TRACK CREWS CONTINUE TO MAKE GAINS OVER THE LENGTH OF THE PATRIOT CORRIDOR.
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 […]
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 […]
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 CLAWS BACK PREVIOUS AUTO TRAFFIC AND MORE VIA DEDICATED TRAIN PAIR WITH DAILY ASPIRATIONS.
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 […]
SNCR MAY AVOID BANKRUPTCY. TWO SUITORS LOOKING AT MULTIPLE USES OF FORMER IOWA PACIFIC ASSET.
The court-appointed Trustee for the bankrupt Saratoga and North Creek railroad verified that two potential buyers are negotiating to purchase and re-start freight and passenger/tourist service on the line. are underway with who may join forces William Brandt of Development Specialists, Inc. told the Albany Times Union that he couldn’t yet name the potential buyers, […]
CN subsidiary Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Company (B&LE) and CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) had originally held a drop dead date of 30 November 2020, for the closing of a deal on the Massena Line acquisition by CN from CSXT. The deal had been held in limbo by CN roughly since 5 June 2020, when […]
A key interchange point and an occasional operational challenge for the Vermont Rail System and the Pan Am Southern located at Hoosick Jct., NY, is undergoing a makeover that will allow more streamlined operations and increased efficiency in the swapping of cars. Pan Am Southern has taken on the Hoosick Junction Expansion Phase 2 project, building […]
With the expected fall surge in Covid cases, VTRANS has now gone on the record in saying that the Vermonter and Ethan Allen trains will not likely be returning to the state in 2020. A winter return had been hoped for by riders and advocates, however a surge in Covid cases is prompting further delays […]
Norfolk Southern this week reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020. During the quarter, the company achieved net income of $569 million, diluted earnings per share of $2.22, and an operating ratio of 66.5%. These results include a previously announced $99 million non-cash impairment charge. Excluding the effects of the impairment charge, […]
R.J. Corman Acquires Three Shortlines Along PA/NY Border.
19.August, Nicholasville KY – R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC finalized an agreement to acquire Owego and Harford Railway (OHRY), Lehigh Railway (LRWY), and Luzerne and Susquehanna Railway (LS), as well as TranZ, a transload service provider operating on the short line railroads. The three short line railroads haul a variety of freight including sand, drill cuttings, scrap, feed […]