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Fairfax shows interest in joining partnership to purchase HBR A Toronto-based holding company has expressed interest in a partnership that could purchase the beleaguered Hudson Bay Rail line, the Port of Churchill and other associated assets.

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On Nov. 17, Rep. Ron Estes (R-KS-4) joined representatives from Budde Enterprises Inc. and the Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad for a tour at Budde's Newton, Kan., facility. Budde Enterprises began operating out of Newton in 1965,...
fairfax-shows-interest-in-joining-partnership-to-purchase-hbr
A Toronto-based holding company has expressed interest in a partnership that could purchase the beleaguered Hudson Bay Rail line, the Port of Churchill and other associated assets. Natural Resources Canada says Fairfax Financial Holdings Inc. is...
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What began with a 200-year flood event may now be brought to a close through legal action. The government of Canada is following through with an ultimatum it issued to OmniTRAX Inc. in October: Repair...
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The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) issued a final rule to expand its current drug testing panel to include a greater array of opioids among USDOT-regulated industries.   USDOT says the move is an effort to "enhance...
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A draft Massachusetts Freight Plan has been released in a bid to engage stakeholders within the commonwealth on how cargo moves through the region and how to plan for future needs.   The draft plan, developed by...

aslrra-marks-fatality-free-year-for-short-lines
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association marked a significant safety achievement as the industry's 603 short line railroads operated for a full year fatality-free.   "Our shortline members focus every day on 'making it a...
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Transport Canada says it is taking steps to address fatigue management in the rail industry.   Minister of Transport Marc Garneau says a Notice of Intent will be published in the Canada Gazette, Part I to outline...
wsor-to-replace-bridge-with-state-funds
Wisconsin & Southern Railroad (WSOR) was awarded a $4.5-million grant from the state of Wisconsin last week to rebuild a bridge near Wauzeka in Crawford County. The grant is from the Freight Railroad Preservation Program (FRPP)...
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Joseph Parsons will take on the newly-created title of general manager at the Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS), effective Nov. 3, concurrent with the retirement of Jerome Lipka from the position of president. Al Satunas was...
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A trio of shortline railroads, affiliates of Anacostia Rail Holdings Company, helped train responders at four locations in two states on railroad safety and emergency response techniques. Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad, Louisville &...

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