G&W: Industrial Development Program Adds 47,000 Carloads

G&W DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM YIELDS BIG RESULTS

G&W: Industrial Development Program Adds 47,000 Carloads

11.February, Darien CT – Genesee & Wyoming Inc. implemented 45 new industrial development projects in 2020, representing $1.6 billion in customer investments, and estimated to add more than 800 new jobs in communities served by G&W railroads. Highlights of the 2020 wins by G&W-owned railroads include new facilities for shipping automobiles in Fort Wayne IN, […]

PAS: Hoosac Tunnel Up to 25 mph

TRACK CREWS CONTINUE TO MAKE GAINS OVER THE LENGTH OF THE PATRIOT CORRIDOR.

PAS: Hoosac Tunnel Up to 25 mph

09.February, North Adams MA – PAR track crews are working into Winter to raise sustained track speeds along the PAS Patriot Corridor. For the first time in years, the current timetable bulletin DOES NOT include the Hoosac Tunnel, authorizing trains to run through the storied bore at the 25 mph timetable maximum. Slow orders also […]

PAR Sale: The Sound of Silence

IS THE CSX-PAR SALE TRAIN BEING HELD OUT OF THE STATION?

PAR Sale: The Sound of Silence

ANRP has had our ear to the rail for twelve weeks since breaking the news that Pan Am would sell itself to CSX. Nobody expected the STB filing to be simple, what with so many moving parts and unavoidable challenges. But this train should have arrived by now, leaving us to wonder if it’s really […]

G&W: New ONEPlan Strategy

G&W: New ONEPlan Strategy

21.January, Jacksonville, FL – In a two-page letter to employees, Genesee & Wyoming North America President Michael Miller outlined a new organizational blueprint called ONEPlan. Miller’s letter emphasizes the need for G&W NA to “adapt to the new economic conditions as well as accept new health and safety realities. And at the same time, we […]

GU: Milford Secondary Traffic to Start

GRAFTON & UPTON RR STRETCHES OPERATIONS BETWEEN CSX B&A/MAIN AND FRANKLIN LINES, STARTING WITH TWO STRONG CUSTOMERS

GU: Milford Secondary Traffic to Start

27.January, Milford MA — Grafton & Upton Railroad will take control of the CSX Milford Secondary on Monday.01.February, with initial plans to operate two trains per week on the line, according to G&U President Michael Milanoski. The 8.35-mi line runs between Milford MA, where it connects with the G&U mainline, and Franklin MA, connecting with […]

GU: Agrees to Land Terms with Town of Hopedale MA

EXPANDING RAILROAD AND INDUSTRY-WOUNDED TOWN FIND A MIDDLE PATH TO THE BENEFIT OF BOTH

GU: Agrees to Land Terms with Town of Hopedale MA

25.January, Hopedale MA — Grafton & Upton Railroad (as represented by associated entities) signed a Settlement Agreement with the Town of Hopedale to divide a ~130 acre property of undeveloped forest and wetlands recently acquired by the railroad. The Town Board of Selectmen voted to accept a mediation settlement that effectively splits the disputed property, […]

GU: Locomotive Shop Installs PTC on Contract

GU: Locomotive Shop Installs PTC on Contract

24.January, North Grafton MA – Grafton & Upton received PNLX GP40-2L 9619 and PNLX MP20GP 2107, to perform contracted upgrades. Owner Precision Locomotive Leasing and Sales LLC is having cab signal and ASCES PTC systems installed. Rail Vehicles Technical Services is managing the installation at the G&U locomotive shop. The installation and validation for both […]

NS: Dedicated Auto Rack Pair Wins Back New England Traffic

NS CLAWS BACK PREVIOUS AUTO TRAFFIC AND MORE VIA DEDICATED TRAIN PAIR WITH DAILY ASPIRATIONS.

NS: Dedicated Auto Rack Pair Wins Back New England Traffic

20.January, Ayer MA – Norfolk Southern has reportedly won new, large-volume auto transport contracts into Ayer, confirming hints dating back to August.2020. ANRP exclusive sources indicate that current CSX customers Honda, Hyundai, and Ford, among other manufacturers, will be riding NS rails to Mechanicville NY and Ayer MA ramps, and dropping Davisville RI traffic at […]

PennDOT: Awards $31.4 M for Rail Projects

AGENCY SPREADS FUNDS FROM TWO GRANT PROGRAMS TO GENERATE $45 MILLION TOTAL RAIL INVESTMENT ACROSS 25 COUNTIES.

PennDOT: Awards $31.4 M for Rail Projects

12.January, Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced the State Transportation Commission’s approval of $31.3 million to support 25 rail freight improvement projects, under the Rail Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) and the Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP). The grant programs require a 30% awardee match, adding an additional $13.4 million of private funds, yielding […]

PAR: Freight Main Line Speeds Up

WITH PATRIOT CORRIDOR SPEEDS UP SUBSTANTIALLY, AND 'KEAG LINE DUE FOR MAJOR SPRING UPGRADE, CSX WILL BE ACQUIRING A SHIP-SHAPE MAIN LINE.

PAR: Freight Main Line Speeds Up

PAR track crews have been working right into the winter on opposite ends of the Freight Main Line (Mattawamkeag ME – Mechanicville NY). Two projects underway: 1. Restoring through service on the Pine Tree Corridor east end to CPF-01/Mattawamkeag, and 2. Increasing speeds on the 156-mi Patriot Corridor between CPF-312 (Ayer MA) and CPF-468 (Mechanicville). […]

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