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News January 22, 2015
CSX Reports Record Results
CSX Corporation has reported record increases for revenue, operating income, net earnings and earnings per share for both its fourth quarter and 2014 full year results. Read more
L.B. Foster Wins Plant Award, Expands Abroad
L.B. Foster Company, a manufacturer and distributor of rail and construction materials, has announced that its Rail Technologies plant in Vancouver, British Columbia, was selected by IndustryWeek magazine for the magazine’s 2014 Best Plants Award. Read more
NS EVP & CMO Seale to Retire
Norfolk Southern Corporation Chairman and CEO Wick Moorman recently announced Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Donald W. Seale will retire, effective March 1, 2015. Read more
Reading & Northern Reports Record Carloads
Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad (Reading & Northern) has reported record carload volumes and revenue for 2014. Read more
Siemens Manufacturing 40 More LRVs for SF’s Muni
San Francisco’s Mayor Edwin M. Lee was joined by members of the city’s Board of Supervisors and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) to announce the purchase of 40 Siemens light rail vehicles (LRVs). Read more
DC Metro’s GM/CEO Sarles to Retire
The Board of Directors of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) in D.C. appointed Jack Requa as interim general manager and chief executive officer, succeeding Richard Sarles, who is retiring as general manager and chief executive officer on January 16. Read more
G&W Posts December and Fourth Quarter 2014 Results
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) has reported traffic volumes for December and the fourth quarter of 2014. Read more
Greenbrier Supports Tank Car Safety on NTSB’s “Most Wanted List”
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (Greenbrier) is supporting the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) decision to place tank car safety on its “Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements for 2015.″  Read more
Seattle Area’s Light Rail Extension Receives $1.33 Billion DOT Loan
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted a $1.33 billion loan to the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) for construction of the East Link Light Rail Extension Project. Read more
Just Published
The First Quarter 2015 edition of The Official Railway Guide (Vol. 148, No. 1) will be shipped soon to subscribers. Highlights of the latest issue include:

  • Bulk Connection, exclusive to this issue.
  • Extensive updates on many of the 30 regional railroad maps.
  • New Railroads: Eastside Community Rail, LLC, Bogalusa Bayou Railroad LLC, Altex Energy LTD.
  • Updated contacts at numerous Class I, II and III freight railroads, rail industry associations, and agencies and commissions.


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