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UP Making Improvements Between Oakland and Newark, CA
Union Pacific Railroad is spending $10.1 million this year on track improvements between Oakland and Newark, Calif.

Stillwater Central Votes Down BLET Representation
In April 2006, the train and engine service members of the Stillwater Central Railroad (SLWC) conducted a second vote, as directed by the National Mediation Board (NMB), for determination of possible union representation by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen.

BNSF Places PRB Third Main Track in Service
About 19 miles of third main track went into service Tuesday, May 16, between Reno and Milepost 58 on the Powder River Basin Joint Line in Wyoming.

UP Increasing Speed in Pair of Illinois Communities
Union Pacific Railroad will increase the speed of its trains to 49 mph on the rail line operating through Marion, Goreville and Buncombe, Ill.

Watco Announces Sale of A&O to Four Rivers
Watco Companies, Inc. (Watco) and Four Rivers Transportation, Inc. (Four Rivers) announced the sale of the Appalachian and Ohio Railroad (A&O) to Four Rivers of Paducah, Kentucky.

CSXT Derailment Blocked Streets in Lawrenceville, GA
CSX Transportation local train A708-19 derailed in downtown Lawrenceville, Georgia early Saturday morning.

FEC Announces Appointment to VP & Controller Position
Florida East Coast Industries, Inc. announced that Amy Bramlitt, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Florida East Coast Railway, LLC ("FECR"), will assume additional responsibilities of FECI Vice President & Controller.

Progress Rail Acquired by Caterpillar, Inc.
Caterpillar Inc., the world's biggest maker of earthmoving equipment, agreed to buy railroad repair company Progress Rail Services Inc. for $800 million in stock and cash.

Railroad Safety Increased as Harriman Awards Announced
Employees at the nation's railroads reported their lowest employee casualty rate in history during 2005, Edward R. Hamberger, president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads, said today at a luncheon ceremony honoring railroads with the best employee safety records last year.

PA Dispenses More Railroad Project Funds
Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell awarded more than $8 million to help finance 31 rail freight improvement projects that are expected to create more than 1,300 new jobs in Pennsylvania.

P&W Reports Net Loss for 1Q 2006
Providence and Worcester Railroad Company reported its results for the first quarter of 2006. The Company had a net loss for the quarter of $252,000, compared with a net loss of $255,000 in 2005. The loss per common share was $.06 for both quarters.

NCRA Narrows Down Search for Operator of NWP Line
California's North Coast Railroad Authority has narrowed down the potential operator of the Northwestern Pacific line to two finalists.

KCS Appoints New Financial Team
Kansas City Southern announced the appointment of two new officers and the promotion of two officers.

RailAmerica Reports Carloading Decrease in April
RailAmerica, Inc. reported its freight carloads for the month ended April 30, 2006.

BNSF Makes Archival Photo Collection Available on Website
Selections from the BNSF Railway archival photo collection are now available online for the first time, at photos.bnsf.com.

BNSF Celebrates Grand Opening of Fontana Logistics Center
BNSF Railway Company celebrated the grand opening of BNSF Logistics Center-Fontana on Wednesday, a 38-acre transload operation that will provide shippers with transload services for all types of commodities, from building materials and manufactured products to bulk materials.

B&P Line in Chicora, PA Severed by Burnt Trestle
A Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad train may have sparked a large brush fire that also consumed a century-old trestle in Chicora, Pennsylvania on Wednesday afternoon.

NS CEO Tells Stockholders of Positive Momentous Growth
Norfolk Southern Corporation is maintaining the positive momentum of two years of growth created by "major shifts in the transportation sector in this country," said Chief Executive Officer Wick Moorman during the company's 24th annual stockholders meeting, held today in Norfolk. Moorman referred to 2004 and 2005 as "the best two consecutive years that our company, and the industry, has seen for a long time." He said, "Thus far in 2006, we have been able to maintain our positive momentum."

KCS Announces New EVP Sales & Marketing
Kansas City Southern announced that Daniel W. Avramovich will assume the position of executive vice president sales and marketing, effective May 15, 2006.

BNSF Stack Train Blown Over by Kansas Winds
Strong winds from a line of thunderstorms caused a BNSF Railway train to derail about two miles north of Belle Plaine, Kansas on Tuesday.

NS Potash Train Derailed Monday in Muncie, IN
A Norfolk Southern potash train derailed on a notorious curve in Muncie, Indiana on its way south from Elkhart, IN to Chattanooga, Tennessee.

UP Signs Ammendment with TieTek for Composite Ties
TieTek, the national leader in composite crossties and a North American Technologies Group, Inc. subsidiary, announced that the Union Pacific Railroad has signed an amendment to the current sales agreement.

CSXT Akron, OH Derailment Caused by Vandals
Investigators at the site of an early Monday morning derailment of a CSX Transportation coal train in Akron, Ohio have determined that vandalism was the apparent cause of the mishap.

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Announces Railfest '06
The Great Smoky Moutains Railroad Annual RAILFEST is headed to Bryson City, North Carolina from September 15-17.

BNSF, UP Announce Agreement for PRB Capacity Expansion
Union Pacific and BNSF Railway Company announced plans to begin another significant capacity expansion on the jointly owned rail line serving the Southern Powder River Basin (SPRB) coal fields, the largest open-pit, low-sulfur coal reserves in North America.

GO Transit and AutoShare Launch "Station Car" Pilot
In an effort to encourage more people to leave their cars at home, GO Transit and AutoShare are launching a "station car" pilot project at Port Credit GO Station.

VIA Rail Announces New Gift Card Availability
VIA Rail Canada announced that its new gift cards are available for those who wish to offer the gift of travel to family and friends - in time for those traveling on special occasions like Mother's Day and during the long Victoria Day weekend.

KCSR Petroleum Coke Train Breaks Previous Turnaround Record
On April 12, a Kansas City Southern Railroad 70-car petroleum coke train departed from the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, destined to Montana, Mexico, making a complete roundtrip cycle in 13 days.

CN Rail Offers $7.5M Compensation to Alberta Lakeside Residents
CN Rail is offering $7.5 million to compensate residents of lakeside property in northern Alberta that was affected when thousands of gallons of oil spilled from a train derailment last summer.

GO Transit Awards Grade Separation Project in Markham
Aecon Group announced that its Construction and Materials division has been awarded a $36.5 million contract by GO Transit to design and build a rail-to-rail grade separation in Markham, ON.

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