NKCR Announces Acquisition of Nebraska Rail Lines From BNSF

November 8, 2004 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

FORT WORTH, Texas — Nebraska, Kansas & Colorado RailNet (NKCR) will acquire two rail lines consisting of nearly 89 miles of track from The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) in Southwestern Nebraska. The two rail lines being acquired by NKCR are between Oxford and Franklin, Neb. and between Culbertson and Imperial, Neb. NKCR will begin operations on both lines, November 13, 2004. This additional NKCR trackage will serve customers in the towns of Orleans, Alma, Republican, Naponee, Bloomington and Franklin on the Oxford to Franklin line, and in the towns of Beverly, Palisade, Hamlet, Wauneta, Enders and

Amtrak Continues to Show Passenger Gains

November 1, 2004 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

WASHINGTON — Again showing strong demand for passenger trains in 46 states, Amtrak announced today it has set a ridership record for Fiscal Year 2004: 25,053,564 passengers rode Amtrak trains in the period October 2003 through September 2004. That figure is an increase of 4.3 percent and exceeds by more than one million passengers the previous record of 24,028,119 set in Fiscal Year 2003. “We are very happy with our ridership numbers. The increases have been across all our services – corridor trains as well as long-distance trains,” said David L. Gunn, Amtrak President and Chief Executive Officer. “The numbers

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