Latest Rail Industry News

More News | August 20, 2009

The Railway Supply Institute's board of directors has voted to cancel the group's 2010 planned convention in Chicago in light of the difficult economic environment railroads and their suppliers are operating in.

More News | August 15, 2009

RailAmerica, one of the largest owners and operators of small railroads, has launched a contract-switching business to serve industrial customers.

More News | August 13, 2009

Watco Transportation Services, Inc. announced the start up of its Alabama Warrior Railway (ABWR), a new railroad operating 15 miles of track in and around Birmingham, Ala. It interchanges with BNSF, CSX and Norfolk Southern.

More News | August 13, 2009

Norfolk Southern will build a new intermodal terminal in Greencastle, Pa., to serve the Mid-Atlantic region. The terminal project is part of the railroad's multi-state Crescent Corridor initiative to establish a high-speed intermodal freight rail route linking the Gulf Coast and the Northeast.

More News | August 11, 2009

Caltrans has picked Alstom to renovate 66 bi-level intercity passenger vehicles from its California car fleet. The Caltrans fleet was manufactured by Morrison Knudsen in Hornell, N.Y., between 1994 and 1997.

Featured Stories | August 10, 2009

The rail traffic report for July continued a negative trend but showed some "interesting" signs, according to an industry expert.

More News | August 07, 2009

American Railcar Industries, Inc. (ARI) is the latest rail car manufacturing firm to report a decline in revenues in the second quarter.

More News | August 02, 2009

Two prominent U.S. senators are pushing for safety improvements in rail transit.

More News | July 30, 2009

GE Transportation and United Group Limited have signed a series of 10-year agreements for the sale and distribution of locomotives and associated technology and services in Australia.