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NS, CSX Asks STB to Dismiss Amtrak’s Effort to Force Deal on Gulf Coast

April 13, 2021

NS, CSX Asks STB to Dismiss Amtrak’s Effort to Force Deal on Gulf Coast

In March, Amtrak asked the STB to force CSX and Norfolk Southern to permit the operation of two daily passenger trains east of New Orleans.


Western Maryland Scenic to Open in May

April 12, 2021

Western Maryland Scenic to Open in May

Officials say that Chesapeake & Ohio 1309 will not run until mid-summer when they “satisfied that it is 100 percent ready.”


Iowa Pacific Deal Leaves Group on the Hook For Repairs, Moving Costs

April 9, 2021

Iowa Pacific Deal Leaves Group on the Hook For Repairs, Moving Costs

Historical society says it’s looking to sell two F-units after equipment leased to Iowa Pacific was vandalized and strewn about the country.


Amtrak to Resume Service in Vermont in July

April 8, 2021

Amtrak to Resume Service in Vermont in July

Amtrak trains have not run in Vermont since March 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic first arrived.


University of Iowa’s Football Train Comes to an End

April 8, 2021

University of Iowa’s Football Train Comes to an End

“Hawkeye Express” game day football specials to the University of Iowa will not run this fall, the school announced.


New Dual-Power Locomotives Arrive for Testing on NJ Transit

April 7, 2021

New Dual-Power Locomotives Arrive for Testing on NJ Transit

The new ALP-45 locomotives will replace New Jersey Transit’s fleet of PL42ACs that were built between 2003 and 2006.


With MRL on the Edge of Leveling Up, STB Raises Class I Threshold

April 7, 2021

With MRL on the Edge of Leveling Up, STB Raises Class I Threshold

Montana Rail Link asked the U.S. Surface Transportation Board to raise the revenue threshold to $900 million annually.


Pikes Peak Cog Railway to Reopen in May

April 6, 2021

Pikes Peak Cog Railway to Reopen in May

Colorado’s Broadmoor Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway has been closed since 2017 for a $100 million rebuild.


CP Rejects BNSF, NS Claim That Merger Needs Closer Look

April 5, 2021

CP Rejects BNSF, NS Claim That Merger Needs Closer Look

Canadian Pacific said using newer guidelines would delay its merger with Kansas City Southern.


BNSF, NS Ask STB to Take a Close Look at CP-KCS Merger

April 2, 2021

BNSF, NS Ask STB to Take a Close Look at CP-KCS Merger

The other Class Is asked the STB to treat the proposed Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern merger like any other major deal.