CSX Files with STB To Acquire Pan-Am

Letter to Pan-Am Employees From Cyndi Scarano, Pan-Am Executive Vice President

CSX Files with STB To Acquire Pan-Am

Dear Employees: Last night, CSX filed its application with the Surface Transportation Board for authority to acquire Pan Am.  CSXT is pursing a minor transaction which, if permitted, would establish a timeline of approximately six months for STB review. This is a necessary Governmental part of the process.  While we will not be in control […]

FRA: Emergency Order Mandates Full-time Masking for Operations

FRA: Emergency Order Mandates Full-time Masking for Operations

24.February, Washington, DC – The Federal Railroad Administration issued Emergency Order No. 32, Notice No. 1, requiring face mask use in railroad operations. According to the order, to help prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the FRA is issuing this emergency order (EO) to require compliance with the mask requirements of the Order […]

CSXT, CN: STB Derails Massena Line Deal

CSXT, CN: STB Derails Massena Line Deal

25.February, Washington, DC – After multiple delays and a period of silence, the STB issued a decision on 24.February denying reconsideration of the original conditional approval of the CN/B&LE acquisition of the CSXT Massena Line. On 6.April.2020 the STB authorized, subject to conditions, the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Company, an indirect wholly owned rail […]

Transport Canada Revises Rules for Key Train Handling

FEDERAL AGENCY CODIFIES AD HOC MINISTERIAL ORDERS IN RESPONSE TO LAC MEGANTIC DISASTER AND ANTICIPATED CRUDE-BY-RAIL SURGE

Transport Canada Revises Rules for Key Train Handling

23.February, Ottawa ON – Transport Canada approved changes to the Rules Respecting Key Trains and Key Routes, as a measure to ensure the reliable transportation of dangerous goods by rail in colder weather, and the protection of both railway workers and those living near Canada’s rail corridors. These changes make permanent Ministerial Orders that were […]

CP: Hapag-Lloyd Container Ship Kicks off Saint John Service

CP, Hapag-Lloyd and DP World Look to Make Port of Saint John the Prince Rupert of the East

CP: Hapag-Lloyd Container Ship Kicks off Saint John Service

22.February, Saint John NB – The 4,115 TEU Hapag-Lloyd GLASGOW EXPRESS, due in to Saint John on 25.February, will inaugurate a new container service partnership between H-L, Canadian Pacific Railways (CP), and DP World Saint John (DPW-SJ). GLASGOW EXPRESS has been on a cycle visiting regular ports (Italy, Spain, and Morocco), and the Saint John […]

NBSR: Adds Trains for Non-wood Traffic Growth

BUSTLING NON-WOOD TRAFFIC FORCES IRVING LINES TO ADD A BVJ-SJ TRAIN PAIR

NBSR: Adds Trains for Non-wood Traffic Growth

14.February, Saint John NB – New Brunswick Southern Railway and affiliates EMR and MNR will implement additional service between Brownville Jct. ME (BVJ) and Saint John NB (SJ), to keep wood-product traffic fluid in response to growth in other cargoes. Beginning on 15.February, an additional train pair will serve the route for three days each week, […]

NJDOT: Awards $29 Million for 2021 RFAP Projects

TEN PROJECTS WILL GENERATE TOTAL $52 MILLION IN WORK

NJDOT: Awards $29 Million for 2021 RFAP Projects

10.February, Trenton NJ – NJDOT granted 10 awards to fund projects in 19 counties throughout the state. The $29 million in state grants will leverage an additional $23 million from railroad owners and operators, bringing the total investment of these 10 projects to more than $52 million. Sponsor Project name County location Total prj cost […]

G&W: Industrial Development Program Adds 47,000 Carloads

G&W DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM YIELDS BIG RESULTS

G&W: Industrial Development Program Adds 47,000 Carloads

11.February, Darien CT – Genesee & Wyoming Inc. implemented 45 new industrial development projects in 2020, representing $1.6 billion in customer investments, and estimated to add more than 800 new jobs in communities served by G&W railroads. Highlights of the 2020 wins by G&W-owned railroads include new facilities for shipping automobiles in Fort Wayne IN, […]

PAS: Hoosac Tunnel Up to 25 mph

TRACK CREWS CONTINUE TO MAKE GAINS OVER THE LENGTH OF THE PATRIOT CORRIDOR.

PAS: Hoosac Tunnel Up to 25 mph

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 […]

NECR: Renews West Lebanon Lease with NHDOT

NECR KEEPS CONTROL OF NH STATE-OWNED INDUSTRIAL TRACK OFF VRS WRJ

NECR: Renews West Lebanon Lease with NHDOT

01.February, West Lebanon, NH — New England Central (Genesee & Wyoming) will continue to deliver propane, cement, and salt into West Lebanon via the Northern Railroad Line, based on a 10-year lease renewal by the NH Department of Transportation, which owns the line. The West Lebanon property, part of the Claremont Concord Railroad (CCR) until […]