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2012-07-06 02:20:09

CALGARY, July 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) today advised that Tony Ingram has resigned from the CP Board of Directors. During his tenure, Mr. Ingram served diligently on two Board committees, namely the Safety, Operations and Environment Committee (SOE) and the Management Resources and Compensation Committee. "Mr. Ingram's insight and guidance was particularly appreciated by the SOE Committee," said Paul Haggis, Chairman of the Board. "The...

2012-07-05 10:21:20

OMAHA, Neb., July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wisconsin Iowa and Central Illinois Minority Supplier Development Council presented Union Pacific Railroad with the Award of Excellence at the 2012 Iowa Minority Business Exchange in Des Moines, Iowa. Union Pacific was recognized for its ongoing efforts to purchase from minority- and women-owned businesses. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110304/LA59497LOGO) "Union Pacific strives to grow our diversity supplier base by extending...

2012-07-05 10:21:13

EDMONTON, July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE:CNI) announced today that it plans to construct five extended sidings on its B.C. North Line in 2012 as part of a multi-year capital program to expand freight train capacity to handle growing freight volumes along its important Edmonton, Alta.-Prince Rupert, B.C., corridor. In 2011, more than half a million carloads/intermodal units moved over CN's B.C. North corridor. By 2015, CN traffic on this line could nearly double....

2012-07-02 10:20:15

NORFOLK, Va., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) has released an upgrade to its mobile app featuring the ability to track and report sightings of the company's 30(th) anniversary heritage locomotive fleet and to report safety issues to company police. The latest version of the NS Corp app originally released last August now is available for iPhone, with a version for Droid phones to be available later. New buttons "Heritage" and "Protect NS" enhance...

2012-07-01 10:20:02

OMAHA, Neb., July 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- What President Abraham Lincoln started 150 years ago, Union Pacific carries on in the 21st century. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110304/LA59497LOGO) Founded July 1, 1862, when Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act, Union Pacific today celebrates 150 years of building America. Starting by helping construct the first transcontinental railroad, surviving the country's multiple economic crises, supporting America's military men...

2012-06-29 10:25:22

WINNIPEG, June 29, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Grain Commission announces the introduction of new food class of Barley, Canada Western/Canada Eastern that will come into effect on July 1, 2012. At the same time, the hulless class for Barley, Canada Western/Canada Eastern will be removed. Hulless and covered grades will be included for all classes of barley: food, malting and general purpose. Other grading changes that take effect July 1, 2012, include: -- Revised...

2012-06-29 02:20:24

WILMERDING, Pa., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) has signed contracts worth about $25 million to provide components, including on-board Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment, for 50 new transit cars being built by Hyundai-Rotem. The cars, which will be used on new commuter rail lines being built by Denver Transit Partners, are scheduled to be delivered in 2014. Several Wabtec units will provide the equipment for the cars: Wabtec Passenger Transit (brakes and...

2012-06-29 02:20:14

CALGARY, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) today announced the appointment of Hunter Harrison as CP's president and chief executive officer and a member of the Board of Directors. With nearly 50 years of railroad experience, Mr. Harrison previously served as the president and CEO of Canadian National Railway Company ("CN") and, prior  to that, as president & CEO of Illinois Central Railroad ("IC"). "Following a thorough CEO...

2012-06-28 06:22:03

APTA, AASHTO, AHSRA and AAR to Host High-Speed Rail Leaders, Media on Capitol Hill Release of New Study Regarding the Cost of Inaction of Building High-Speed Rail WASHINGTON, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Does investment in high-speed rail result in a net gain or loss of taxpayer dollars? This question and others will be answered as the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), American...

2012-06-27 06:20:34

ALAMOSA, Colo., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad today announced its summer San Francisco/Napa Valley Getaway Contest, a competition for the best train travel story or memory this season. Eligible winners include those who have purchased any ticket to a concert in the 2012 Mountain Rails Live Summer Concert Series, including tickets to see this weekend's special guest Special Consensus. Rio Grande Scenic Railroad's Getaway Contest will take place on August...