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Rail News: August 2004

August 31

Genesee & Wyoming subsidiaries land deals to lease Illinois railroad's assets, acquire Georgia branch line

Done deal Down Under: RailAmerica completes Freight Australia sale

BNSF bids adieu to Boeing's 757 business

August 30

RMI introduces weekly index of short-line traffic data

August 27

Intermodal loads dominate U.S. roads' weekly traffic gains; carloads do same for Canadian roads, AAR says

Alaska Railroad opens state fair intermodal facility

CSX creates credit line with another minority owned bank

Citizens group proposes rail corridor as solution to I-81 traffic congestion

New York Regional Rail: Revenue roll can't compensate for mounting costs

MHF Logistical Solutions moves 5,000th rail car carrying contaminated soil

August 26

BNSF thanks truckers for prosperous intermodal relationship

KCS obtains industrial spur in Mississippi to increase carloads, cut costs

Online shipper/transloader matching service draws interest in first 30 days, BNSF says

CN, UTU to discuss U.S. crews' safety vest concerns

August 25

Livonia, Avon & Lakeville appoints top officers

Year-old WMATA police unit meets crime prevention mandate

Raritan Central to serve second New Jersey industrial park

To EACH its own: East Camden & Highland boots up new Web site

Horizon Lines to add 900 units to refrigerated-container arsenal

August 24

CSXT, NS to exchange about $774 million worth of Conrail's debt securities

BNSF appoints Goodall, Freeman to new AVP positions

Santa Clara VTA appoints Miller to head land development division

BMWE members to vote on proposed Teamsters merger

Colorado transportation authority to restore freight service on 33-mile line

Private investor Washburn joins Greenbrier's board

August 23

BNSF serves another super-sized container ship at Long Beach port

RailRunner inaugurates Indiana-to-Florida intermodal service

Alameda Corridor authority appoints Preusch CFO

Transplace names Cashman CTO, Chiodo VP of sales

August 20

AAR traffic update: U.S. roads still on a roll, TFM narrows year-over-year gaps

Transport Canada lowers speed limit, steps up investigation following CN derailment on Alberta line

WMATA replenishes SmarTrip card supply

Ohio enacts law allowing cities to create quiet zones, ban train whistles

BNSF superintendent ends 53-year railroading career

August 19

CSXT, NS add advertising campaign, cameras to crossing safety strategies, UTU says

MARTA appoints four board members

U.S. transportation industry needs to increase implementation pace of container security systems, report says

E-business: Louisville & Indiana customers begin to bill cars online

Oerlikon Contraves names Stadler president, CEO

August 18

Alaska Railroad to adopt distributed power to pull longer trains from North Pole

Railroad places PC order to complete conductor work-order reporting system

August 17

NS to exchange some unsecured debt securities to extend maturity date

CSXT ready to roll out new online shipping instructions tool

KCS envisions Web-based prescription eyewear program to cut safety equipment costs

Providence and Worcester's revenue on the rise, but so are expenses

WMATA adds six transit agencies to online trip planner

STB considers seven cases at open voting conference

August 16

Intermodal: L.A. port sets policy promoting more reliance on rail

Coal shipper shouldn't be allowed to seek federal arbitration in rate case, CPR says

Greenbrier's rail-car backlog a boon to Gunderson plant's production

August 13

RailAmerica subsidiary to purchase CSXT Ohio line

2Q Financials: Global Railway increases revenue

Kyocera to increase production at Mexican plant, open California office

TranSystems appoints Hopkins to lead eastern business sector

August 12

Ethanol plant opens on Indiana Rail Road line

AAR report: Rail traffic up in U.S., Canada, Mexico

Chicago's Metra adds parking at two stations

Magnus L.L.C. appoints Perillo to VP post

August 11

BNSF, dispatchers union set contract terms

CSX to pull listing from London Stock Exchange next month

Watco adds locomotives, personnel to beef up mechanical department

Cleveland Commercial Railroad to lease, operate Wheeling & Lake Erie line

August 10

North American intermodal industry's quarterly traffic-growth streak reaches nine, IANA says

Federal Highway Administration issues interim approval on wayside horn systems

BNSF to test locomotive cameras for two months

Florida East Coast Railway carries quarterly revenue load for parent company, lowers operating ratio

August 9

Transportation Services Index sets 14-year record for fourth-straight month

Class Is answer STB's call for fall peak service plans

VIA Rail, Canadian Auto Workers reach tentative three-year agreement

Amtrak's Pere Marquette service marks 20th anniversary

New York, New Jersey port authority approves rail bridge funds

August 6

Maryland Transit appoints former COO Taylor to planning post

U.S. roads to share wayside wheel-health data to prevent accidents, damage

AAR: U.S. roads seven-for-seven in monthly gains on both sides of traffic equation; others not hitting intermodal stride

CSXI's monthly fuel surcharge on the rise again in August

Intermodal: 'Big' not large enough word to describe BNSF customer's ship

August 5

BMWE, labor department settlement requires re-election of union president, secretary-treasurer

Florida East Coast Industries buys back shares from major stockholders

Trinity Industries increases quarterly revenue, but rising raw material prices reduce income

August 4

BNSF continues to close in on grade-crossing closure goal

Preliminary work on Northstar Corridor might proceed this year without state bonds

New York Regional Rail promotes Sage to president, GM of trucking arm

Johnstown America begins to fill First Union Rail's auto-carrier order

Greenbrier obtains TTX order for 1,100 intermodal wells

August 3

CSX creates $15 million credit line with more than a dozen minority owned banks

KCS appoints Brook VP, comptroller

Genesee & Wyoming increases second-quarter earnings despite North American, Australian operational snags

August 2

Montreal, Maine & Atlantic makes three executive appointments

BNSF Logistics receives top-10 ranking in 3PL shipper survey

TTCI names Moore Ede communications, train control scientist

TransSystems appoints Schmidt VP to oversee eastern U.S. offices

GE Inspection Technologies acquires Hocking NDT

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