No Tanks; Northeast Railroads Move Refurbished Mobile Howitzers

No Tanks; Northeast Railroads Move Refurbished Mobile Howitzers

Limestone, ME – 22.October – On 16.October, thirty-nine 89-foot flat cars departing the former Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine, loaded with 76 refurbished M109 mobile howitzers, also known as Paladins. The move started with Maine Northern handling the howitzers (mistakenly called tanks by observers not in the know) from Loring to Oakfield, Maine, […]

CP Aims for 2023 Saint John 800,000 TEU Capacity Terminal

CP Aims for 2023 Saint John 800,000 TEU Capacity Terminal

Calgary, AB – 21.October –It has been no secret that Canadian Pacific has sights set on the two new east coast ports it gained through the Central Maine & Quebec Railway acquisition.  While Searsport has been mentioned for the bulk and liquid terminal capacity, CP President and CEO, Keith Creel, expanded upon his goal for […]

CP Adds Detroit Tunnel 100% Ownership to 2020 Shopping Spree

CP Adds Detroit Tunnel 100% Ownership to 2020 Shopping Spree

CALGARY, AB – 16.October – Canadian Pacific and OMERS Infrastructure , the defined benefit pension plan for municipal employees in the province of Ontario, announced today they have entered into a purchase agreement whereby CP will acquire full ownership of the Detroit River Rail Tunnel from certain affiliates of OMERS Detroit River Tunnel Partnership. The purchase […]

PAR Sale: Halfway there?

STRANGERS ON THE TRAIN INDICATE PAR SALE ON A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TRACK THAN EVERYONE EXPECTED. CSX, NS, AND CONRAIL SENIOR EXECUTIVES COMB EAST DEERFIELD AND MECHANICVILLE YARDS.

PAR Sale: Halfway there?

15.October, East Deerfield MA – After weeks running back and forth along the PAR Main Line beneath peaking New England foliage, leaving only a churning wake of fluttering fallen leaves and head-scratching speculation, the post-PAR world is taking some shape. After disposing of countless rumors and gathering the few plausible truths, a surprising but sensible prospect has emerged to resolve the […]

Cold Storage Facility Approved for Portland Waterfront

Planning Board Approval for $30million Maine International Cold Storage Facility for Emskip

Cold Storage Facility Approved for Portland Waterfront

The Portland Planning Board on Tuesday approved the 120,000-square-foot Maine International Cold Storage warehouse proposed at the port. The Maine Port Authority and Emskip (which has weekly container ships to Portland from Europe) have pushed the plan for a number of years, lining up developer Treadwell Franklin Infrastructure of Yarmouth and investment firm, Amber Infrastructure.  […]

Digital Transformation Will Drive The Need For Speed And Near-Shoring says Petrolog’s Rutherford

Next-Day shipping means inventory and manufacturing closer to consumers.

Expectations of consumers for quick delivery will transform the supply chain, says Mike Rutherford, Senior Vice President AmericanPetrolog LLC. Speaking at the Northeast Association of Rail Shippers,  Rutherford,  gave a sweeping view of changes in society leading to changes in manufacturing and thus rail movements. With manufacturing leaving China, more goods will arrive from Mexico […]

Amtrak-Funded Helicopter Tree Trimming Operation Wrapped Up in Vermont…

Beginning in July 2020, the South Carolina-based company, Rotor Blade LLC, began a 190-mile project along the New England Central Railroad (NECR) mainline at East Northfield, MA, that will reduce the number of overhanging trees on the railroad right-of-way. Amtrak has spent $1.2 million for the work that includes the aerial cutting by Rotor Blade […]

STB: EFFECTS OF BOARD EXPANSION AND CHANGE

SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD RISING TO FULL STRENGTH JUST AS BEGEMAN'S TERM CLOSES AND THE POLITICAL SEAS (POTENTIALLY) CHANGE.

STB: EFFECTS OF BOARD EXPANSION AND CHANGE

The United States Surface Transportation Board (STB) is on the verge of a significant transition. Coming changes are in the Board’s composition and the possible effects on its regulatory process. Rail transportation professionals should consider ways in which these changes may impact their business decisions. The Background In 2015, Congress passed an amendment expanding the STB from three […]

G&U/CSX: LEASES NEWLY RECONNECTED MILFORD SECONDARY

REFLECTING LEASE AGREEMENT WITH CSX, GRAFTON & UPTON FILES EXEMPTION TO OPERATE ALONG 8.4-MILE MILFORD SECONDARY, RECENTLY RECONNECTED TO G&U's HOPEDALE TRACK AFTER DECADES APART.

G&U/CSX: LEASES NEWLY RECONNECTED MILFORD SECONDARY

28.September, Grafton MA – The Milford Secondary begins at the Franklin Line in Franklin MA, running 8.35 miles through Bellingham and Hopedale, before terminating at Central St. in Milford. The connection to G&U is at MP 8.0. G&U now connects CSX’s two primary New England rail assets, the main line between Albany (Selkirk Yard) and Boston […]

FRA awards $32 million CRISI grants to northeast rails

FRA awards $32 million CRISI grants to northeast rails

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has selected 50 projects in 29 states to receive competitive grant funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program.  The projects selected include a wide variety of railroad investments that improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of freight and […]

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