The Greene County Railroad is a bit of a curiosity. Its name would suggest it served — or at least passed through — Greene County, but that’s not the case. The railroad’s predecessor, the Bostwick Railroad, built a seven-mile line from Bostwick to Appalachee, which was on the Central of Georgia line between Macon and Athens. A report in the Feb. 22, 1907, edition of the (Athens, Ga.) Weekly Banner noted the road “has been completed to the city limits of Appalachee, and on the first of March the line will be completed and trains run into that little city.
NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Trains hauling sand used in extracting natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation soon will have the ability to unload five times faster thanks to a $20 million upgrade at the Horseheads (N.Y.) Sand & Transloading Terminal (HOST). Owned and operated by Carriage House Partners and RLB Holdings, HOST is in the final stages of constructing a 90,000-square-foot transloading building, scheduled to be completed by Oct. 8. HOST also broke ground this month on a second 90,000-square-foot transloading facility to be opened in 2013, and both buildings are designed for the storage of
WINNIPEG, Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE:CNI) announced today a revitalized company-wide employee training program to meet the learning needs of CN’s current and future railroaders. The initiative will be anchored by two modern training centres to be built in Winnipeg, Man., and in suburban Chicago, Ill. “These facilities will be the centrepiece of CN’s enhanced railroader training program,” said Claude Mongeau, CN president and chief executive officer. “The centres in both Canada and the United States will include a modern training curriculum and equipment to effectively train a new generation of railroaders.” CN broke ground today
CALGARY, Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE: CP) and the United Steelworkers (USW), Local 1976, have announced a tentative contract agreement. The USW represents 800 clerical and intermodal employees at CP. The current contract was due to expire December 31, 2012. The ratification process will take place over the next few weeks. Details of the contract will be disclosed following ratification.