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Amtrak train collides with CSX freight in South Carolina, two killed, dozens injured

February 4, 2018

Amtrak train collides with CSX freight in South Carolina, two killed, dozens injured

Amtrak Train 91, the Miami-bound Silver Star, collided with a CSX freight train near Cayce, S.C., around 2:45 a.m., killing two and injuring more than 100.


Arkansas-Oklahoma Railroad adds Two Santa Fe GP35s

February 1, 2018

Arkansas-Oklahoma Railroad adds Two Santa Fe GP35s

Donoley, a former Rock Island employee, said the ex-Santa Fe GP35s will soon wear AOK’s red and yellow paint scheme, very appropriate to the former Rock Island tracks they’ll be running on.


New Hampshire’s Conway Scenic Railroad Sold to New Owners

January 30, 2018

New Hampshire’s Conway Scenic Railroad Sold to New Owners

New Hampshire’s Conway Scenic Railroad has been sold to Profile Mountain Holdings Corp., according to a report in the Conway Daily Sun.


South Shore expands in Gary, Indiana

January 29, 2018

South Shore expands in Gary, Indiana

Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad has leased an additional five miles of track on the northeast side of Gary, Ind., designed to help improve interchange with Canadian National.


Cindy Sanborn to Union Pacific

January 27, 2018

Cindy Sanborn to Union Pacific

Cindy Sanborn has joined Union Pacific as Regional Vice President Transportation – Western Region, effective this February.


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.