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

Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending February 10, 2024

February 15, 2024

Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending February 10, 2024

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending February 10, 2024.

Palmetto Railways partners with Innovative Rail Technologies to Retrofit Two Locomotives to Battery-Electric Power

February 14, 2024

Palmetto Railways partners with Innovative Rail Technologies to Retrofit Two Locomotives to Battery-Electric Power

Palmetto Railways, a division of the South Carolina Department of Commerce (S.C. Commerce), announced it is partnering with Innovative Rail Technologies (IRT) to convert two of its diesel switcher locomotives to lithium-ion battery powered locomotives

Wabtec and CSX Extend Deal to Modernize over 200 Locomotives

February 13, 2024

Wabtec and CSX Extend Deal to Modernize over 200 Locomotives

Wabtec Corp. and CSX Corp. signed a deal for over 200 locomotive modernizations featuring a suite of digital solutions, innovations, and services. The agreement will transform the remaining AC4400 locomotives in CSX’s fleet providing improved fuel efficiency, reliability, utilization, and tractive effort.

Washington Metro Announces Three-Year Capital Construction Plans

February 12, 2024

Washington Metro Announces Three-Year Capital Construction Plans

Washington Metro has announced plans for major capital construction over the next three years to modernize the Metrorail system, improve safety and reliability, and maintain a state of good repair. Planned closures are scheduled between summer 2024 and summer 2026, with additional construction planned over the winter holidays.

$110 Million in Relief Funding to Help Public Transportation Providers Recover from Natural Disasters

February 8, 2024

$110 Million in Relief Funding to Help Public Transportation Providers Recover from Natural Disasters

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced nearly $110 million in funding to eight public transportation providers and state Departments of Transportation in six states and one U.S. territory to help communities recover from recent natural disasters.

Weekly Rail Traffic for January and the Week Ending February 3, 2024

February 7, 2024

Weekly Rail Traffic for January and the Week Ending February 3, 2024

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending February 3, 2024, as well as volumes for January 2024.

2024 Main Line Excursions to Jim Thorpe on the Reading & Northern

February 6, 2024

2024 Main Line Excursions to Jim Thorpe on the Reading & Northern

– Coming off a very successful 2023 excursion season at both Reading Outer Station and the new Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Regional Railroad Station at Pittston, the Reading & Northern Railroad will begin its 2024 regular season excursions to Jim Thorpe on Saturday, April 6, 2024.

Norfolk Southern Completes $1 Billion in Infrastructure Improvements in 2023

February 6, 2024

Norfolk Southern Completes $1 Billion in Infrastructure Improvements in 2023

Norfolk Southern Corporation’s Engineering team completed $1 billion in infrastructure improvement projects in 2023. Throughout company’s 22-state network comprehensive improvements were made to safety infrastructure, tracks, bridges, and public crossings.

Amtrak Awards Contract to Build New Frederick Douglass Tunnel in Baltimore

February 6, 2024

Amtrak Awards Contract to Build New Frederick Douglass Tunnel in Baltimore

Amtrak has achieved a major milestone for the Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program with the selection of a Kiewit/J.F. Shea Joint Venture to build the brand new, state-of-the-art passenger rail tunnel that will serve electrified Amtrak and MARC commuter trains.

CPKC Joins RailPulse Coalition Driving Innovation in Railcar Telematics

February 5, 2024

CPKC Joins RailPulse Coalition Driving Innovation in Railcar Telematics

Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) has announced its membership in the RailPulse Coalition.