Category Archives: Texas Rail News

01 May
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Class I commodity slump is a Texas short line bonanza

Texas’ TNW Corp. has developed a core business of parking and caring for surplus railcars in dedicated “logistics centers” attached to each of its three Texas short lines. April 29, 2016 – Railway Age No, the tank cars are not ...

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28 Apr
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Omni-Trax moves to acquire Heart of Texas Railroad

April 28, 2016 – TRA Newswire Denver Colorado based Omni-Trax has filed a brief with the Surface Transportation Board to acquire the Heart of Texas Railway, renaming it Central Texas and Colorado River Railway. The 67.5 mile railway runs from a ...

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28 Apr
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West Texas: Possibility Of Commuter Rail From Las Cruces To El Paso

April 28, 2016 – KWRG.org Over 100 people attended two public meetings in Dona Ana County this week to look at the possibility of creating a commuter rail line that will extend from Las Cruces to El Paso. The first ...

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23 Apr
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Tough first quarter for Union Pacific: operating income and earnings down

April 23, 2016 – TRA Newswire Diluted earnings per share of $1.16 declined 11 percent. Operating income totaled $1.7 billion, down 15 percent. Operating ratio of 65.1 percent, up 0.3 points. “In this challenging volume environment, we have continued our ...

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23 Apr
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TxDOT Rail Division Director tenders resignation

April 23, 2016 – TRA Newswire The Director of the Rail Division at the Texas Department of Transportation, Erik Steavens, tendered his resignation this week. It is said to be effective at the end of this month. Steavens is only ...

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20 Apr
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TCR officials considering railway stop in northwest Houston area

Texas Central says NW Houston station would serve more passengers April 20, 2016 – communityimpact.com As officials with Texas Central Railway work to determine train station locations for the proposed high speed rail project connecting Houston and Dallas, the northwest ...

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16 Apr
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Heartland Flyer expands and now faces contraction from Okla legislators

Updated April 22, 2016 – TRA Newswire While the north segment of the daily Heartland Flyer is expanding and expects ridership gains, Oklahoma legislators are talking about dismantling or cutting back the popular train on the southern end between Oklahoma ...

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16 Apr
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Parsons wins construction management award for Houston Metro Light Rail Transit Project

April 15, 2016 – ajot.com Parsons is pleased to announce that the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) recently honored the corporation with the Alliant Build America Award in the civil construction management category for its work on the Houston ...

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16 Apr
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Despite Setback, Lone Star Rail Moves Forward

April 16, 2016 – TheRivardReport.com The decision by Union Pacific to end its working relationship with Lone Star Rail District(LSRD) in February, was a blow in efforts to develop a passenger rail line between San Antonio and Austin. But in a special meeting ...

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07 Apr
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Freight Rail Digest: New facilities at AllianceTexas & Longview

BNSF and partners agree to construct Alliance Texas export facility. East Texas Rail Facility opens to handle Natural Gas Liquids April 6, 2016 – Railway Age BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), Hillwoodand Packwell announced that they have agreed on a framework for ...

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