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CSX hires Edmond Harris as VP Operations

January 8, 2018

CSX hires Edmond Harris as VP Operations

CSX announced today that Edmond L. Harris has been named executive vice president of operations, effective immediately.


Brightline to Begin Limited Service Week of January 8

January 2, 2018

Brightline to Begin Limited Service Week of January 8

Florida’s privately-funded higher-speed passenger rail system is set to debut limited service the week of January 8.


Trains Crew Hospitalized After Locomotives Collide in Alabama

December 29, 2017

Trains Crew Hospitalized After Locomotives Collide in Alabama

Four railroad employees were airlifted to an area hospital with serious injuries resulting from a locomotive collision on the Alabama & Gulf Coast Railway in Pickensville, Ala., on December 28.


CSX In Talks With Officials Regarding Howard Street Tunnel Project

December 26, 2017

CSX In Talks With Officials Regarding Howard Street Tunnel Project

Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh and members of Maryland’s congressional delegation met with CSX officials just before the Christmas holiday to discuss the Howard Street Tunnel expansion project.


CN Could Owe Mississippi Village 50 Years of Back Taxes

December 26, 2017

CN Could Owe Mississippi Village 50 Years of Back Taxes

Canadian National owes more than $800,000 in back taxes to the rural community of Glendora, Miss., a village with an annual budget of $100,000.


CSX names James Foote President and CEO

December 22, 2017

CSX names James Foote President and CEO

Following the sudden passing of Hunter Harrison due to complications from his medical condition on December 16, the CSX board of directors unanimously named James Foote as president and chief executive officer on December 22.


General Electric will build 200 new locomotives for Canadian National

December 22, 2017

General Electric will build 200 new locomotives for Canadian National

General Electric announced on December 21 it will be producing 200 new diesels for Canadian National, its largest new locomotive order from a Class 1 railroad since 2014.


NTSB Says Speed a Factor in Amtrak Derailment

December 20, 2017

NTSB Says Speed a Factor in Amtrak Derailment

Preliminary reports from the National Transportation Safety Board indicate that speed was a factor in Monday’s derailment of Amtrak Train 501 at DuPont, Wash., which killed three passengers and injured dozens more.


Amtrak Cacades Derailment Kills 3, Injures Dozens

December 19, 2017

Amtrak Cacades Derailment Kills 3, Injures Dozens

Amtrak Train 501 derailed on a sharp curve between Tacoma and Olympia, Wash., early Monday morning, killing 3 and injuring dozens as the train piled up on busy Interstate 5 paralleling the tracks.


New Portage Bridge Opens on Southern Tier Line

December 11, 2017

New Portage Bridge Opens on Southern Tier Line

After two years of construction across a 235-foot-deep river gorge in Letchworth State Park, Norfolk Southern has begun operating trains across the new Portageville Bridge on its Southern Tier Line.