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Rail News: December 2003

December 30

AAR data: Year-to-date carloads flat, intermodal traffic flourishing

Keokuk Junction Railway can skip environmental assessment to acquire Illinois line, STB says

On the road to the Super Bowl: UP's historical steam locomotive

Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems appoints McNamara VP, COO

A. Stucki: Losing two long-time execs to retirement, gaining new president

GNER Holdings can submit bid to operate London's Integrated Kent Rail Franchise, SRA says

December 29

NS charging Carolina Power & Light 'unreasonably high' coal rates, STB says

BLE: Another city seeks safer locomotive remote-control guidelines

Caltrain proposes 20-year plan

NS promotes basic safety practices at system-wide workshops

December 23

Judge rules in favor of MARTA in fare-collection system contract dispute

CPR to test RailPower's Green Goat in winter conditions

Ohio River terminals primed to provide container-on-barge services, study says

UTU-represented NICTD workers ratify six-year contract

Brotherhood of Railway Carmen's Anderson to leave hospital board post

December 22

Genesee & Wyoming purchases Georgia-Pacific's three short lines

Johnstown America completes delivery of high-capacity intermodal cars

Sierra Railroad hopes to have legendary 'Skunk' tourist train smelling like a rose again

Utility, Class Is resolve rate dispute during technical conference, STB says

LA MTA, UTU reach tentative labor agreement

Union Switch & Signal appoints Borman CFO

December 19

Ohio coke plant to be a future NS customer

UP relocates bridge as part of plan to bypass Kansas town

Alameda Corridor to be completely grade separated by spring

TieTek receives ISO 9001-2000 certification

December 18

Sound off: FRA issues interim final rule on train horns

CPR launches remote-control locomotives, adds double-stack cars to increase intermodal train capacity

Arbitrators' decision on TFM purchase agreement to come early next year, KCS' Haverty says

BNSF begins PRB coal moves under Georgia Power contract

National Rail Car to expand, renovate Texas car-repair facility

December 17

Descending telecommunication-asset values to dampen NS' fourth-quarter earnings

Rude workers, passengers a travel industry problem, survey says

BLE members ratify national contract with U.S. roads

Cubic to integrate customer-service software

Cattron-Theimeg names Doxtater quality director

Midland Manufacturing appoints Gorman to top engineering post

December 16

NS subsidiaries' fused system targets shipment tracing across truck, rail

UP, Stillwater Central to relocate line serving Oklahoma military reservation

Indiana Rail Road announces two appointments

Arzoon appoints Sickler CEO to succeed co-founder Dibachi

December 15

Johnstown America to finish filling UP's 600 coal-car order

CSX Corp. SVP Fogarty to succeed retiring Grassi as CSX World Terminals CEO

Watco Cos.' new safety head strives to halve accidents, injuries in 2004

Ocean carrier expands container fleet

December 12

Canadian steelworkers union targets CN's, CPR's trackworkers

U.S. roads set another annual intermodal traffic record, AAR says

BMWE to continue merger talks with the Teamsters

STB seeks Class I input to calculate the industry's annual cost of capital

Minor-Lawrence to fill new TriMet workforce development position

President Bush installs Van Tine as acting USDOT deputy secretary while awaiting Senate confirmation

December 11

Employees help BNSF preserve peak-season form for UPS

Direct-connect communication devices coming to NJ Transit

AAR data: U.S., Canadian roads finally on positive side of year-to-date carload ledger

Railroads ready to tackle large-vehicle moves, Pacific Harbor Line says

December 10

CPR, steelworkers union reach tentative agreement

OmniTRAX, public partners seek to pump up Port of Churchill's volume

December 9

CN's Edison to quarterback BC Rail integration

UP obtains another hazmat spill-sealing system

Indiana Rail Road continues to cut coal-train cycle times

GE Transportation Systems to become umbrella organization unit GE Rail

Australian Railroad Group restructures debt

December 8

BLE members bless Teamsters merger

CN, BC Rail seek tourist-train operator

Canada needs to consider mounting transportation capacity crunch, CPR's Ritchie says

Triple Crown marks 3 millionth truckload

Beyond the Alameda Corridor: ACTA to ratchet up L.A. region's intermodal capability

December 5

AAR traffic data: U.S., Canadian roads register gains in November

Buffalo & Pittsburgh to lease, operate CSXT's Pennsylvania line

PATH adds train-tracking system to temporary World Trade Center site station

Great Canadian Railtour Co. proposes new route, locomotive

Canadian agency orders representation election at CPR, UTU says

December 4

Intermodal: UP, Ferromex launch expedited, all-rail L.A.-to-Mexico service

BMWE members picket Amtrak maintenance facility to protest trackwork outsourcing

UP improves intermodal terminal's gate security by adding fingerprint-scanning system

Twin Cities & Western promotes Wegner, Anderson

December 3

Safety: BNSF initiative promotes awareness to avoid adjacent-track incidents

Rail-car orders to rise, but casting crunch will constrain near-term production, EPA says

CSXI partners with REZ-1 to improve trailer program

NS relocates Manassas crew-change center to avoid crossing delays

In memoriam: BLE state legislative board chairman Blake

December 2

NS shakes up senior-level staff

CPR outsources computer infrastructure to IBM

No end in sight to surging intermodal volume

BLE, CN's Grand Trunk Western reach tentative agreement

December 1

Class Is pool box cars to provide tip-top fleet

Senate blesses rail-safety improvement bill

RailAmerica expands Michigan short-line roster

Metro-North names Herrington first female operations chief

Pennsylvania short line to lease, operate CSXT's track

Oerlikon transit subsidiary names Mercier chief operating officer

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