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.

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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 […]

VRS, VAOT, Inaugurate Middlebury Tunnel

VRS, VAOT, Inaugurate Middlebury Tunnel

 On Friday, 18.September, four years of planning and site preparation came to fruition as a 10-week construction blitz allowed the reopening of VTR’s new 360-foot Middlebury Rail Tunnel. The new prefab tunnel not only improves rail service by increasing clearances on the main route from Rutland to Burlington.  The project was also designed to improve […]

VRS Acquires NEGS

New England Southern Railroad (NEGS) Becomes Fifth Line of Vermont Rail System Network in Third State.

VRS Acquires NEGS

New England Southern Railroad (NEGS) Becomes Fifth Line of Vermont Rail System Network in Third State.