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CSX/TDSI honors Road & Rail Services CSX subsidiary TDSI (Total Distribution Services Inc.) has awarded Road & Rail Services, Inc., a Louisville, Ky.-based provider of rail and automotive services in North America, the Terminal Excellence Award and named it Terminal of the Month of April for its Walbridge, Ohio location.

railroads-and-government-shutdowns
Whether a federal government shutdown lasts one day or for weeks or months, safety-critical functions affecting railroads are undisturbed. Agencies such as the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Surface...
stark-raving-mad-certifiable—and-no-whimpering
Conrail’s Oak Island Yard in Newark, N.J., blew up at 12:14 AM on Jan. 7, 1983, some 35 years ago. Well, not exactly. The yard didn’t blow up. Texaco’s tank farm across from the east end of the yard blew up—in...
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OmniTRAX, Inc., Board Chairman Edmond Harris is resigning after being named executive vice president of operations at CSX Corp.(CSX). "Ed Harris has been a great advocate of our transformation from a short line rail company to a comprehensive transportation and logistics...
new-leadership-at-rrvw
The Red River Valley & Western Railroad (RRVW) on Jan. 1 began 2018 with the new executive leadership team of Victor Meyers as President and Mark Wegner as Chief Executive Officer. Meyers most recently served as Vice President of Operations of...
aar-2017-intermodal-record
Total U.S. rail traffic was 397,032 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending Dec. 30, down 6.8% compared with the same week in 2016, according to the Association of American Railroads. Traffic totaled 194,680 carloads, down 9.8%, while intermodal volume...

600-plus-so-far-headed-to-mars
More than 600 people have registered for the 250th meeting of the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) that will be held January 16–18, 2018 in Lombard, Ill. The theme for the meeting is “Can Rail Pick Up Transportation Capacity...
shuster-this-congress-is-my-last
Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, will not seek re-election in November 2018, the mid-term elections. Shuster took office in 2001 and is serving his third, two-year term as chair of the House...
powerrail-interstate-mcbee-link-up
PowerRail, Inc. has announced a strategic partnership with injector and parts manufacturer Interstate-McBee of Cleveland, Ohio. Interstate-McBee has more than 70 years’ experience manufacturing high-quality fuel injectors and diesel engine parts with ISO 9001:2008 facilities Design Certified for both MFI (mechanical)...
mobile-port-apm-to-expand-container-facility
The Alabama State Port Authority and APM Terminals boards of directors in separate actions have approved a $49.5-million expansion of the container facility at the Port of Mobile. The port and APM, a unit of Maersk of Denmark, jointly will deliver...
loco-connection-stucki-acquires-magnus
Stone Canyon Industries, LLC announced the acquisition through its subsidiary, A. Stucki Company, of Magnus, LLC, a global supplier of bronze traction motor support bearings to the locomotive aftermarket. Stucki, based in Moon Township, Pa., is a global manufacturer and supplier...

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