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Rail News: July 2005

July 29

Florida East Coast posts double-digit percentage growth in revenue, operating profit

Strong second-quarter results reflect 'increasingly positive' market conditions, GATX says

UP appoints Bromley to 'historic' post

July 28

RailAmerica improves safety, operating ratio – and profits

Financial results improve for L.B. Foster in second quarter

Greenbrier names Nussrallah to head European operations

July 27

NS posts best-ever quarterly operating revenue, income

CSX records sixth-straight quarter of earnings growth

IPO, new plant help FreightCar America boost second-quarter sales, net income

Railinc implements parameter-tracing tool on Steelroads.com

July 26

For BNSF, another quarterly revenue record

Corridor expansion doesn't keep CPR from recording revenue growth

Surging freight-rail market drives Wabtec's second-quarter sales

Portec posts record quarter for sales, earnings

July 25

CPR increases capacity to Port of Vancouver

Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North order more Bombardier electric cars

New York DOT accepting comments on environmental study for CPR communications system upgrade

WMATA to begin operating eight-car trains

July 22

AAR weekly data: U.S. roads' traffic up; Canadian roads' and TFM's traffic down

Buffalo & Pittsburgh reopens Pennsylvania line

UTU appoints committee to ponder merger proposals

Wabtec, March Networks market digital locomotive video recorder

Swindells to join Greenbrier's board

July 21

2Q: CN's 61.2 operating ratio sets quarterly record

UP lowers operating ratio, raises income in the second quarter

Watco to lease KCS lines, launch three small roads

After closing third crossing this year, KCS has more closures on tap

L.A.'s Metrolink lands FRA grant to study 'sealed corridor' concept

Portec Rail joins Russell's newly formed small-cap index

July 20

Pacer to serve as Del Monte's sole 3PL

Hurley joins Genesee & Wyoming's board

BNSF to boot up Mincom's asset-management software

Cornerstone Systems appoints Veneklase account executive

July 19

Former UTU International Vice President Thornton dies

RailPower inks Green Goat assembly agreement with Super Steel

Capital Metro contracts Interfleet to provide support services for DMU procurement

Simmons Machine Tool names Collen VP of sales

Hamm joins Cornerstone Systems as account executive

July 18

Second-quarter rail-car orders, deliveries outpace first-quarter figures, ARCI says

NS launches trailer management program to meet fall peak equipment demand

Electrical workers' union agrees to add fifth year to CN contract

UP begins major trackwork project in Iowa

RFTrax appoints Felty to manage business development

July 15

Pittsburgh port authority's Skoutelas to join Parsons Brinckerhoff

AAR traffic update: Holiday week weakens U.S. railroads' carloads

Alameda Corridor's train traffic on the rise

CSX to boot up redesigned Web site July 18

CTA to expand fiber optic network

July 14

CPR, electrical workers' union agree on five-year contract

RailAmerica reports carload rise in June, first half

FreightCar America appoints Baun to head western region sales, Johnson to succeed the retiring Sornsen

North American Technologies secures financing deal with major shareholders to ramp up tie production

Chartwell International purchases 95 flat cars for waste-by-rail service

July 13

Dispatchers' union OKs two-year contract extension with CN

The Andersons rail unit acquires 1,600 freight cars

KCS to boot up Spear Technologies' asset management software

July 12

Louisiana senator drafts bill to seek safer crossings

Maryland Transit appoints Wells to head subway system

NS showcases interchange scorecard at short line meeting

Ohi-Rail to lease Wheeling & Lake Erie lines in Ohio

July 11

BNSF to exit rail-controlled trailer business by end of 2006

Las Vegas Monorail Co. to acquire management firm

Florida short line takes over former CSXT track

Class Is need to step up training to reduce safety risks, UTU's Thompson says

Safetran boots up business collaboration platform to improve IT

July 8

U.S. roads register traffic gains in the year's first half, AAR says

WMATA board committee endorses three yard expansion projects

Federal court to consider UTU's lawsuit against carriers' committee

Utility, BNSF to argue rate case before the STB

CSXI's truck dispatching device helps reduce driver turnover, traffic center calls

July 7

TCU to merge with machinists' union

BMWED to represent workers at another VAE Nortrak plant

Miami-Dade tabs URS to design aerial rail link

BNSF continues to re-paint locomotive fleet

DART names new police chief

July 6

Ohio tax law not a liability to NS' quarterly net income

CPR compiles trackwork component list for capacity expansion projects

CG Railway to lease track from New Orleans port

Iowa Interstate appoints one, promotes two

July 5

KCS appoints Rión to TFM's top post

Teamsters Canada Rail Conference members ratify two CN contracts

CTA begins third phase of Red Line rehab project

RailComm installs remote-control yard automation system at chemical shipper's Alabama plant

July 1

AAR traffic update: U.S. roads remain in traffic groove; Canadian roads and TFM still in carload slump

KCS appoints Grimes AVP of business development

VAE Nortrak's Wyoming employees ratify first-ever labor contract, join BMWED

Global Railway's YSD to supply doors for 150 box cars

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