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2014-06-12 12:20:45

DORVAL, QC, June 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The occurrence On 7 January 2014, a Canadian National freight train was travelling from Toronto, Ontario to Moncton, New Brunswick, with 122 cars, 3 head-end locomotives and 1 remote locomotive. On the main track near Plaster Rock, New Brunswick, 19 cars and the remote locomotive derailed. Nine of these cars were carrying crude oil and liquefied petroleum gas. There were no crew injuries. Approximately 150 people near the accident site were...

2014-06-12 00:20:24

EDMONTON, June 11, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to Faust, Alberta, where a freight train operated by Canadian National derailed. There were no injuries or dangerous goods release reported. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence. The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of...

2014-06-06 08:21:02

WILMERDING, Pa., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) has completed the previously announced acquisition of Fandstan Electric Group Ltd., a leading rail and industrial equipment manufacturer, for about $220 million. Based in London, England, Fandstan Electric has annual sales of about $245 million. Fandstan Electric designs, manufactures and installs electrical current and data collection products for a variety of markets, including rail and tram...

2014-06-03 08:28:34

STRASBURG, Pa., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Growing up, Tom Groff had no idea he was destined to be a mayor. But now he's the self-appointed Mayor of Traintown, U.S.A.®, a 1700 sq. ft. miniature wonderland of trains, buildings, moving cars, working people, a three-ring circus and carnival, and a whole lot of fun. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140602/93299 )(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140602/93298 ) "Being the Mayor gives me a lot of privileges. I can...

2014-06-02 12:22:20

DORVAL, QC, June 2, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to the site of a crossing accident involving a VIA Rail train near St-Liboire, Quebec. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence. The risk of passenger trains colliding with vehicles is on the TSB Watchlist. The Watchlist identifies the transportation safety issues that pose the greatest risk to Canadians. The TSB is an independent agency that...

2014-06-02 12:21:32

ATLANTA, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Peach State Whistle-Stop Safety Train this week starts a 327-mile tour from the heart of South Georgia to the carpet capital of the world, calling attention to highway-rail safety and trespasser awareness. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140602/93160 The train, stopping in nine cities from Valdosta to Dalton in three days, is operated by Norfolk Southern Railway and Operation Lifesaver to raise public awareness about being safe and...

2014-05-30 16:21:25

Publishes Fifth Annual Sustainability & Citizenship Report OMAHA, Neb., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific's 2013 Sustainability and Citizenship Report outlines the company's progress in the areas of safety, community impact, employee engagement and environmental preservation. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110304/LA59497LOGO Highlights from the fifth annual report include: -- Establishing a public safety grant program -- Reaching 616,330 people through about 9,000...

2014-05-29 12:20:55

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fredrik Eliasson, CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) executive vice president and chief financial officer, will address the Deutsche Bank Global Industrials and Basic Materials Conference in Chicago, Thursday, June 5, at 11:40 a.m. Eastern time / 10:40 a.m. Central time. Access to the audio webcast will be available on CSX's website at http://investors.csx.com. A replay and accompanying audio will be available following the conclusion of...

2014-05-28 16:21:16

NORFOLK, Va., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Museum of Transportation, St. Louis, and the Virginia Museum of Transportation are in discussions to bring Norfolk and Western Y6a steam engine #2156, currently in the St. Louis museum, back to its place of origin at Roanoke, Va., on a five-year loan for display at the Virginia museum, in a transaction facilitated by Norfolk Southern. In exchange, the Virginia museum will send to St. Louis a Southern Railway diesel General Motors EMD...

2014-05-28 12:22:13

Grain shipments exceed those CN promised Ottawa prior to federal government's order-in-council stipulating minimum volumes MONTREAL, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) said today its transportation of Western Canadian grain in the 2013-2014 crop year has now surpassed its prior historical record and exceeds what it promised the Canadian government in mid-February, a full month before the government's order-in-council took effect requiring railways to move...


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