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Rail News: July 2004

July 30

AAR traffic update: U.S. roads set fifth weekly intermodal volume record in 2004

Expenses take a large bite out of RailAmerica's second-quarter earnings

Texas grants to help five railroads obtain RailPower hybrid switchers

FCM orders six tampers, one grinder from Harsco Track Technologies

GATX promotes Ciancio, Duddy to SVP

July 29

CPR's second-quarter revenue surpasses $1 billion, operating ratio drops to 78

2Q: KCS registers fifth-straight quarter of revenue growth, earns net income vs. loss

Tex-Mex adds second agent to canine patrol unit

BLET wins 10th small road election since 2001

July 28

NS holds down costs, raises record revenue during the second quarter

LA MTA cuts workers' compensation costs

CSX's quarterly financial results reflect service problems, higher costs

CPR, local agencies to conduct haz-mat accident response drill in Wisconsin

South Florida RTA appoints citizen advisory committee member

AAR releases annual Class I analysis report

TNT Logistics to manage rail transportation at K.C. automotive facility

July 27

Financials: BNSF reports record quarterly freight revenue, earnings

CSXT caps off two-year infrastructure improvement project near Chicago

South Florida RTA increases morning, afternoon rush hour service

Consolidated Rail, CSXT, NS follow through on plan to restructure Conrail's debt

New Hope Valley Railway celebrates centennial

Druten joins KCS' board

Greenbrier chairman files suit to prevent company from adopting 'poison pill'

July 26

UP agrees to sell Sacramento yard site to real estate developer

STB reschedules open voting conference to hearing date on small road line abandonment procedures

Carmen Division lodge appoints Wilhelm acting local chairman

Second-quarter financial scorecard: Wabtec increases sales, reduces debt

July 23

AAR traffic totals for week 28: U.S., Canadian roads remain on carload growth track

CPR claim seeks full freight-bill payment from coal shipper

TTX adds, modifies cars to keep up with railroads' rising equipment demands

Cattron-Theimeg obtains locomotive remote-control system orders from Belgian, Swiss railroads

New York Regional Rail settles yard-dumping suit

July 22

UP's mid-year financial report: Despite high traffic volume, sluggish service slashes earnings

North Carolina's Triangle Transit Authority obtains federal funds for commuter-rail line

Majority of CAW-represented workers approve strike as option to prompt VIA Rail contract negotiations

KCS partners with Mississippi transportation department to improve, close crossings

Holland acquires E. O. Paton International

July 21

CSXT's car shops in overdrive to increase coal hopper supply

Amtrak, Pennsylvania ready to resume Keystone Corridor plan

BNSF employees remain 'On Guard' for suspicious items, activity

Cleveland participates in program linking home buying to public transportation

Rail-car orders, deliveries still on the rise, ARCI says

Portec Rail Products to acquire Salient Systems

July 20

Fluid network key to CN's second-quarter, first-half financial success

Truckers' recently revised hours-of-service rules are illegal, federal appellate court says

Bombardier appoints Pihl to head finance

VIA Rail partners with Expedia to expand online offerings

Rail Transit '04 coming to Baltimore in fall

UTU-represented Rochester & Southern workers ratify first contract in three years

July 19

AAR traffic update: U.S., Canadian roads continue to pump up volume past year's midpoint

BNSF's prevention program targets trespasser fatalities

National Mediation Board offers online 'help desk'

Software companies team up to provide transit project management tools

SSA Global acquires Arzoon's assets

July 16

UP to construct child development center near Omaha digs

Midwestern track maintenance workers ratify CN contract

Iowa Interstate promotes EVP Miller to president

July 15

CN: BC Rail now a done deal

Steelroads Web site expands short-line event reporting tool

July 14

Greenbrier more than doubles quarterly revenue, records record rail-car backlog

Appeals court rules in favor of New York Regional Rail in adverse abandonment case

Rail America posts monthly, year-to-date carload gains

Parsons Brinckerhoff creates "place making" division

BNSF unveils 'online marketplace' to connect shippers, transloaders

July 13

Union Pacific, AAR respond to NY Times grade crossing safety series

CPR selects NS' TransWorks for intermodal platform

Former UTU presidents receive two-year sentences

July 12

CSXI charging fee to pick up empty intermodal equipment in southern California

BLET members elect northern district general committee officers

July 9

UP to control carload volume as fall peak preparation measure

Through June, U.S. roads show no signs of traffic slowdown, AAR says

U.S. roads register huge gain with first-half grain moves, USDOT says

Alameda Corridor's governing board: Chairman Colonna, Vice Chairman Hahn switch seats

July 8

KCS boots up Web-based car tracing application

BNSF adds shutdown systems to three Vancouver terminal switchers

NS special agent ranks as second-ever railroad police officer to attend FBI academy

Dallas, Garland & Northeastern to lease, operate UP line

July 7

Economy's still on a roll: April's Transportation Services Index sets another monthly record

VRE adds parking at Woodbridge station

CN secures terms for $800 million debt offering

BLET elects general committee members, vice chairmen

UTU-represented Rochester & Southern workers weigh ratification of five-year pact

Portec Rail appoints Caroli to head international business development

July 6

Piping up: CPR moving millions of pounds of large-diameter pipe from Canadian mill to America's Heartland

Metra to build bigger Schaumburg station

Central Illinois Railroad can begin operating Peoria-area branch line, STB says

UTU committee to map out union's modernization path

Pittsburgh short line purchases Digital Concepts' traffic-control system

July 2

Canadian competition bureau blesses CN's BC Rail deal

RailAmerica: Australian competition commission gives Freight Australia sale stamp of approval

Charlotte trolley system stages a comeback

Timber Rock Railroad leases another Texas line from BNSF

SEPTA Web site gets a makeover

CN implements ENSCO's track-asset management system

July 1

KCS one-third of the way to closing 15 grade crossings by year end

On a revenue roll: New York Regional Rail's trucking arm carries two-month load

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