facilities.


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