MAERSK: Montreal Dry Rail Cargo Switch

MAERSK: Montreal Dry Rail Cargo Switch

15.February, Montreal QC – Maersk has officially announced their switch from CN to CP for dry rail cargo in and out of Montreal, effective 01.March.2021. Maersk said that with higher volumes continuing to move throughout the network, the container company will be diversifying rail service providers in and out of Montreal. Beginning on 01.March, dry […]

NS: Ayer Container Traffic Temporarily “Frozen”

NS: Ayer Container Traffic Temporarily “Frozen”

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: Dozens of Steel Loads Out

VRS GAINS NICE LITTLE WINDFALL FROM FAILED DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

VRS: Dozens of Steel Loads Out

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 […]

NS: Former UP Hunt Cary Appointed VP Ops Efficiency

NS: Former UP Hunt Cary Appointed VP Ops Efficiency

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: Renews West Lebanon Lease with NHDOT

NECR KEEPS CONTROL OF NH STATE-OWNED INDUSTRIAL TRACK OFF VRS WRJ

NECR: Renews West Lebanon Lease with NHDOT

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 […]

NS: Signals to Go Dark South of Binghamton

HISTORIC LINE GOES DARK AS NORTH-SOUTH TRAFFIC SEEKS A BETTER ROUTE

NS: Signals to Go Dark South of Binghamton

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 […]

CP: TCRC Tentatively Agrees to Three-year Deal

CP: TCRC Tentatively Agrees to Three-year Deal

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 […]

PAR: BLET Ratifies New Agreement

THREE-YEAR PACT PROVIDES WAGE INCREASES, BUT NO OTHER CHANGES DURING TRANSITION PERIOD.

PAR: BLET Ratifies New Agreement

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. […]

NS: Considering 17,000-ft Trains

XTRA-LONG TRAINS LOOK GREAT FROM WALL STREET, BUT WILL THEY BLOCK MAIN STREET?

NS: Considering 17,000-ft Trains

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 […]

SLA: New Ownership for Gorham NH Paper Mill

HIGH-PERFORMANCE TISSUE PLANT WILL CONTINUE 130-YEAR PAPER-MAKING LEGACY. NO WORD ON REVIVING RAIL SERVICE.

SLA: New Ownership for Gorham NH Paper Mill

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 […]