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Model railroad industry recognizes inventor of Kadee’s ‘whisker’ centering systems, Amherst show director

The Model Railroad Industry Division of the Hobby Manufacturers Association inducted its newest Hall of Fame member and recognized the 2023 Bobbye Hall Award winner in August at the NMRA National Train Show. Michael N. Dunham of Kadee Quality Products Co. is the 52nd member …

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Amtrak, Texas Central enter into agreement to study feasibility of Dallas-to-Houston high-speed rail line

With the help of Amtrak, Texas’ high-speed rail plan appears to be back on track. Texas Central Partners (“Texas Central”) and Amtrak said earlier this month that they are seeking opportunities to advance planning and analysis work associated with the proposed Dallas-to-Houston 205-mph high-speed rail …

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Union, BCMEA find common ground to end month-long strike at key Canadian West Coast ports

UPDATED/From News Releases A month-long strike of port workers in Western Canada ended in early August, restoring container traffic to two of the country’s busiest gateways. International Longshore & Warehouse Union Canada members voted nearly 75 percent percent in favor of a settlement with the …

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ScaleTrains boosts freight car offerings with purchase of ExactRail; first N, HO runs in production

ScaleTrains announced last week that it acquired ExactRail, a manufacturer of HO- and N-scale freight cars and bridges. The addition nearly doubles ScaleTrains’ freight car offerings, the company said in a statement. ScaleTrains was to announce the first N-scale freight car later in June at …

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New CPKC from Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern merger approved to start in mid-April

From News Releases The new CPKC, formed by last week’s Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern merger, is expected to begin operations April 14 but will be under the watchful eye of the Surface Transportation Board (STB). The STB concluded a lengthy review and approved the merger …

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Union Pacific, NS latest railroads to reach union agreements for paying workers for sick time

Updated March 3 Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern reached agreements in recent weeks with unions to pay workers for time off related to sickness. In February, NS reached deals with the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees, one of the industry’s largest unions, and National …

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