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OmniTRAX estimates HBR service restoration could top $60M OmniTRAX is developing a 60-day plan to return the northern portion of the Hudson Bay Railway (HBR) to service following floods that caused significant damage to the line in May.

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Genesee & Wyoming Australia Pty Ltd (GWA) announced that Luke C. Anderson has been appointed chief executive officer, effective October 2, 2017. Anderson previously served as the chief financial officer of OZ Minerals Limited, an Australian...
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OmniTRAX is developing a 60-day plan to return the northern portion of the Hudson Bay Railway (HBR) to service following floods that caused significant damage to the line in May.   HBR has been unable to operate...
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Stephen Hoye has been appointed vice president of Anacostia Rail Holdings's Pacific Harbor Line (PHL) subsidiary. The position is effective in early August. Hoye joins PHL from the Belt Railway Company of Chicago, where he served...
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The Building Rail Access for Customers and the Economy (BRACE) Act, introduced in March of this year, has achieved 226 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives (H.R. 721) and 51 co-sponsors in the Senate (S....
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Rio Grande Pacific Dispatch (RGPD), formerly Nebraska Central Dispatch, has rebranded with a new name and logo, to strengthen its connection to parent company Rio Grande Pacific Corp., and more accurately depict the company's operations. The...

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Alpenglow Rail LLC completed its acquisition of VIP Rail LLC. This acquisition is a first for the Denver-based shortline rail business, which is backed by private equity firm Stonecourt Capital. VIP Rail is a shortline rail...
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The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee released the fiscal year 2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill July 10.   The bill reduces total discretionary spending, eliminates certain grant programs, but also preserves funds for...
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Progressive Rail, Inc., and the North Carolina Department of Transportation's (NCDOT) Rail Division have partnered to preserve rail service along a portion of the Piedmont & Northern Railway corridor.   "Progressive Rail is aggressively marketing this new...
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The White House on July 10 announced that President Donald Trump intends to nominate Ronald L. Batory, who recently retired as president and chief operating officer of Conrail, as the next Federal Railroad Administrator.   Batory retired...
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Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (R– IN-9) joined R. J. Corman Railroad Services and the Louisville & Indiana (L&I) Railroad on July 10 for a project tour and to discuss rail and manufacturing issues with various rail...

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