PAS, VRS Hoosick Jct. Interchange Realignment Project On Track

PAS, VRS Hoosick Jct. Interchange Realignment Project On Track

A key interchange point and an occasional operational challenge for the Vermont Rail System and the Pan Am Southern located at Hoosick Jct., NY, is undergoing a makeover that will allow more streamlined operations and increased efficiency in the swapping of cars. Pan Am Southern has taken on the Hoosick Junction Expansion Phase 2 project, building […]

PAR: THE OTHER SHOE DROPS

NS ALERTS STB THAT PROPOSED CSX/PAR VOTING TRUST ACQUISITION INSTRUMENT MAY VIOLATE 2008 PAS (NS/PAR) AGREEMENT AND MERITS BOARD SCRUTINY.

PAR: THE OTHER SHOE DROPS

RELATED POST: Will CSX’s MA Mainline Become East-West Passenger Corridor? 06.November – Attorneys for Norfolk Southern Railways filed a letter with the Surface Transportation Board, arguing that a CSX acquisition of the PAS Patriot Corridor would fundamentally alter the region’s competitive dynamic, that the Board should involve itself from the very beginning of a transaction. […]

PAR: Fink Reassures Employees Over CSX Sale Exposure

FINK'S LETTER TO EMPLOYEES REGARDING CSX SALE AFFIRMS WHAT IT DENIES.

PAR: Fink Reassures Employees Over CSX Sale Exposure

09.November – The NS letter to STB blew up the railroading internet like a Broadway beauty parlor after opening night. PAR has done a great job of making sure that no news of the sale has gotten out, they couldn’t do anything about this bit getting in. It must have caused a stir. On Mon.09.Nov […]

Higher Speeds From New Bridges Thanks to Federal $

Funds for major Norwalk River and Connecticut River projects on Metro-North and Amtrak

Higher Speeds From New Bridges Thanks to Federal $

27, October-Washington DC–Two major bridge replacements in Connecticut will get USDOT ‘State of Good Repair’ grants, announced Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, replacing the Norwalk (“walk”) bridge on Metro-North and the Connecticut River bridge on Amtrak between Old Saybrook and Old Lyme.  Both movable bridges are long-time priorities, prone to malfunction and their replacement will mean […]

CP, NBSR Align Operations to Provide Coordinated SJ-Montreal Service

CP, NBSR Align Operations to Provide Coordinated SJ-Montreal Service

Canadian Pacific and New Brunswick Southern Railroad are coordinating train departures and planned ‘schedules’ to increase fluidity and improve timing between Saint John, NB and Montreal, QC.  In addition to the service changes, CP has now officially added Saint John as a customer station point.  This move indicates that CP has, at minimum, secured haulage […]

NS New England Intermodal and Automotive Traffic Up Despite 3Q Numbers

Norfolk Southern this week reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020. During the quarter, the company achieved net income of $569 million, diluted earnings per share of $2.22, and an operating ratio of 66.5%. These results include a previously announced $99 million non-cash impairment charge. Excluding the effects of the impairment charge, […]

No Tanks; Northeast Railroads Move Refurbished Mobile Howitzers

No Tanks; Northeast Railroads Move Refurbished Mobile Howitzers

Limestone, ME – 22.October – On 16.October, thirty-nine 89-foot flat cars departing the former Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine, loaded with 76 refurbished M109 mobile howitzers, also known as Paladins. The move started with Maine Northern handling the howitzers (mistakenly called tanks by observers not in the know) from Loring to Oakfield, Maine, […]

CP Aims for 2023 Saint John 800,000 TEU Capacity Terminal

CP Aims for 2023 Saint John 800,000 TEU Capacity Terminal

Calgary, AB – 21.October –It has been no secret that Canadian Pacific has sights set on the two new east coast ports it gained through the Central Maine & Quebec Railway acquisition.  While Searsport has been mentioned for the bulk and liquid terminal capacity, CP President and CEO, Keith Creel, expanded upon his goal for […]

CP Adds Detroit Tunnel 100% Ownership to 2020 Shopping Spree

CP Adds Detroit Tunnel 100% Ownership to 2020 Shopping Spree

CALGARY, AB – 16.October – Canadian Pacific and OMERS Infrastructure , the defined benefit pension plan for municipal employees in the province of Ontario, announced today they have entered into a purchase agreement whereby CP will acquire full ownership of the Detroit River Rail Tunnel from certain affiliates of OMERS Detroit River Tunnel Partnership. The purchase […]

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