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News March 19, 2015
FRA Requires Replacement of Unapproved Tank Car Valves
The Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued a Railworthiness Directive that requires rail tank car owners to replace UNNR ball valves manufactured and sold by McKenzie Valve & Machining LLC. Read more
Greenbrier Reports More Than $1 Billion in Railcar Orders
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc., a supplier of transportation equipment and services to the railroad industry, has received new orders totaling 10,100 railcar units valued at $1.09 billion in its second quarter that ended February 28, 2015. Read more
Amtrak Renames Chicago Control Center to Honor Former FRA Leader Szabo
At a ceremony last week in Chicago, Amtrak renamed its Chicago railroad operations center to honor former Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) leader Joseph C. Szabo for his longtime support of intercity passenger rail systems and national rail safety in the United States. Read more
G&W Reports Increased Carloads for February 2015
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) has reported an increase of 1.6 percent in carloads for February 2015 compared to February of 2014. Read more
Former Navy SEAL to Keynote Railway Interchange 2015
The host organizations of Railway Interchange 2015 have announced that retired U.S. Navy SEAL and motivational speaker Robert O’Neill will deliver this year’s keynote address at the rail industry convention, which will take place October 4-7 in Minneapolis. Read more
San Mateo Transit District Names Hartnett GM/CEO
The board of directors of San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) has unanimously selected Jim Hartnett as general manager and chief executive officer, effective March 30, 2015, succeeding general manger and chief executive officer Michael J. Scanlon, who is retiring after 15 years of running SamTrans. Read more
AAR Executive Tom Stahura Passes Away
Funeral services will be held March 19 in Alexandria, Va., for Thomas J. Stahura, who passed away last week following a short illness. Read more
Railsponsible Launches, Offers CSR Ratings
Six railway industry companies have collaborated to establish Railsponsible, a rail supplier initiative intended to drive sustainability throughout the railway supply chain by sharing best practices and using common tools to create efficiencies. Read more
CN Continues Record Grain Shipments
Canadian National Railway (CN) has reported that the company has moved an average of approximately 4,700 grain hoppers weekly in Western Canadian grain shipments as of the last week of February 2015. Read more
Just Published
The Second Quarter 2015 edition (Vol. 121, No. 2) of The Pocket List has been shipped to subscribers in print and digital formats. Highlights  include:

  • Major updates for executive and purchasing contacts at BNSF Railway Company, Cascade and Columbia River R.R. Co., The Central R.R. Company of Indiana, CSX Transportation, Inc., Ferrocarril Mexicano S.A. de C.V., Wisconsin & Southern Railroad, Amtrak and Metro-North Railroad;
  • Key listing changes from railway industry suppliers, including Danella Rental Systems, Inc. and Stella-Jones Corporation;
  • Updated contacts at numerous rail industry associations and agencies and commissions.


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