13.February, Ayer MA – NS has released a flurry of messages regarding winter weather delays and congestion, leading to the temporary cancelation of some trains beginning on 08.February. As a result of slow gate activity following several rounds of winter storms and frigid temperatures gripping the Northeast and Chicago regions, NS announced in Shipper Alerts […]
VRS GAINS NICE LITTLE WINDFALL FROM FAILED DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
12.February, Shelburne VT – VRS is capitalizing on a short-term haul of up to 100 potential loads of structural steel stranded at a failed Burlington development site are destined for a variety of alternate projects beyond the region. More than two dozen loads have departed Shelburne VT between January 10 and February 10. Pennsylvania-based Lombard Metals […]
11.February – NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk Southern announced today that its board of directors has elected Hunt Cary, a 28-year railroad veteran, as vice president operations efficiency. Joining Norfolk Southern from Union Pacific Corporation, Cary brings extensive knowledge and leadership experience in network operations, supply-chain logistics, precision scheduled railroading, and use of technology to drive […]
NECR KEEPS CONTROL OF NH STATE-OWNED INDUSTRIAL TRACK OFF VRS WRJ
01.February, West Lebanon, NH — New England Central (Genesee & Wyoming) will continue to deliver propane, cement, and salt into West Lebanon via the Northern Railroad Line, based on a 10-year lease renewal by the NH Department of Transportation, which owns the line. The West Lebanon property, part of the Claremont Concord Railroad (CCR) until […]
HISTORIC LINE GOES DARK AS NORTH-SOUTH TRAFFIC SEEKS A BETTER ROUTE
29.January, Binghamton NY – Norfolk Southern has filed notice to discontinue the CTC traffic control system (TCS) on its D&H Subdivision south between Binghamton NY and Harrisburg PA, on the Keystone Division. In FRA Docket# FRA-2021-0010, NS seeks permission to discontinue the TCS between milepost (MP) HA 629.3 to MP HA 715.7. This includes control […]
01.February, Calgary AB – Canadian Pacific Railway and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Rail Canada Traffic Controllers (TCRC-RCTC) have announced a tentative three-year agreement that will keep train movements fluid on the CP. The TCRC-RCTC represents approximately 300 rail traffic controllers in Canada and dispatches several lines across the border, including the former CMQ Canada line […]
THREE-YEAR PACT PROVIDES WAGE INCREASES, BUT NO OTHER CHANGES DURING TRANSITION PERIOD.
29.January, Independence OH — Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with Pan Am Railways. The three-year agreement, governing 81 members, contains no work rule or health & welfare changes. Members will receive yearly wage increases of 2% at ratification, on 17.September.2022, and on 17.September.2023. […]
XTRA-LONG TRAINS LOOK GREAT FROM WALL STREET, BUT WILL THEY BLOCK MAIN STREET?
02.February, Atlanta, GA – A 14,000-ft train is now a relatively common sight, where the territory allows. Long trains are no strangers to the railroads that have adopted PSR as a way to reduce costs, increase revenue and improve their operating ratio (O:R). According to exclusive, well-placed sources, NS is considering raising the bet to […]
HIGH-PERFORMANCE TISSUE PLANT WILL CONTINUE 130-YEAR PAPER-MAKING LEGACY. NO WORD ON REVIVING RAIL SERVICE.
05.January, Gorham NH – Gorham Paper and Tissue was acquired by Behrens Investment Group. In addition to the $8.75 million cash purchase price, the new owner also assumed ~$9.8 million in loan debt and local tax liabilities. The facility will now be known as White Mountain Paper Company. GPT, under the ownership of Patriarch […]
PLANNED CONTRECOEUR TERMINAL GETS CAN$55 MILLION KICKOFF FUNDING FROM PROVINCE. OTHER FUNDING COMING IN.
18.Jan.2021, Montreal QC – The Government of Quebec announced CAN$55 million in financial assistance to the Montreal Port Authority towards its intermodal expansion project in Port of Montreal’s Contrecoeur district. The funds will cover half of the Phase I development of the new Contrecoeur container terminal, including site preparation and earthworks to build a visual […]