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Ill. mayor calls for more rail support

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston told U.S. transportation subcommittee representatives that continued state and federal support for city rail consolidation is critical for Springfield’s economy.

BNSF to test LNG use in road locomotives

Freight co. has been working with the two principal locomotive manufacturers, GE and EMD, a unit of Caterpillar, to develop the natural gas engine technology that will be used in the pilot.

HSR projects creating conflict for freight

While Amtrak pays private companies in the middle of the U.S. to run its low-speed passenger trains on freight rail tracks, high-speed trains will need their own tracks, depriving the freight rail system of some of that revenue.

N.C. CATS, freights reach rail agreement

The lease agreement outlines the operating and construction parameters along the 2.7-mile segment, such as fair rental value of the property, construction plan review, lease negotiation and other expenses, and an adjustment for anticipated future appreciation of the leased property.

Florida co. may build private passenger rail

Florida East Coast Industries’ “All Aboard Florida” would connect Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa and Orlando and utilize the 200 miles of track between these cities the company already owns and uses for freight.

Bombardier unveils ‘Last Mile Diesel’ AC locomotive

Premiered its TRAXX AC locomotive with a supplementary diesel motor at this year’s Transport Logistic trade fair, taking place in Munich, Germany from May 10 to 13. The technology eliminates the need to change locomotives in shunting areas of a rail network.