Category Archives: Texas Rail News

30 Jul
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Citing rail safety, Houston Metro to change its rail car colors

July 27, 2017 – MassTransitMag.com – Metro has the blues — and reds — in hopes of getting people to give their trains a second look. Pending approval by its board, scheduled for Thursday, Metropolitan Transit Authority is planning to ...

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29 Jul
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TRA board member Paul Mangelsdorf passed away

Updated August 3, 2017 – TRA Newswire  – Funeral was held today for Paul Mangelsdorf, one of the founding members of Texas Rail Advocates who passed away July 28 while in hospice at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.  Paul had surgery ...

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27 Jul
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Oklahoma to hold hearing on long sought Tulsa-OKC rail link

July 27, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Two Oklahoma State Representatives will co-host a hearing on September 6 at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City to discuss re-starting passenger rail service between OKC and Tulsa. The hearing will be held September ...

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22 Jul
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Kansas City Southern revenue & income up in 2Q

July 21, 2017 – RailwayAge.com – Kansas City Southern reported record second quarter 2017 revenues of $656 million, up 15% on-year, as carloads increased 6%. The Kansas City, Mo.-based company said operating income increased 9% to $239 million, a historic ...

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21 Jul
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Coal & industrial products push Union Pacific 2Q profits higher

July 19, 2017 – mysanantonio.com – NEW YORK (AP) — Union Pacific Corp. reported a boost in second-quarter profit on Thursday as coal and industrial product shipments pushed revenue higher. The railroad operator saw healthy gains in coal shipments despite a ...

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21 Jul
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Report to Congress recommends Gulf Coast Amtrak service

July 19, 2017 – wtxl.com – A federal panel submitted a report to Congress this week recommending passenger rail service return to the Gulf Coast. The Big Bend has been without it for more than a decade. The Gulf Coast ...

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21 Jul
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George H.W. Bush says he’s ready to ride Texas’ proposed high-speed rail

July 19, 2017 – TheEagle.com – Even if it isn’t finished until he’s 99, former president George H.W. Bush says he wants to ride the proposed high-speed rail train from Houston to Dallas. According to a report in the Altoona Mirror, ...

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21 Jul
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Union Pacific improves railroad crossing safety, accidents down

July 21, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Union Pacific’s rail safety programs helped improve public safety and contributed to a 5 percent decline in vehicle–train collisions at railroad crossings in the first half of 2017, compared to last year. Union ...

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09 Jul
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Texas port contracts Primoris to complete rail project at Freeport

July 7, 2017 – ProgressiveRailroading.com – Port Freeport has awarded a more than $21 million contract to Primoris Heavy Civil to build rail infrastructure at the southeastern Texas port. Part of Primoris Services Corp., Primoris Heavy Civil will construct a rail spur ...

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09 Jul
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TX: New Amtrak CEO has Texas ties, but can he save State’s Texas Eagle route?

July 7, 2017 – Fort Worth Star-Telegram – Gordon Dickson – Amtrak’s incoming boss has Texas ties, but can he save long-distance passenger rail service in the state? Richard Anderson, 62, a veteran airline executive who most recently ran Delta ...

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