Latest Rail News
Watco Transportation Services, Inc., started up a new railroad, the Alabama Warrior Railway August 7. The ABWR operates 15 miles of track in and around Birmingham, Ala., and interchanges with BNSF, Norfolk Southern and CSX Transportation. The ABWR's chief mission is to deliver coal to Walter Coke Inc., a furnace and foundry coke producer based in Birmingham.


Renovations to the Amtrak and Virginia Railway Express train station in Fredericksburg, Va., are planned to begin in spring 2010, the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star reports. Federal funds set aside by Virginia 1st District Rep. Jo Ann Davis before her death in 2007 are waiting to be applied to the project. It will improve the appearance and structure of the railroad overpasses that cross Caroline and Princess Anne streets.


New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority released its 2010-2029 Twenty Year Needs and Preliminary 2010-2014 Capital Program for public review and comment. Taken together, these documents identify the MTA's long-term infrastructure needs and a short-term plan to begin addressing them within current budget expectations. The documents are available online at, where the public can also submit comments.
Ohio Governor Ted Strickland will be on hand Aug. 14 to break ground on North Baltimore's CSX Intermodal rail yard, local media report. The company's CEO, Michael Ward, will join Strickland to break ground on the terminal which will serve the Midwest.


Railroad and economic development officials are laying tracks to school leaders in hopes of addressing concerns at McAdory Elementary School that threaten to derail a $112 million Norfolk Southern intermodal hub, the Birmingham News reports.


Residents unanimously called for officials and Pan Am Southern Railroad to explore creative alternatives to avoid the imminent paving of 25 acres on top of a Zone 3 aquifer for Littleton at a July 29 meeting, according to the Littleton Mass., Independent.
When it begins service on August 17, SkyTrain's newest line will bring rapid rail service to Metro Vancouver's busiest north-south corridor, linking Downtown to Richmond and Vancouver International Airport. The Line will connect people to dozens of local destinations—and a whole world of travel possibilities beyond.


”I would like to clarify and correct some information contained in a Washington Post article entitled “Metro Safety System Failed in Near Miss Before June Crash.” However before doing so, I want to assure the public that our Metrorail system is safe and to let you know that I personally continue to use it regularly,” said Alexa Dupigny-Samuels, chief safety officer for the Washington, D.C., Metro.
More than roads are buckling under the extreme heat. Iowa's railroad tracks also are susceptible to the high temperatures, and this is keeping railroad crews and Iowa Department of Transportation track inspectors busy, the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier reports.


Years of planning a second major rail facility in Franklin County will go public next week when Norfolk Southern unveils plans for building near Exit 3 of Interstate 81 in Antrim Township, a company spokesman said Friday, according to local newspapers


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