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February 1, 2013
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  Industry Update 
  • ASLRRA's Richard Timmons announces retirement this year
    Richard Timmons, president of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association, said he will retire on or before Aug. 31. "In addition to accomplishments too numerous to mention, [Timmons] has brought new prestige to, and recognition of, the association," said ASLRRA Chairman Mike Ogborn. Before joining the ASLRRA, Timmons was Norfolk Southern's chief liaison on political affairs in New York and Pennsylvania. ProgressiveRailroading.com (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Infrastructure & Economic Spotlight  
  • Creation of new Ohio short line to link local firms to NS
    Access to Norfolk Southern's service for some shippers in Ohio will be made easier with a new short line railroad. Carload Express created Ohio Terminal Railway to operate a 12.2-mile line -- that links to NS service -- between Hannibal and Powhatan Point, Ohio. Carload recently began reconstruction efforts for the rail line, and will spend about $1.8 million to upgrade it. ProgressiveRailroading.com (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Energy & Environmental Watch 
  • Coal companies to focus on exports; look to rail and ports
    Coal "will become the world's primary fuel for electricity generation within the next few years," according to projections by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Coal companies are adapting themselves to fill the need for coal exports from the U.S. New rail terminals are being built or proposed to help ship the product to ports. Platts (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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