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Rail News: July 2006

July 31

Thelen, Heilig assume VP posts at NS

TransCore acquires rail tracking software provider IntelliTrans

July 28

CTA, Bombardier finalize 406-car order

UP adds former White House Chief of Staff Card as director

Four Rivers Transportation appoints, promotes execs at two short lines

FreightCar America's second-quarter sales, income and backlog go up; car orders come down

July 27

Providence and Worcester to begin using newly built Rhode Island corridor in August

Canadian government earmarks more than $11 million for crossing improvements

RailAmerica's second-quarter operating ratio rises, income falls

Wabtec boosts second-quarter income, restructures to control costs

July 26

NS sets quarterly high-water marks for revenue, income and carloads

CPR's second-quarter revenue and income rise, operating ratio falls

Cashman to succeed McClure as CIT Rail Resources president

July 25

BNSF sets revenue and income records in year's second quarter

Connecticut DOT, Metro-North to award $522 million M-8 car contract to Kawasaki

California Transportation Commission allocates millions to transit agencies

Bordner takes reins as Maryland Midland's president and CEO

Railmark Holdings changes Coe Rail's name to historic 'Michigan Air-Line' moniker

July 24

KCS, NS joint venture to start Meridian Speedway trackwork in August

CSXI to boot up load matching tool

MotivePower to remanufacture five NJ Transit switchers

GE Rail Services promotes Schitter to VP of sales

July 21

CN attains all-time-low operating ratio, all-time-high revenue in second quarter

UP to build terminal near San Antonio next year

BNSF names Williams AVP of service design

Twin Cities & Western celebrates 15th anniversary

WMATA to upgrade car washers

July 20

UP sets revenue and carload records, lowers operating ratio in second quarter

CN and BMWED agree to resume contract talks, ending one-day strike

ARCI data: Car deliveries climb, orders and backlog fall in second quarter

Pickett to serve fourth term as Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen president

Greater Cleveland RTA names Kelley board VP

July 19

CSX sets revenue and income records, lowers operating ratio in second quarter

BMWED launches strike at CN to prompt contract resolution

NS purchases two RailPower switcher conversion kits

Miner Enterprises files federal patent infringement lawsuit against A. Stucki

July 18

Iowa Interstate closes on Great Western acquisition

Progress Rail subsidiary to acquire CSXT's Kentucky shop

BNSF counts on campaign to help prevent track buckles

UP's fourth 'Heritage Series' locomotive honors Chicago & North Western's workers

July 17

New name, new schedule for MBTA's Providence-to-Stoughton line

Genesee & Wyoming registers carload gains in June, second quarter

Sturtz joins Global Railway as COO

July 14

New Mexico's Rail Runner launches service

Watco to acquire Minnesota, Dakota & Western from Boise Cascade

Burgeoning coal and intermodal traffic bodes well for rail-car demand, FTR says

Altamont agency increases fares, adds trains

BNSF creates council to address transportation supervisors' concerns

July 13

BNSF appoints Haynes to succeed retiring AVP Sturgeon

TieTek forms six-person advisory board

Kondek joins Aspectus Video Intelligence as president, CEO

July 12

Brookville Equipment to build environmentally friendly locomotives for Metro-North, Staten Island Railroad

RailAmerica's carloads decline for fifth-straight month

Teamsters Rail Conference solicits first responders' support for 'safe rails' campaign

July 11

BNSF provides workers tips to avoid slips and trips

July 10

U.S. railroads register carload gain, set coal volume record in June, AAR says

July 7

BNSF sets Powder River Basin train loading record in June

WMATA, ATU agree on four-year deal

UTU, steelworkers union to share knowledge and resources

July 6

Emergency board seeks to resolve SEPTA, BLET dispute

California ports launch plan to cut air emissions

South Florida RTA appoints Scott chairman, Barreiro vice chairman

Carter & Burgess acquires Day Wilburn Associates

RailPower scales back 2006 production goal by 40 switchers

Santa Clara VTA hires Hursh as deputy maintenance director

July 5

AAR data: About halfway through 2006, U.S. roads continue to move more carloads

CSXI, UP to drop 'STAX' domestic container program

CN, UTU agree on contract covering Bessemer Subdivision T&E workers

LA MTA appoints Molina chairman

Teamsters' rail conference elects officers

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