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Conrail restores NJT service in less than three days It took Conrail maintenance-of-way forces less than three days to repair heavy damage to its Lehigh Line, a busy main line used by New Jersey Transit Raritan Valley Line (RVL) passenger trains and CSX and Norfolk Southern freights, following the derailment of a 141-car CSX mixed freight late on the afternoon of Dec. 8.

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Norfolk Southern began operating trains across its new Portageville Bridge on Dec. 11, following two years of construction. The new 963-foot steel arch, single-track bridge was constructed across the 235-foot-deep Genesee River Gorge in Letchworth State...
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A bill reauthorizing the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) was introduced last week in the Senate and aims to enhance the board's safety investigations through added transparency. U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.),...
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The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined failure to reduce speed led to a collision of two trains near Carvel, Alberta in June 2016. No one was injured in the incident and a single empty...
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The Association of American Railroads and GoRail have honored House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) with the Railroad Achievement Award. Shuster is the final calendar year recipient of the award, which was created...
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Airbrakes, hours of service, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and level boarding rules were included in comments the Association of American Railroads (AAR) filed Friday with the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) concerning federal regulations AAR is...

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Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has reorganized its Sales and Marketing team and named two new vice presidents in order to meet current and future customer needs. The Sales and Marketing team will comprise three business units,...
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Railroad fatalities were up in 2016 as compared to 2015, following the overall trend upwards for total transportation deaths, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Highway fatalities at 37,461, accounted for 95 percent of...
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Canadian National is substantially complete with a rehabilitation project on a bridge linking its Minnesota and Wisconsin network. Work on the Oliver Bridge over the St. Louis River between Duluth, Minn., and Oliver, Wis., will wrap...
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Union Pacific (UP) gave an update on its progress toward implementing Positive Train Control (PTC) and also announced plans to increase track speeds in southwest Minnesota following completion of a project.   UP says progress PTC made...
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The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) said Mike O'Malley will become president of the association on Feb. 1, 2018, when current president, Tom Simpson, is scheduled to retire. Simpson joined RSI (formerly known as the Railway Progress...

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