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Rail News: April 2007

April 30

McQuade to join CPR, become first female Class I COO

Ansaldo STS, Insigma partner to develop signal systems for Chinese lines

Vena succeeds Creel as CN's SVP, Eastern Region

Maryland Transit Administration police chief DeLeaver resigns

April 27

Sound Transit completes project list for transit ballot measure

Wabtec sets sales record, boosts earnings in first quarter

SEPTA to order another 16 cars from United Transit Systems

Railroad Signal International appoints Lane, Ortiz as regional managers

April 26

KCS drives up revenue and income, drives down operating ratio

CN appoints Miller to newly created chief safety officer post; promotes Creel to EVP of operations

Metro-North settles contract with 10 unions, reaches tentative agreements with six bargaining units

Midland Manufacturing to begin service trials for new gaging device

April 25

NS: Revenue, income tumble along with economy in first quarter

Canadian government to invest $9.3 million in grade crossing improvements

Ohio Central Railroad System to implement ExpressYard software at 10 short lines

April 24

Improved yields help propel BNSF to record first-quarter revenue

Despite tough sledding this winter, CPR posts 18 percent earnings gain

For CN, severe winter weather, UTU strike add up to a 10 percent net income hit

U.S. ranks second in maritime container traffic - BTS Report

NJ Transit conducts aerial survey to update rail system information

April 23

MBTA to improve radio communication systems in underground tunnels, stations

AAR weekly report: Carloads up, intermodal volume down for U.S. roads

NS orders Railpower kits to convert two switchers

April 20

FRA finds 78 rail defects during March inspection of CSXT's upstate New York track

Chicago mayor recommends Huberman for CTA president post

Steelhead acquires R-Mac Sales and Leasing

April 19

UP sets first-quarter revenue, income and operating ratio records

Back-to-work bill passes, ends UTU-Canada strike at CN

April 18

CSX registers record revenue, lower earnings and income

Rail Runner ready to open International Sunport station

New York & Atlantic appoints Westerfield acting president after Krebs retires

PPG acquires Champion Coatings' assets

April 17

South Florida RTA completes New River Bridge

BLET-represented engineers ratify CSXT single-system agreement

BART contracts Jacobs Group to oversee capital improvement projects

April 16

CN, UTU-Canada unable to reach agreement over the weekend

Thompson succeeds Drusch as CEO of two Minnesota short lines, one North Dakota regional

Alameda Corridor turns five, traces container traffic growth

Cattron-Theimeg's Neves to assume responsibility for South American sales

April 13

Wegner to succeed Drusch as Twin Cities & Western, Minnesota Prairie Line president

Patriot Rail to acquire control of Rarus Railway

ARINC to install supervisory control system on LIRR branch line

April 12

BART GM Margro to retire in June

Transportation Services Index tumbles in February

CN to lock out striking workers at various Canadian terminals

Balfour Beatty names two VPs

April 11

UTU-Canada resumes CN strike after members reject tentative pact

Roberts returns to NYCT to take presidential reins

AmeriCast Technologies acquires Atlas Castings and Technology

Kelso Technologies hires law firm, appoints rail advisory board chair

April 10

CN creates North American transportation services subsidiary

Illinois Commerce Commission to fund majority of six grade crossing projects

A. Stucki, subsidiaries under new ownership after management-led buyout

VAE Nortrak appoints three-member executive board to manage firm after Tuningley retires

Bombardier/Belam Riga consortium to provide signaling system for Uzbekistan railway

April 9

Northstar Corridor Development Authority to study proposed extension

U.S. roads ring up fewer carloads and intermodal loads in March, AAR says

President establishes second emergency board to investigate Metro-North, Teamsters labor dispute

NATK: CEO Kaufman resigns, Sullivan and Corcia to co-lead company

April 5

French railway, Alstom set world train speed record

Vossloh to acquire Cleveland Track Material

Greenbrier to close 'unprofitable' Canadian rail-car plant

CIT settles into new Chicago digs

April 4

Kinder Morgan acquires Canadian bulk marine terminal from British Columbia Railway

Schlosser joins Global Rail Systems as CEO; Taylor becomes CFO

April 3

Sarles succeeds Warrington as NJ Transit's executive director

Canadian MOW workers union contemplates CPR strike

Alaska Railroad registers lower freight, higher passenger revenue in 2006

RailAmerica COO Conklin retires

April 2

New York MTA reaches tentative agreements for 4,200 Metro-North employees

NS to pilot 10East's mobile business, preventative maintenance systems

Hulcher Services shuffles off to Buffalo

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