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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

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