Latest Rail Industry News
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. has reported a decrease of 4.4 percent, or 12,012 carloads, for November 2018 rail traffic compared to November 2017. Carloads totaled 259,900. Same-railroad traffic for November 2018 was down 0.2 percent, or 576 carloads when compared to November 2017.
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported that U.S. rail traffic for the week ending December 8, 2018, totaled 570,225 carloads and intermodal units, a 3.1 percent increase compared to the same week in 2017.
VIA Rail Canada has awarded a $989 million contract to Siemens Canada for 32 new trainsets that will replace the agency's fleet operating in the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor. Delivery of the new cars will begin in 2022.
Members of the southeastern Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation have announced that the U.S.