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Brookfield Asset Management to purchase Genesee & Wyoming in $9 billion deal

July 1, 2019

Brookfield Asset Management to purchase Genesee & Wyoming in $9 billion deal

Accoridng to a report by Reuters, Toronto-based Brookfield Asset Management has reached an agreement to purchase Genesee & Wyoming Industries for nearly $9 billion.


Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad named Norfolk Southern Shortline of The Year

June 19, 2019

Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad named Norfolk Southern Shortline of The Year

On June 11, Norfolk Southern presented the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad with its Short Line of the Year award, the second industry recognition for DL this year.


Union Pacific Big Boy Prepares for “Great Race Across the Midwest”

June 13, 2019

Union Pacific Big Boy Prepares for “Great Race Across the Midwest”

The Big Boy No. 4014 is headed back out on the Union Pacific system beginning July 8 for the “Great Race Across the Midwest,” taking it through Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Wyoming.


CSX Panhandle Line Sold to RailUSA

June 4, 2019

CSX Panhandle Line Sold to RailUSA

The on again, off again sale of the CSX Florida Panhandle route to RailUSA LLC subsidiary Florida Gulf & Atlantic finally has been consummated on June 3.


Kansas City Southern Trims Roster in Diesel Auction

June 4, 2019

Kansas City Southern Trims Roster in Diesel Auction

A large group of 20-year-old EMD SD70MAC road engines and much older end-cab switchers will be sold at public auction on June 26.


Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 Excursion in July to Benefit Museum

May 21, 2019

Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 Excursion in July to Benefit Museum

Union Pacific’s newly restored Big Boy locomotive No. 4014 will pull a special fundraising excursion benefitting the Union Pacific Museum July 15, 2019.


Clinchfield 800 to lead C&O 2716 Move in July

April 17, 2019

Clinchfield 800 to lead C&O 2716 Move in July

Clinchfield 800, a streamlined EMD F7 diesel built in 1948, has been assigned by CSX to lead Chesapeake & Ohio 2716 to its new home in Ravenna, Kentucky, at the end of July.


CSX, RJ Corman to Transport Historic Locomotive through Central Kentucky

April 15, 2019

CSX, RJ Corman to Transport Historic Locomotive through Central Kentucky

Thanks to cooperation from CSX and RJ Corman, Chesapeake & Ohio 2716 will be making a triumphant journey to Ravenna, Ky., July 26 through 28.


Former Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman Dies

March 7, 2019

Former Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman Dies

Former Amtrak CEO Joseph H. Boardman died while on vacation with family on March 7 after complications from a stroke days before.


Emery Rail Heritage Trust Awards $500,00 for Railway Preservation in 2019

February 26, 2019

Emery Rail Heritage Trust Awards $500,00 for Railway Preservation in 2019

The Emery Rail Heritage Trust awarded twenty-nine grants were totaling $500,000 for railway preservation projects across the country.