Short Lines and Regional Railroads

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News & Analysis

James Hertwig
07 Apr 2014
James Hertwig, president and CEO of the Florida East Coast Railway, discusses the railroad’s preparations for the opening of the expansion of the Panama Canal, through projects at the Port of Miami, Port Everglades and the South Florida Logistics Center.
Rail switch
06 Feb 2014
Canadian Pacific Railway CEO and Director E. Hunter Harrison told investors last week that he expects rail consolidation among the largest North American railroads within six years, but the scenario he laid out was far bolder than what’s been swirling around the industry for years.
03 Jan 2014
Canadian Pacific Railway will sell the western end of its Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern line to Genesee & Wyoming for $210 million, the latest effort by the former to boost profitability by cutting non-core assets.
Genesee & Wyoming
04 Nov 2013
Genesee & Wyoming reported a net income of $66.2 million in the third quarter of 2013, compared with a net loss of $19.6 million in the same period last year.
Florida's Port Everglades
16 Oct 2013
Florida Gov. Rick Scott pledged that he would ask the Florida legislature to include $14.7 million in funding for Port Everglades’ Southport Turning Notch project.
FEC's new rail facility at Port Everglades is set for completion in mid-2014.
11 Oct 2013
Florida East Coast Railway has announced that its $53 million, 42.5-acre intermodal container transfer facility at Port Everglades is making progress and is expected to open in mid-2014.
23 Sep 2013
U.S. District Court Judge John R. Adams has issued a temporary restraining order in Akron, Ohio, ending a strike by workers with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen...
20 Sep 2013
More than 100 members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen today struck the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway to protest...
Two rail tracks.
18 Sep 2013
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board has adopted its final rules establishing disclosure requirements for rail transactions involving interchange agreements.
09 Sep 2013
William R. Costantini has been named vice president and chief transportation officer for Florida East Coast Railway (FEC), effective Sept. 16.