PAR SALE: Objections Pick Up Steam

DEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH. DISMISS THEM AT YOUR PERIL.

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23.March, Washington, DC – Additional concerns have been filed pushing the STB to consider the CSX Application as a major transaction.  In addition to the new filings, the State of Vermont has fired another volley in response to the CSX reply issued in the state’s initial comments. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, AFL-CIO (IBEW) […]

B&E/P&S/GWI: Orange is the New Blue

A THOROUGH ANALYSIS OF HOW BERKSHIRE & EASTERN (GW) WILL SUPPLANT -- BUT NOT REPLACE -- PAN AM SOUTHERN

B&E/P&S/GWI: Orange is the New Blue

26.February, Washington DC – Many were surprised at the naming of Genesee & Wyoming’s Pittsburg & Shawmut Railroad, LLC, (a Class III carrier doing business as Berkshire & Eastern Railroad) as the Pan Am Southern operator in the event of CSX’s acquisition of Pan Am Rail Systems. As described in CSX’s APPLICATION to the Board, […]

CN: ‘DSR’ Is the New PSR, But $150M Cheaper

CN: ‘DSR’ Is the New PSR, But $150M Cheaper

17.February, Montreal QC – CN President and CEO, JJ Ruest, and the company’s EVP and CFO, Ghislain Houle addressed the Citi 2021 Global Industrials Virtual Conference, announcing that multiple initiatives they are employing will see DSR as the next step in safety and cost savings. Houle said, “Technology will fundamentally change the way we operate […]

FRA: Emergency Order Mandates Full-time Masking for Operations

FRA: Emergency Order Mandates Full-time Masking for Operations

24.February, Washington, DC – The Federal Railroad Administration issued Emergency Order No. 32, Notice No. 1, requiring face mask use in railroad operations. According to the order, to help prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the FRA is issuing this emergency order (EO) to require compliance with the mask requirements of the Order […]

CSXT, CN: STB Derails Massena Line Deal

CSXT, CN: STB Derails Massena Line Deal

25.February, Washington, DC – After multiple delays and a period of silence, the STB issued a decision on 24.February denying reconsideration of the original conditional approval of the CN/B&LE acquisition of the CSXT Massena Line. On 6.April.2020 the STB authorized, subject to conditions, the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Company, an indirect wholly owned rail […]

Transport Canada Revises Rules for Key Train Handling

FEDERAL AGENCY CODIFIES AD HOC MINISTERIAL ORDERS IN RESPONSE TO LAC MEGANTIC DISASTER AND ANTICIPATED CRUDE-BY-RAIL SURGE

Transport Canada Revises Rules for Key Train Handling

23.February, Ottawa ON – Transport Canada approved changes to the Rules Respecting Key Trains and Key Routes, as a measure to ensure the reliable transportation of dangerous goods by rail in colder weather, and the protection of both railway workers and those living near Canada’s rail corridors. These changes make permanent Ministerial Orders that were […]

CP: Hapag-Lloyd Container Ship Kicks off Saint John Service

CP, Hapag-Lloyd and DP World Look to Make Port of Saint John the Prince Rupert of the East

CP: Hapag-Lloyd Container Ship Kicks off Saint John Service

22.February, Saint John NB – The 4,115 TEU Hapag-Lloyd GLASGOW EXPRESS, due in to Saint John on 25.February, will inaugurate a new container service partnership between H-L, Canadian Pacific Railways (CP), and DP World Saint John (DPW-SJ). GLASGOW EXPRESS has been on a cycle visiting regular ports (Italy, Spain, and Morocco), and the Saint John […]

NBSR: Adds Trains for Non-wood Traffic Growth

BUSTLING NON-WOOD TRAFFIC FORCES IRVING LINES TO ADD A BVJ-SJ TRAIN PAIR

NBSR: Adds Trains for Non-wood Traffic Growth

14.February, Saint John NB – New Brunswick Southern Railway and affiliates EMR and MNR will implement additional service between Brownville Jct. ME (BVJ) and Saint John NB (SJ), to keep wood-product traffic fluid in response to growth in other cargoes. Beginning on 15.February, an additional train pair will serve the route for three days each week, […]

HRRC/MNCR: Beacon Line Rights and Lefts

HOUSATONIC RAILROAD AND METRO-NORTH COMMUTER RAIL (MTA) BRING STB INTO BEACON LINE DISPOSAL ISSUE

HRRC/MNCR: Beacon Line Rights and Lefts

Editor’s Note: This article covers two related filings under STB Docket AB_1311: MNCR’s 08.February filing, and HRRC’s 12.February response. To lend clarity to our reporting of these proceedings, we begin with some particulars of the property: Ownership and operation The line does not carry revenue passenger service, but connects MNCR’s three Hudson-east commuter lines: the Hudson […]