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Rail News: October 2005

October 31

RailAmerica's earnings go up, but so do expenses

Canadian Hall of Fame announces 2005 inductees

October 28

Record busters: U.S. railroads register more than 250,000 intermodal loads in a week, AAR says

New York/New Jersey port authority displays design for new PATH cars

Providence and Worcester, UTU sign dotted line on eight-year contract

Emergency responders take UP's tank-car safety course at TTCI

GE Plastics introduces infrared-absorbing window application for public transit market

October 27

UP continues to follow operational, financial improvement path

GO Transit to add, adjust service on two lines

Florida East Coast boosts railway's revenue, operating profit

MBTA to conduct training drill on commuter-rail line

October 26

NS overcomes hurricane's wrath, fuel costs to earn record quarterly income

Third-quarter results: CSX posts record earnings, lowers operating ratio

SEPTA prepares for potential strike

Wabtec's third-quarter sales up, expenses down

L.B. Foster, CXT upgrade equipment at Nebraska concrete-tie plant

October 25

Third-quarter results: BNSF improves operating ratio more than 20 points, sets revenue record

CPR registers record revenue, reduces operating ratio in the third quarter

MBTA to expand commuter-rail lot

L.B. Foster to provide ties, continuous-welded rail for Utah rail line

HDR acquires transportation consulting firm S.R. Beard

October 24

Hawkins to succeed Endres as head of BNSF's governmental affairs

October 21

U.S. railroads set second intermodal traffic record in two weeks, AAR says

Maier to step down as RailPower's top exec

Hub Group sets quarterly net income record

October 20

RailWorks sells products/services division to newly formed Tangent Rail

RailPower obtains orders for nine Green Goats, names Garcia to board

October 19

CN's third-quarter report card: 'A' for earnings, income and operating ratio

Another year, another high-water mark for Amtrak's annual ridership

APTA report: All modes post second-quarter increases

Tri-Rail to unveil new Boca Raton station

Steel Dynamics to acquire rival Roanoke Electric Steel

RailWorks: List assumes chairman post, Levy takes top office

10East customizes handheld computer for the rail market

October 18

Global Railway to close down YSD Industries

TWU, UTU propose simultaneous strike at SEPTA

UP siding project under way in Portland

DART elects board officers, names director

Ohio railport installs warehouse management system

October 17

Rail-car deliveries still on the rise, two reports say

Long-time BNSF veterans Tolle, Grundmann to retire at year end

Belden, the 'heart and soul' of UTU's national legislative office, dies

Mohall Central to acquire, Northern Plains Railroad to operate BNSF's North Dakota line

October 14

U.S. railroads' carload traffic finally succumbs to weather-related woes, AAR says

UP orders 111 environmentally friendly switchers from RailPower, MotivePower

Strike at major customer's mine leads Ontario Northland to furlough workers, defer spending

New York MTA names new police chief

October 13

Amtrak board approves resolution to create Northeast Corridor subsidiary

BNSF, UP alter maintenance plan for joint Powder River Basin line

Newton to head Cattron's North American rail services

Amtrak trains to reach 95 mph in Michigan

Harsco Track Technologies adds ballast cleaning to service portfolio

October 12

GE Rail Services adds Emro, Schitter to management staff

Schneider National opens logistics office in China, closes loop on motion-based training simulators in North America

October 11

Small roads using RailSync services surpass 50 mark, Railinc says

October 10

WMATA completes summer trackwork

CN police officers union ratifies two-year contract extension

October 7

Not even hurricane-related traffic hiccups are slowing U.S. railroads' carload gains, AAR says

UP caps off four-year crossing signage project

DMJM Harris promotes Chmielinski to president, COO

Cornerstone Systems opens Boston-area office

October 6

Congestion at major U.S. ports in the 'low' category, retail federation report says

Pittsburgh port authority to gather public comments on Maglev project

KCS makes advances on e-commerce curve

Longtime chair Williams to retire from San Diego MTS board

Vest assumes Genesee & Wyoming VP post

October 5

BLET organizes 13th short line in three years

GO Transit orders 26 locomotives from MotivePower

Talgo/Bombardier to provide high-speed trains, power heads for Spanish railway

Kohut out, McManaman in as Global Railway's chief exec

Greenbrier appoints Wilsted to oversee operations, corporate development

Kelso Technologies lands Mexican patent for pressure relief valve

October 4

NS reopens Katrina-damaged intermodal terminal, yard in Big Easy

October 3

It's official: RailAmerica adds Alcoa's four roads to short-line roster

Contract squabbles continue for SEPTA, TWU

Thompson, Owen resign from Global Railway's board

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