Posts Tagged ‘train’

Rail cars coming to town — on the highway

by Associated Press Published: November 12,2012

Tags: community development, depot, display, highway, railcar, railway, rairoad, tourism, tourist, train, transportation, travel, truck, vacation

MCCOMB — Two train cars will begin a slow trek tomorrow from Hammond, La., to McComb, where they will become parts of the train display near the downtown depot. McComb Mayor Whitney Rawlings tells The Enterprise-Journal a convoy of trucks transporting the cars will leave Hammond and head slowly north on U.S. Highway 51. Plans […] [...]

Railroad outlines sustainability efforts in new report

NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk Southern Corp. has issued its fifth-annual corporate sustainability report, documenting progress on the railroad’s efforts to reduce its business impacts on the environment. The 2012 report can be found on Norfolk Southern’s environmental website, www.nssustainability.com. It highlights advances made in the five years since the company launched a sustainability program with […] [...]

New career tech center prepares for first students

by Associated Press Published: October 29,2012

Tags: career, city, county, government, learn, learning, skill, teach, teaching, technology, train, training, workforce

OLIVE BRANCH — DeSoto County School’s new career technology center is almost finished. The career technology center, located in the Olive Branch Metro Industrial Park, is expected to be filled with students within a few days. DeSoto County Schools partnered financially with the City of Olive Branch and DeSoto County government to renovate the warehouse […] [...]

MSU professor lends expertise to Nigerian catfish farmers

STARKVILLE — Commercially grown catfish in North America or Africa face similar challenges, a fact that sent one Mississippi State University veterinarian on a training mission to Nigeria in June. Dr. Skip Jack, a professor of pathobiology and population medicine at MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine, spent almost three weeks teaching Nigerian catfish farmers, veterinarians […] [...]

Woman accused of posing as OSHA trainer; bilked fisherman for $200K+

WIGGINS — A Mississippi woman is accused of posing as a federal worker to make nearly $216,000 giving fraudulent training classes to fishermen who hoped to get jobs cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010. A 22-count federal indictment unsealed yesterday alleges that Connie M. Knight, 46, used phony credentials, diplomas and […] [...]

Two-year schools want $101.7M budget increase for 2014

JACKSON — Mississippi’s 15 community and junior colleges are seeking an additional $101.7 million in the 2014 budget year, again arguing that they’ve been particularly ill-treated in recent state spending plans. Eric Clark, executive director of the Community College Board, told lawmakers yesterday money would go to expand worker training, buy new equipment to train […] [...]

Shortline railroad celebrating 90th anniversary this year

by Associated Press Published: September 19,2012

Tags: anniversary, distribution, export, exporter, exporting, goods, railroad, railway, track, train, transportation

MOSS POINT — One of Mississippi’s oldest businesses is celebrating its 90-year anniversary this year. The Mississippi Export Railroad Co., headquartered in Moss Point, was launched in 1922, when the late Gregory Luce purchased and revamped the previously failed business. The railroad dates back to 1894 when it was first built as The Moss Point […] [...]

City of New Orleans to return to state following Isaac

by Associated Press Published: September 10,2012

Tags: hurricane, rail service, railroad, railway, storm, tourism, tourist, train, transportation, travel, tropical, vacation, visitor, Weather

NEW ORLEANS — Amtrak says the City of New Orleans passenger train will pull into its namesake city today — the first time since Aug. 27, when service was suspended because of Hurricane Isaac. It reports daily service from Chicago started and ended in Memphis through yesterday. Trains will start and end in New Orleans […] [...]

Amtrak service on Coast to remain suspended

by Associated Press Published: September 5,2012

Tags: disaster, hurricane, railroad, railway, storm, train, transportation, travel, tropical weather

GULF COAST — Most Amtrak service to and from New Orleans has been restored following Hurricane Isaac, but the City of New Orleans’ service in Mississippi and Louisiana, remains suspended through Friday. The City of New Orleans, a daily service between Chicago and New Orleans, will continue to terminate and originate in Memphis, rather than […] [...]

Officials to discuss restoring passenger train service

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Mayors and other officials from Florida to Louisiana will be in Alabama this week for a conference to discuss restoring passenger train service in the region. The service from Jacksonville, Fla., to New Orleans was at one time part of Amtrak’s Sunset Limited line from Los Angeles to Jacksonville. It was […] [...]

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