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CN Rail Employs NetScout Systems nGenious
NetScout Systems, Inc. announced that CN Rail has deployed its nGenious networking monitoring product suite to manage the performance of its business services.

CN Rail Alberta Derailment Cleared by Wed. Night
A CN freight train derailed near Looma, Alberta late Tuesday, spilling grain and plastic pellets but no hazardous materials, said the rail company and Alberta Environment.

CN Derailment in Potterville, MI Being Assessed
A CN Rail derailment in Potterville, Michigan is being assessed this morning after more than a dozen cars left the tracks on Thursday night.

NS Matewan, WV Derailment Damaged Floodwalls
A Matewan, West Virginia train derailment forced three Mingo County schools to be closed Thursday after the wreckage blocked state Route 49.

MATECH Targets Railroad Industry with Metal Fatigue Detection
Material Technologies, Inc. announced that it is targeting the growing railroad industry and receiving significant interest in its innovative metal fatigue detection solutions.

ONR to Take Hit from Tembec Mill Closing
Ontario Northland Railway will feel the pinch when Tembec Inc. closes its Smooth Rock Falls pulp mill this summer.

CBNS to Begin Hauling Solid Waste this Spring
Nova Scotia-based Cape Breton & Central Nova Scotia Railway took a step towards securing its future in Cape Breton with the announcement that it will be used to transport solid waste to the mainland in the spring.

M&NJ Railway Fully Controlled by Chartwell International Now
The Middletown & New Jersey Railway that runs through Middletown and Wawayanda is now squarely under the control of Chartwell International.

NS Western PA Derailment Dumps Locos, 29 Cars
As many as thirty loaded gypsum hoppers and two locomotives derailed on Norfolk Southern trackage just after 00:30 EST Wednesday morning in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

BNSF Reports Increased Equipment Thefts Amid Rising Copper Prices
Sitting as pretty as a penny is what some thieves are doing with the high cost of copper and other scrap metals.

NS to Announce VA Double Stack Clearance, Terminal Projects
Norfolk Southern Railroad is preparing to announce a new intermodal terminal and double-stack container route in Virginia's Roanoke Valley.

GWI Reports First Quarter Increases to $14M
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. reported that net income in the first quarter of 2006 increased 28.6 percent to $14.0 million, compared to net income of $10.9 million in the first quarter of 2005.

VIA Rail Hosting Charity Event for Children's Wish Foundation
VIA Rail Canada's Halifax employees are pleased to host a spring fashion show and silent auction to benefit the Nova Scotia chapter of the Children's Wish Foundation.

KCS, NS Close on Meridian Speedway Joint Venture
Kansas City Southern and Norfolk Southern announced that they have closed on the joint venture to increase capacity and improve service on KCS' Meridian Speedway between Meridian, Miss., and Shreveport, La.

Watco Pulls Plug on A&O in West Virginia
West Virginia may soon be seeing a different railroad company handling coal on 117 miles of trackage currently operated by Watco Companies, Inc. Appalachian & Ohio Railroad (A&O).

KCSR Crews Reconstruct Bridge in Two Days
In the late afternoon of April 16, a Kansas City Southern Railroad train derailed just east of Bruni, Texas. The derailment and a resulting fire rendered the 40 feet long, 14 feet high and four bent timber bridge, 49.75, inoperable, shutting down the main line.

NS Trackage Rights Train Derails on CPR Freight Main
A southbound Norfolk Southern train derailed on trackage owned by Canadian Pacific Railway near Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on Friday afternoon.

GWI Announces Retirement of Vice Chairman
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. announced the retirement of Vice Chairman Charles N. Marshall, effective April 30, 2006.

BNSF Praises Company Teamwork in Derailment Cleanup
A derailment near Neelys, Missouri, illustrates how BNSF and its contractors will do whatever they can to turn tragedy into triumph. The derailment occurred last month after seven inches of rain washed out 31 feet of track on a hillside adjacent to the Mississippi River.

BNSF Appoints Manager of Agricultural Products Marketing
BNSF Railway Company announced the appointment of Donald W. Karls to the new position of Manager Agricultural Products Marketing Support, effective May 15.

CSXT Contracts RailWorks for Track Construction Projects
RailWorks Corporation announced it has been awarded more than $17 million in new business from CSX Transportation (CSXT) to construct and extend nine sidings in three states on the railroad's strategic Chicago-Florida rail corridor.

CPR First Quarter Earnings Improve by 38%
Canadian Pacific Railway reported a strong start to the year as net income grew to $111 million, a 38-per-cent improvement over first-quarter 2005.

Union Pacific Sued by We Energies Over Coal Surcharges
We Energies filed a federal lawsuit against Union Pacific Corp. accusing the railroad of overcharging the utility by millions of dollars for transporting coal, much of it from Wyoming, to its plants in Wisconsin and Michigan.

NS Awards 31 Transport Customers with Chemical Safety Award
Thirty-one rail transportation customers of Norfolk Southern Corporation safely handled a combined total of more than 115,000 carloads of hazardous chemicals in 2005, earning the Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award.

UP, OCEMA Launch First Coop Truck Chassis Pool
Union Pacific Railroad has signed a strategic agreement with the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association (OCEMA) to launch the rail industry

RailAmerica First Quarter Earninngs
RailAmerica, Inc. reported first quarter 2006 earnings from continuing operations of $6.6 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, compared to $4.9 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2005.

CPR Police Out in Force for Railway Safety Week
The Canadian Pacific Railway Police Service will be out this week reminding motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians about the important message of staying safe around railway property, in particular at railway crossings.

NS Reports Record Revenue for First Quarter
Norfolk Southern Corporation reported first-quarter net income of $305 million, or $0.72 per diluted share, an increase of 57 percent compared with $194 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2005.

BNSF Reports Record Earnings for 1Q 2006
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation reported record first-quarter earnings of $1.09 per diluted share, a 31-percent increase over first-quarter 2005 earnings of $0.83 per diluted share.

NS to Revise Fuel Surcharge Program on July 1
Norfolk Southern Corporation announced that, effective July 1, 2006, Norfolk Southern will revise its fuel surcharge program for local and joint-line non-intermodal traffic originating and moving on Norfolk Southern-issued tariff and public quotes issued on or after July 1, 2006.

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