September 5, 2015

Small RR promotes freight/pass. sharing

Iowa Interstate Railroad and Amtrak are intending jointly to launch conventional-speed (79 mph) passenger service between Chicago and Iowa City over a previously abandoned rail line, reports progressiverailroading.com. The proposed service, reported progressiverailroading.com, has been approved by the Federal Railroad Administration, but is not expected to begin prior to 2013. Progressiverailroading.com quoted Iowa Interstate CEO [...]

Rails increase orders for new freight cars

Railroads are ordering considerably more freight cars than in previous months, according to the Railway Supply Institute – another indication of the strength of rail carloadings and the rails’ economic optimism going forward. The number of new freight cars on order for delivery has climbed to more than 19,000 – an 85 percent increase in [...]