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 […]

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 […]

CSX: “Significant” Delays Filing Until 25.April

CSX: “Significant” Delays Filing Until 25.April

24.March, Washington, DC – With the STB set to release the official Decision on Thursday, 25.March, a review of prior rail transactions that were upgraded from a Minor to a Significant Transaction by the Board have set a precedent that, if followed, would send the Applicants back to the drawing board to file the Acquisition […]

PAS: Alternative Operator Steps Forward

PAS: Alternative Operator Steps Forward

(MAPS TO COME – Ed.) 22.March, Washington DC – M4 Capital Group, which “[specializes] in the rail asset and infrastructure financing and investment” {LinkedIn}, has filed an “ALTERNATIVE PURCHASE AND OPERATION PLAN” to acquire the Conn River Line, and operate it as the Connecticut River Railroad. M4’s filing seizes upon the many expressed concerns about the potential […]

PAR SALE: Objections Pick Up Steam

DEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH. DISMISS THEM AT YOUR PERIL.

<UPDATE>PAR SALE: Objections Pick Up Steam

23.March, Washington, DC – Additional concerns have been filed pushing the STB to consider the CSX Application as a major transaction.  In addition to the new filings, the State of Vermont has fired another volley in response to the CSX reply issued in the state’s initial comments. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, AFL-CIO (IBEW) […]

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 […]

VRS: Atlantic Northeast Transportation Leaders of the Year

THE VRS TEAM STEPPED UP THROUGHOUT THE YEAR TO KEEP THE REGION'S FREIGHT MOVING, SERVE CUSTOMERS, AND MAKE THE MOST OF ITS OWN OPPORTUNITIES.

VRS: Atlantic Northeast Transportation Leaders of the Year

“It’s been the most dynamic year in New England railroading in 30 years,” says VRS President Selden Houghton. Nobody who has been reading ANRP should have any problem agreeing with that sentiment, but VRS’s team of dedicated rail professionals knows it better than anyone else: VRS has been tied to most of the year’s tumultuous […]

PAS, VRS Hoosick Jct. Interchange Realignment Project On Track

PAS, VRS Hoosick Jct. Interchange Realignment Project On Track

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 […]