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Rail News: December 2002

December 30

Ohio clamps down on crimes against railroads, ASLRRA says U.S. roads close in on annual intermodal-traffic record, AAR says U.S. roads close in on annual intermodal-traffic record, AAR says Ohio clamps down on crimes against railroads, ASLRRA says

December 27

BNSF's TY&E workers at Omaha terminal zero in on zero reportable injuries Idaho short line expects more annual carloads from two shippers BNSF's TY&E workers at Omaha terminal zero in on zero reportable injuries Idaho short line expects more annual carloads from two shippers Resolved: WMATA outlines plans for 2003

December 26

Buckeye Steel files for Chapter 11 CN reorganizes U.S. divisions along geographical lines Customer-focused program helps BNSF move more damage-free carloads Buckeye Steel files for Chapter 11 CN reorganizes U.S. divisions along geographical lines Customer-focused program helps BNSF move more damage-free carloads

December 23

GETS unveils 'Evolution' series of environmentally friendly locomotives CSXT's Reistrup to retire at year end Cattron-Theimeg has patent pending for LRC hardware/software capabilities Railroads and Imported Coal - Stalking Horse or Opportunity?
By Tony Hatch
GETS unveils 'Evolution' series of environmentally friendly locomotives BART selects Snyder to serve as board president Credit where it's due: Moody's boosts L.A. MTA bond ratings

December 20

Future of Buckeye Steel still in flux RailAmerica anticipates more revenue, railroads in 2003 ASLRRA sets its 'Day on the Hill' agenda UP selects Balfour Beatty for grade-crossing contract work Commuter-rail agencies award locomotive overhaul pacts to MotivePower Shanghai metro orders 10 six-car trainsets from Bombardier/Changchun joint venture

December 19

CPR, Cando Contracting reach deal that'll expand short line's operation GATX Rail assumes total ownership of European rail-car lessor BNSF closes the book on its grade crossing-closure goal Trinity Industries sells rail-car repair facilities

December 18

CN to add 550 rail cars to its forest-products fleet CSX sells major CSX Lines stake to The Carlyle Group Lanigan to succeed Schultz as BNSF's top marketing officer KCS, Dallas short line reach track purchase, interchange agreement Paris subway station adds 'rapid-moving' walkway Hamburg metro places additional rail-car order with Bombardier-ALSTOM consortium

December 17

Licensing program places security seal on UP's trademarks Six Sigma will produce $67 million in annual savings, NS says Kerr-McGee opting out of U.S. wood-tie supply market Texas short line's T&E workers vote for UTU

December 16

Contract puts NS' carmen on same work-rule page Lacombe out, Genesee & Wyoming's Marshall (temporarily) in as Australian railroad's CEO FRA provides crossing-safety-enhancing grants to 10 states BNSF expands guaranteed carload service, surpasses 10,000th on-time or money-back intermodal load GO Transit orders 20 'new-generation' Bombardier BiLevel cars Barcelona metro places $296.5 million order with ALSTOM-led consortium

December 13

Talk about change: Tellier leaves CN for Bombardier; CN promotes Harrison to top spot UP, NS expand 'Blue Streak' intermodal service UP's Davidson to address RailtecMéxico attendees DART named 'Public Sector Agency of the Year' by Dallas/Fort Worth business council A new fiscal fitness program: WMATA proposes FY2004 budget Switzerland's Lausanne selects ALSTOM to supply automatic rubber-tyred metro

December 12

More rail-car orders, more workers on tap for Greenbrier's Gunderson Rail Services TTX doubles 2003 rail-car purchasing program Elections bring new faces to IANA's board

December 11

BNSF converts Kansas City traffic-control tower into modern 'point' Glasnost: Russian union leaders to discuss labor-relation strategies with BLE, other U.S. union officials To be safer, push for personal accountability, says KCS safety leader SEPTA recruits, promotes HR managers BART awards parking-permit-management contract to Clancy Systems NJ Transit orders 100 Bombardier multi-level cars

December 10

NS' capital spending to increase more than 13 percent next year Onto the PRB: DM&E topples another obstacle Safety: BNSF's signal-department workers walk the walk

December 9

RailAmerica cranks up carloads in November CSX's Snow nets presidential nod as treasury secretary Puget Sound & Pacific to operate UP line Port of Oakland awards people-mover consulting contract to Jakes Associates MARTA inks $127 million car-repair pact with ALSTOM

December 6

STB releases draft environmental study of San Jacinto's proposed Houston line Intermodal loads increase for U.S., Canadian roads in November, but carload fortunes differ, AAR says Florida East Coast sells former Miami yard Amtrak tabs Crosbie for senior operations post A whiff of hope: Operator of California's 'Skunk' train files Chapter 11 reorganization

December 5

AAR offers 2002 Class I fact guide BNSF sales team targets more truck diversions ASLRRA solicits bidders to develop short-line industry database

December 4

FRA workshop aims to 'take the mystery' out of the RRIF loan process, encourage participation UP green lights signal upgrade in Elmhurst, Ill. Pink slips and red-letter days: RailAmerica cuts staff, promotes five execs Wisconsin approves loans to five shippers planning rail-related projects High-speed Talgo train clocked at 157.5 mph Korean rolling-stock supplier acquires additional virtual prototyping software

December 3

Nober named STB chairman NS, coil-processing provider open specialized steel transload center in Atlanta Former Burlington Northern CEO Grayson dies UP places six-year, 1 million plastic-composite tie order with North American Technologies Retired UTU Vice President Wotaszak dies

December 2

CPR takes home DaimlerChrysler's top honor a third time Montreal, Maine & Atlantic taps Grindrod for top-exec post, prepares for January startup Short line secures tentative carmen agreement BLE, Teamsters team up to organize Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Houston METRO to break ground on TMC transit center Laney joins Amtrak board << Previous Next >>
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