U.S. Freight Rail Transportation Companies (Class I):
U.S. Freight Rail: Rail Cars
- TTX (private): Developer of railcars and
freight car management. Wikipedia link.
- Trinity Industries, Inc (NYSE: TRN): largest North American freight rail manufacturer with 30% of the market. It produces freight cars, passenger railcars, boxcars and others.
U.S. Freight Rail: other
- Railex (private): Uses Union Pacific and
CSX along with special Railex-designed, purpose-built refridgerated cars
to transport produce. Railex, a refrigerated rail transport and warehousing
company, began service in 2006. Guarantees five days coast to coast.
Routes: Washington (state) to New York; and Delano, CA to New York. A
single train is equal to 220 semi trucks.
U.S. Rail Transportation: Locomotives and Supporting Industries:
U.S. Passenger and Light Rail:
U.S. Railroad Training and Careers:
U.S. Government Agencies:
U.S. Federal and State Government Support of Railroad:
U.S. Railroad Organizations:
- Alaska Railroad (ARR) -- Corporation information, sightseeing tours, fares, schedules, freight service, employment, programs, newsletter, events, and contact information.
- American Association of Railroads (AAR):
AAR members include the major freight railroads in the United States,
Canada and Mexico, as well as Amtrak. Based in Washington, DC, the
AAR is committed to keeping the railroads of North America safe, fast,
efficient, clean, and technologically advanced.
- American Short Line and Regional
Railroad Association (ASLRRA)
- National Railroad Construction and
Maintenance Association (NRC)
- Railway Supply Institute
U.S. Railroad Investor information:
Note: On Feb. 12, 2010, BNSF (former stock symbol BNI) merged
with parent company Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-A). BNI
Historical Stock Prices are here.
Train / Rail Technology and Engineering (global):
European web site that contains up-to-the-minute news on the worldwide rail
industry. With its unique blend of news, analysis and special in-depth
reports, this resource gets to the heart of issues affecting the
working lives of people dealing with technology in the railway industry.
From boardroom directors to trackside staff, or third-party providers,
railway-technology.com offers a comprehensive view of the industry, staying
on top of the latest industry movements and views.
- Railway Technical Web Pages:
provides free articles about railways, using the UK railway system as
the base technology with more articles and information about other systems,
like the US, as appropriate. Articles and glossaries are provided for
a range of subjects. These include planning, finance, operations, design,
engineering, production and maintenance. There is also some information
about steam locomotives, including a glossary and an explanation of wheel
- railwaygazette.com -- UK-/Europe-based
web site and "webezine" for railway industry.
- railwaysubstructure.org -- Railway Substructure Engineering
Railway/Railroad/Train magazines/periodicals/webzines (USA and
Fan-based web sites (global):
Fan-based web sites (mostly American/U.S.):
Passenger / Travel / Vacation (for Americans traveling