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Rail News: October 2007

October 31

North Carolina Railroad to explore cost of adding Goldsboro-to-Greensboro commuter track

October 30

CPR drives up revenue and income, drives down operating ratio

U.S. Class I workforce shrinks slightly in September

Pinsly Railroad Chairman Silver retires

MHF Logistical Solutions selects Piatak to serve as president & CEO

October 29

Kansas City Southern de México, Mexican city team up to boost train velocity and reduce vandalism on rail corridor

A new chair for DART's board

Rail-car deliveries to total 64,500 this year and 57,500 in 2008, EPA says

Michigan State University sets dates for first-ever railway operations course

Mississippi Railcar buys Custom Rail Car; signs long-term pact to serve Chicago Freight Car as a 'preferred' maintenance service provider

October 26

AAR: Carloads up for Canadian railroads, down for U.S. roads last week

Illinois Commerce Commission OKs two grade crossing upgrade projects

L.B. Foster, GATX Rail register income gains

Veteran transit officials launch executive search firm

Nashville & Eastern Railroad kicks tires on GenSet switcher

October 25

KCS reports record income and lower operating ratio for the third quarter; updates international rail bridge project

Amtrak ridership tops 25.8 million, revenue reaches $1.5 billion in FY07

HNTB, Twin Mountain-Herzog fast-tracking New Mexico Rail Runner project

Northern Indiana commuter agency using RailComm dispatch control technology

October 24

Sluggish traffic demand drives down NS' revenue and income

BNSF increases PRB coal train loadings in October's first half

Wabtec and Harsco ring up more sales, increase income in the third quarter

HDR acquires PHAROS

October 23

BNSF sets all-time quarterly revenue, income and earnings records

Strong Canadian dollar, 'unfavorable' forest products market chop down CN's income

Fort Worth Transportation Authority seeks public input to narrow rail-station sites

Alstom lands 'very high speed' contract to develop Tangier-Casablanca rail link

October 22

Genesee & Wyoming to acquire majority stake in Maryland Midland Railway

PATH, UTU-represented tower operators reach tentative pact

Carmanah names Lattimore CEO

NS to install automated gate system at Ohio intermodal facility

October 19

U.S. railroads' carloads, intermodal loads continue to lag last year's levels, AAR says

MTA New York City Transit to increase service on two busy lines

Wisconsin & Southern close to wrapping up major rail replacement project

Oathout to succeed Arndt as TCU's international VP

Chicago Transit Authority awards composite-tie pact to TieTek

AAR OKs another Kelso Technologies pressure-relief valve

October 18

UP sets all-time quarterly revenue, traffic volume and operating ratio records

PATH to invest $500 million in train control technology

U.S. railroads remain on pace to set all-time-low train accident rate, AAR says

South Carolina Public Railways boots up Web-based RailSync system

A. Stucki adds chemical, mechanical engineer positions to engineering department staff

October 17

CSX boosts earnings, increases revenue and reduces operating ratio

Buckingham Branch Railroad signs on as Software-as-a-Service customer for RailComm's operations control system

Miner Enterprises appoints O'Donnell regional sales manager

October 16

CSX should implement seven measures to improve corporate governance and financial performance, TCI says

BNSF installs interoperable radio communication system

October 15

Northstar Commuter Rail project clears another funding hurdle

Delhi Metro Rail awards signaling equipment pact to Bombardier

Hansen joins RailWorks as VP of business development

October 12

U.S. and Canadian railroads register carload drop in October's first week, AAR says

October 11

Global Railway to acquire Canada Allied Diesel and affiliates by year's end

October 10

Canadian federal, provincial governments to provide $50 million for grade separation

Maryland Transit Administration promotes Wells to key operations post

Greenbrier to build 11,900 cars for GE, enter North American tank-car manufacturing market

Alstom, Balfour Beatty partner to create Signalling Solutions in the U.K.

RailComm to expand operations controller system at BNSF's Montana diesel shop

October 9

Illinois tax law and rising crude-oil prices will drive down third-quarter earnings, NS says

Riders grade MTA New York City Transit's 'J/Z Line' service a C-

Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad 'impressed' with NREC's environmentally friendly switcher

University of Denver welcomes new intermodal masters program class

October 8

Finger Lakes Railway to acquire control of Ontario Central Railroad

Pacer names Bailey EVP of strategy, organizational development

October 5

U.S., Canadian railroads registered carload drops in September and the third quarter, AAR says

October 4

Key customer orders uni-level securement systems from Portec Rail Products

FTA provides two grants to Santa Clara Valley VTA for BART extension

October 3

UP, BNSF name successors for retiring executives

A. Stucki boots up revamped Web site

October 2

KCS promotes four execs, changes direct reports for others

UP, NS shorten Southeast-to-Los Angeles intermodal route

Ansaldo STS to build another portion of Naples' new metro line

Harsco shakes up senior management team as part of CEO transition

Standard Car Truck acquires ZefTek

RailComm to supply dispatch control system to Texas commuter-rail agency

October 1

FCM's Gilstad donates $1 million to help establish railway management course at Michigan State University

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