Green Mountain Railroad Corporation (GMRC) has filed a verified notice of
exemption under 49 C.F.R. § 1180.2(d)(7) for acquisition of overhead trackage rights
over approximately 61.4 miles of rail line owned by New England Central Railroad, Inc.
(NECR), between milepost 14.46 at White River Junction, Vt., and milepost 99.0 at
Millers Falls, Mass. (the Line).1
GMRC and NECR have entered into a written trackage rights agreement2 that
grants GMRC overhead trackage rights over the Line. Those rights allow GMRC to enter
and exit the Line at certain intermediate points as well as its terminal points, as described
in the verified notice. GMRC states that the trackage rights are among settlement terms
that the Board imposed “as a condition of the Board’s approval” in CSX Corp.—Control
& Merger—Pan Am Systems, Inc., FD 36472 et al., (STB served Apr. 14, 2022).
Jeff Smith wrote: NECR providing overhead rights to Green Mountain Railroad, which I think is its own subsidiary.Green Mountain Railroad is actually owned by Vermont Rail System, not NECR. At least, last I checked. I can hardly keep track of what railroad belongs to who these days.
PITTSBURGH — Genesee & Wyoming will purchase 69 locomotives from Wabtec, the manufacturer’s largest order under its certified pre-owned program.
The order includes 35 Dash 9 and 34 Dash 8 locomotives for the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad; Chicago, Ft. Wayne & Indiana Railroad; Connecticut Southern Railroad; Indiana & Ohio Railroad; New England Central Railroad; and Providence & Worcester Railroad.
“These engines will make our fleet more efficient, enabling us to better meet our customers’ needs for safe and reliable freight-rail transportation,” Michael Miller, president of G&W’s North American operations, said in a press release.