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Rail News: May 2006

May 31

North American container and trailer volume continues winning streak in the first quarter, IANA says

CSXI's fuel surcharge to rise 0.5 percentage points in June

RTA report: Tie purchases rise, production falls in April

Former CSX CEO Snow resigns as treasury secretary

Pacific Harbor Line purchases 16 MotivePower locomotives for $21 million

MARTA appoints Waters to oversee service planning and scheduling

May 30

Indiana Rail Road takes ownership of former CPR line

Lucas Oil Products subsidiary purchases Indiana short line

Seventy-six organizations form coalition to promote DM&E's PRB project

UP in midst of $6.1 million trackwork project in Iowa

May 26

GO Transit launches Stouffville Line extension

U.S. roads register highest weekly carload volume in 2006, AAR says

Pagonis, Curtis retain seats on RailAmerica's board

May 25

BNSF bulks up centerbeam fleet to move more lumber

GE's 1,000th Evolution Series locomotive to roll off assembly line

May 24

BNSF sets units-handled records

May 23

Minnesota legislature OKs measure to provide $60 million for Northstar commuter-rail line

NJ Transit helps inaugurate Weehawken ferry/train/bus terminal

UP to spend $10.1 million on California trackwork project

Nortel to supply switching centers to Chinese railway ministry

May 22

CSXT names Brown VP and chief transportation officer

British Columbia Railway seeks bulk marine terminal operator

Montana Rail Link, BLET set tentative agreement terms

Kelso Technologies boots up new Web site

May 19

New Illinois law allows cities to install cameras to enforce crossing regulations

BNSF, UP expand Powder River Basin joint line with third main track

Stillwater Central T&E workers say 'no' to joining BLET a second time

Chalich to head Northern Plains Railroad's sales and marketing

May 18

Trinity appoints McWhirter, Menzies and Perry to top management posts

Schneider National arm to provide Chicago-area warehousing services to Wal-Mart

May 17

Florida East Coast Railway VP and CFO Bramlitt to take on parent company's controller duties

Huron & Eastern Railway workers join the BLET

Dunham to remove 'interim' from MARTA police chief title

May 16

Caterpillar to acquire Progress Rail Services

Watco sells West Virginia short line to Four Rivers Transportation

Transit-rail engineering veteran Long retires from LTK

Small roads register carload gain in the first quarter, RMI says

Providence and Worcester's revenue and expenses rise

May 15

KCS appoints four execs to key financial posts

Capital spending shows U.S. roads are serious about tackling capacity and service issues, Fitch Ratings says

CN bans night-time train horns in Ontario town

May 12

Allegheny County port authority appoints Bland CEO

Montreal transit agency to negotiate subway car contract with Bombardier

Wausaukee Composites to provide ALSTOM various components for WMATA cars

May 11

CTA contracts Bombardier to manufacture up to 706 heavy-rail cars

FRA, WMATA unveil passenger-rail emergency evacuation simulator

Western Canada's container and export coal traffic to more than double in a decade, study says

Shirley to succeed Demmert as Griffin Wheel's president

May 10

Minnesota, BNSF reach financial agreement for Northstar commuter-rail line

Railinc drops RailSync suite from product portfolio

New Hope Valley Railway to mark 100th anniversary

Three small roads purchase Short Line Data Systems' electronic dispatching system

May 9

BNSF, UP to build more mainlines and move more coal in the Powder River Basin

Quality Railway Services acquires W.H. Leary's electronics repair business

May 8

Toronto's GO Transit contracts Aecon Group to construct grade separation

ARI sets car delivery, financial records in the first quarter

G. W. Peoples Contracting names Schaffold operations manager

May 5

AAR data: U.S. and Canadian railroads post intermodal gains, carload declines in April

Federated Railways purchases Tuscola & Saginaw Bay Railway

UP beefs up refrigerated rail-car fleet to keep up with frozen-food traffic

WMATA proposes to open some stations to vendors

Trinity, Andersons' Rail Group add cars to lease fleets in first quarter

May 4

Metra to build new Edison Park depot

Harsco installs Gerson as first CIO, boots up revamped Web site

Prime Railway to produce car doors in place of shuttered YSD plant

May 3

Red River Valley & Western appoints Thompson president and COO

Genesee & Wyoming boosts North American revenue and income despite struggling Mexican operations

New York/New Jersey port authority elects officers

Chartwell International buys Middletown and New Jersey Railway

Twin Cities & Western promotes Wegner to EVP and COO

Staveley Services forms division to offer oil analysis services to North American rail industry

May 2

KCS continues Class Is' streak of first-quarter revenues up, operating ratios down

KCS, NS seal deal on Meridian Speedway joint venture

CTA to rehab Clark Junction

Palendat to manage CSXI's trucking operations

Pacific Rail Services' Memphis intermodal yard workers to join Teamsters Rail Conference

Former WMATA GM White joins engineering firm DMJM Harris

NS to repurchase small amounts of stock, CN to sell debt securities

May 1

Marshall retires as Genesee & Wyoming's vice chairman

Metrolink inks $4.5 million deal with J.L. Patterson to provide flagging, inspection services

GATX Rail registers more income, acquires more freight cars in the first quarter

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