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Keep up to date on the latest railroad news from the northeastern United States and Canada, edited by Carl Perelman.

CSX Earns Ninth-Consecutive ‘A List’ Recognition for Climate Leadership

December 7, 2021

CSX Earns Ninth-Consecutive ‘A List’ Recognition for Climate Leadership

CSX  leadership in environmental sustainability has been recognized for the ninth consecutive year with placement on the CDP “A List” of companies taking action to address climate change. CSX was one of a small number of high-performing companies — and the top U.S.-based Class I railroad — to earn an “A” grade on the evaluation performed by CDP, a global environmental non-profit group.

CN Recognized with Prestigious ‘A’ Score for Climate Change

December 7, 2021

CN Recognized with Prestigious ‘A’ Score for Climate Change

CN has been recognized for leadership in corporate sustainability by global environmental non-profit CDP, securing a place on its prestigious ‘A List’ for tackling climate change. CN was recognized for its actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy, based on the data reported by the company through CDP’s 2021 climate change questionnaire.

Alstom To Refurbish 94 GO Transit Bi-level Coaches

December 6, 2021

Alstom To Refurbish 94 GO Transit Bi-level Coaches

Metrolinx has just announced an agreement with Alstom for the refurbishment of 94 GO Rail bi-level 7 Series coaches that will support service expansion across the GO Transit network. The coaches were built between 2003 and 2008 in Thunder Bay and they are now due to undergo refurbishment

RJ Corman’s Transload Connect

December 3, 2021

RJ Corman’s Transload Connect

R. J. Corman Railroad Company, LLC., a subsidiary of R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC., the One Source service provider for all facets of railroading, is pleased to announce the rebranding of its transloading services as “Transload Connect.”

Omnitrax Appoints New President for Winchester & Western Railroad

December 3, 2021

Omnitrax Appoints New President for Winchester & Western Railroad

OmniTRAX, Inc., has announced that Stacey Posey has been named President of the Winchester and Western Railroad (W&W). Posey will lead rail service for W&W’s 100 miles of track in Virginia and New Jersey, connecting thousands of carloads of commodities and goods to the CSX and Norfolk Southern Class I domestic networks.

Metro-North’s Seating Availability Tracker Expands to Google Maps

December 3, 2021

Metro-North’s Seating Availability Tracker Expands to Google Maps

MTA Metro-North Railroad announced that the seating availability feature of the Metro-North Train Time app – which allows customers to see an approximate percentage of seats available in each car of an approaching train – is expanding to Google Maps.

Norfolk Southern Announces CEO Transition

December 2, 2021

Norfolk Southern Announces CEO Transition

Norfolk Southern Corporation today announced that Chairman and CEO James A. Squires plans to retire on May 1, 2022, at which time Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Alan H. Shaw will become CEO.

Rail Traffic for November and the Week Ending November 27, 2021

December 2, 2021

Rail Traffic for November and the Week Ending November 27, 2021

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending November 27, 2021, as well as volumes for November 2021. U.S. railroads originated 917,787 carloads in November 2021, up 2 percent, or 17,996 carloads, from November 2020. U.S. railroads also originated 1,028,039 containers and trailers in November 2021, down 9.6 percent, or 108,705 units, from the same month last year.

Hudson Tunnel Project Clears Final Regulatory Hurdle with Army Corps of Engineers Permit

December 1, 2021

Hudson Tunnel Project Clears Final Regulatory Hurdle with Army Corps of Engineers Permit

The last major step in the federal regulatory process for the Hudson Tunnel Project has been completed with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ permit issuance for construction within the New Jersey Meadowlands and Hudson River, the Gateway Development Commission announced. 

Historic GE 44 Ton Locomotives Preserved

November 30, 2021

Historic GE 44 Ton Locomotives Preserved

The Tri-State Railway Historical Society and Operation Toy Train of New York have partnered to acquire former Hoboken Manufacturers Railroad locomotive No. 700 and Middletown & New Jersey Railroad locomotive No. 2 for historic preservation. These locomotives are the last remaining examples of historic rail equipment from the heydays of their respective railroads.