Category Archives: Texas Rail News

20 Mar
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Texas Pacifico South Orient Railroad’s newest customer opens operations at Big Lake

March 20, 2016 – TRA Newswire Unit trains from Texas Pacifico are now hauling frac sand for Fort Worth based Maalt LP at their Big Lake terminal in West Texas.  Despite the slump in the oil market, demand for frac ...

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20 Mar
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BNSF: announces $210 million Texas Capex plans include San Antonio yard

March 17, 2016 – Progressive Railroading BNSF Railway Co. has rolled out more of its 2016 state-by-state capital expenditure plans, with the latest programs announced for Texas, Illinois and Kansas. In Texas, BNSF will spend $210 million this year to ...

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16 Mar
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FRA requests proposals for high speed rail projects – but there’s a catch, of course

March 16, 2016 – TRA Newswire The Federal Railroad Administration is asking for interested parties to submit Requests for Proposals (RFP) for high speed rail projects around the country, including potential for fast trains that would traverse the South Central High Speed ...

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15 Mar
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BNSF announces certified, rail-served sites for development

Temple, Texas industrial rail complex among major development centers March 15, 2016 – Railway Age Online BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has announced a new Site Certification Program aimed at identifying optimal rail-served sites for customer development along its network. To launch ...

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15 Mar
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Texas State Railroad announces more 2016 events in the Piney Woods

March 15, 2016 – TRA Newswire The Texas State Railroad, the official state railroad, has announced a series of events for the 2016 season including the Easter Egg Express, which runs weekends through March 26. Trains depart from the Rusk ...

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12 Mar
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Dallas-Houston high-speed rail loses Brazos Valley COG support

March 11, 2016 – WFAA.com A regional planning commission in the Brazos Valley has passed a resolution opposing the proposed high-speed railway between Dallas and Houston. The Brazos Valley Council of Governments once backed the proposed high-speed rail, plans for ...

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03 Mar
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Texans Against High Speed Rail file their first lawsuit

March 3, 2016 – TRA Newswire Let the lawsuits begin. Texans Against High Speed Rail, a group with seemingly deep pockets, has filed a suit against the Texas Attorney General and Texas Department of Transportation seeking information on the Texas Central ...

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11 Feb
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Union Pacific pulls out of Lone Star Rail Austin-San Antonio corridor plan

UP ends agreement to consider proposed route using freight tracks February 10, 2016 – ExpressNews.com Union Pacific dealt a major blow to a proposal to connect San Antonio and Austin with passenger rail by pulling one of its tracks from ...

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08 Feb
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Union Pacific improves safety at rail crossings: accidents down in 2015

February 5, 2016 – TRA Newswire Accidents at Union Pacific railroad crossings were down 3 percent in 2015, in part due to an aggressive campaign to identify problem crossings and a strong social media push. In 2015 there were 2.28 ...

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06 Feb
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Congressman Kevin Brady joins anti-high speed rail rant

February 5, 2016 – KBTX.com CONROE, Texas – The man who represents the eastern portion of the Brazos Valley wants Texas’ attorney general to give his opinion on eminent domain when it comes to a proposed high speed rail line ...

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