SLWX: Ocean Salt Flows North by Rail

UPSTART ROAD SALT DISTRIBUTOR USES RAIL TO PUSH OCEAN SALT INTO NORTHERN STATES 

SLWX: Ocean Salt Flows North by Rail

20.January, East Providence RI — A short string of covered hoppers headed out behind the P&W, loaded with salt drayed from Fall River MA, and bound for Shelburne VT — and on the way changing everything that’s known about sourcing road salt in New England. Upstart salt distributor Saltine Warrior has carved a new rail-based […]

PAR: New Lowell MA Home Depot Distribution Center

Another e-commerce focused warehouse on Pan-Am, follows new facility in South Windsor CT, 3 older warehouses

PAR: New Lowell MA Home Depot Distribution Center

01.April, Lowell MA – Another Home Depot e-commerce distribution center is under construction just south of Lowell, adjoining the Pan Am-served MBTA commuter rail Lowell line just south of I-495 The Lowell DC is the company’s fourth in southern New England, along with facilities in Bloomfield CT (near Hartford, served by Central New England RR), […]

NECR: Declining Traffic Prompts Reductions

NECR: Declining Traffic Prompts Reductions

01.April, St. Albans VT – This is no fooling, G&W’s New England Central Railroad (NECR) is scaling back operations and further reducing man hours beginning on 04.April.2021, following continuing declines in traffic levels. NECR has long been an arm for traffic to and from Montreal and New England and between CN and CSXT, however the […]

CP: VRS, G&W Join Shippers and Railroads to Support KCS Merger

CP: VRS, G&W Join Shippers and Railroads to Support KCS Merger

31.March – Calgary AB and Kansas City MO – Canadian Pacific Railway Limited and Kansas City Southern   today announced they have received statements from nearly 260 shippers, other railroads, economic development authorities, ports, and other supporters for their planned combination that would create the first rail network connecting the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. Many of […]

PAS: New ANRP Pan Am Southern Reference Maps

PAS: New ANRP Pan Am Southern Reference Maps

New comprehensive maps of PAS Following a suggestion from an ANRP subscriber, we will provide access to these comprehensive maps in each article concerning the Pan Am Southern trackage. Maps and captions are derived from STB filings. Additional reference PAR East End (‘Keag-Ayer) comprehensive map CSX-PAR Transaction comprehensive STB proceedings Get your glasses, or click […]

CSX/PAR: Back to the Drawing Board or Full Steam Ahead?

CSX/PAR: Back to the Drawing Board or Full Steam Ahead?

25.March, Washington DC – The Surface Transportation Board’s decision that CSX acquisition of Pan-Am is a “Significant Transaction” is based on both anti-competitive concerns regarding Genesee & Wyoming as operator of Pan Am Southern, and also on concerns raised by the state of Massachusetts regarding the PAR-proper portion of the transaction (non-PAS lines). As part […]

STB: Chairman Oberman Outlines Pending Railroad Mergers

25.March, Washington DC – Surface Transportation Board Chairman Martin J. Oberman released a statement on the two major pending merger cases before the Board, CP’s acquisition of the KCS and the CSX’s Acquisition of Pan Am Railways. The Board received a Notice of Intent, proposing to place Canadian Pacific Railway Company and the Kansas City […]

MC: Two New VPs

MC: Two New VPs

20.March, Hyannis MA – Massachusetts Coastal Railroad President and COO Christopher Podgurski announced two senior appointments: Eric Ciborowski returns as Vice President of Railroad Operations, after serving at the MBTA since 2014. Ciborowski brings over 18 Years of Railroad experience, with specific concentrations to Mechanical, Compliance, and Safety Training. Podgurski appreciates Ciborowski’s “no-nonsense approach [that] […]

CP/KCS: Mega-merger Will Serve Three North American Coasts

CP/KCS: Mega-merger Will Serve Three North American Coasts

21.March, Calgary AB and Kansas City MO – Canadian Pacific Railway and Kansas City Southern entered into a merger agreement, wherein CP agrees to acquire KCS for stock and cash valued at approximately USD$29 billion, which includes the assumption of $3.8 billion of outstanding KCS debt. The transaction, which has the unanimous support of both […]

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