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News June 23, 2016
UP Announces Rail Infrastructure Investments
Union Pacific (UP) has reported infrastructure improvements that will take place on the company’s rail lines in Utah, Washington and Wyoming in 2016. Read more
KCS, NS JV Investing $28 Million on Rail Line
Meridian Speedway©, LLC (MSLLC), a joint venture between Kansas City Southern (KCS) and Norfolk Southern (NS), is investing approximately $28 million in 2016 on construction and improvement projects on its Vicksburg and Meridian Subdivisions. Read more
CP Expects Decline in 2016 Second Quarter Revenues
Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) is expecting revenues to decline approximately 12 percent in the 2016 second quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. Read more
Maryland Light Rail Project Awarded TIFIA Loan
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that Purple Line Transit Partners, LLC has received an $874.6 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to support the construction of the light rail line connecting Maryland’s Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. Read more
AAR, ASLRRA Urge FRA to Drop Proposed Two-Person Train Crew Rule
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) and the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) have filed comments with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) urging it to withhdraw the FRA proposed rule mandating two-person crews on railroads. Read more
Canada Proposes Emissions Regulations for Locomotives
Canada’s Minister of Transport Marc Garneau has announced that the Canadian Government will regulate air pollutant emissions from locomotives, publishing proposed Locomotive Emissions Regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on June 18, 2016. Read more
Siemens to Supply Vectron Locomotives to MRCE
The locomotive leasing company of Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE) has ordered 10 additional Vectron type multisystem locomotives from Siemens. Read more
Ansaldo STS to Supply CBTC for New Taipei Rapid Transit
Ansaldo STS, as a member of the ARH consortium, will supply Communication Based Train Control technology (CBTC) and all the electromechanical systems for the first medium-capacity Metro to be constructed and managed by New Taipei City Government Department of Rapid Transit System (NTCG DORTS). Read more
DC Area Metro Names Leader COO
Washington Area Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Paul J. Wiedefeld has announced the appointment of Joseph Leader as chief operating officer, responsible for rail, bus and paratransit services. Read more
Just Published
The July edition of The Official Railway Equipment Register (Vol. 132, No. 1) will be shipped soon to subscribers in print and digital formats. Highlights of the latest issue include:
  • 620 pages of detailed railcar information on equipment owned or controlled by railroads.
  • 659 pages of detailed railcar data on equipment owned or controlled by private car owners, including lessors or shippers.
  • New railcar listing registrations for FLO CO2 Inc. (FCOX), JBS USA Food Company (JBSX), R. J. Corman Railroad Company/Carolina Lines, LLC (RJCS), and United Liquid Gas Company dba United Pacific Energy (UPEX).
  • Transfer of reporting marks ETRX from Arkansas Power & Light Company to Entergy Arkansas, Inc.; COPX and SCLX from Canexus Chemical Canada Limited Partnership to Canexus Corporation; LCGX from Cargill, Inc. - C.G.D. Division to Atel Equipment Services; MTPX from Montana Power Company to Talen Energy Marketing LLC; and HCGX and NASX from North American Salt Company to Compass Minerals International Inc. 

The ORER, known within the industry as "The Big Yellow Book," is the standard reference source for the North American railcar fleet, with complete listings of railcars, reporting marks and serial numbers, dimensions, and key car repair and billing contacts. To view sample pages from the current issue click here. Subscribe NOW.
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