Category Archives: Texas Rail News

28 Aug
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Union Pacific & KCS give generous donations to Hurricane Harvey relief

UPDATED August 29, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Two Class 1 railroads in Texas have announced Hurricane Harvey relief funds to help those impacted by the disaster. Union Pacific today pledged $250,000 to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The funds ...

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28 Aug
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Catastrophic flooding brings Texas Gulf Coast railroads to standstill

UPDATED August 30, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Massive flooding caused by Hurricane / Tropical Storm Harvey has wreaked havoc with all modes of transportation, especially railroads, along the Texas Gulf Coast and around Houston.  All three Class I railroads that ...

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18 Aug
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KCS Joins U.S. & Mexican officials for dedication of cargo processing facility at Laredo, Texas rail border-crossing

August 18, 2017 – TRA Newswire – (Laredo, Texas) Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) president and CEO Patrick J. Ottensmeyer joined officials representing the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Mexican Customs (SAT) Thursday in the dedication of a new, ...

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17 Aug
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Houston Mayor Turner signs “memorandum of understanding”; 1st step for high-speed train between Houston and Dallas

August 17, 2017 – CW39.com – Houstonians, as much as we love to hate on our rivals in Dallas, wouldn’t it be great if we could get there in a fraction of the four+ hours it takes in a car? ...

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17 Aug
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Cotton Belt: $100 million available if innovative passenger rail can be developed

August 17, 2017 – TRA Newswire – In a public meeting held at the North Central Texas Council of Governments office in Arlington today, Transportation Director Michael Morris outlined six potential innovative partnership ideas to get the missing link of ...

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17 Aug
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UP to lay off 500 managers, other rail workers

August 17, 2017 – Progressiverailroading.com – Union Pacific Railroad yesterday announced it will eliminate 500 management positions by mid-September as part of a cost-cutting measure. The Class I also intends to reduce 250 non-management positions during the same time period, UP ...

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14 Aug
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Texas Central announces agreement with Fluor, Lane Construction as bullet train moves forward

August 14, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Selection of firms signifies important milestone working on design and engineering as high-speed train project moves toward construction Fluor and Lane would be the preferred design-builder of the North Texas-to-Houston line after development ...

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13 Aug
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First Stadler FLIRT rail car completed for TEXRail Fort Worth/DFW Airport line

August 13, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Stadler announced that it has completed the first FLIRT diesel-multiple-unit (DMU)  at its plant at North Salt Lake, Utah for the TEXRail project that will link downtown Fort Worth to DFW International Airport. ...

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13 Aug
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U.S. Rep. Carter visits Temple rail park: encourages economic development

August 11, 2017 – ProgressiveRailroading.com – U.S. Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) on Wednesday toured the Temple & Texas Central(TC) Railway, one of 12 short lines managed by Patriot Rail Co. LLC. TC Operations Manager David Lutz led the tour, which also included ...

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11 Aug
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$31 special Heartland Flyer rail fare posted for October OU-TX game train

Updated August 13, 2017 – TRA Newswire – If you’re one of about 300 football fans coming to Dallas from Oklahoma for the Texas-OU game in October you could snag a special fare on the Heartland Flyer out of Oklahoma ...

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