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KCS builds on the promise of NAFTA More than 20 years after Kansas City Southern helped lay the foundation for seamless U.S.-Mexico rail freight movements when it won the concession to operate Mexico’s principal rail corridor, KCS helped dedicate a new, joint Unified Cargo Processing facility at the Laredo, Tex., railroad border crossing.

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Canadian Pacific says it is ready to provide “best-in-class service” to grain shippers for Canada’s 2017-2018 crop year through “collaboration, communication and coordination.” The objective is “maximizing efficiency at the origin elevator and enhancing capabilities at the export terminal, all...
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More than 20 years after Kansas City Southern helped lay the foundation for seamless U.S.-Mexico rail freight movements when it won the concession to operate Mexico’s principal rail corridor, KCS helped dedicate a new, joint Unified Cargo Processing facility at...
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CSX in a report to the Surface Transportation Board said employment fell from June to July fell by 785 to 22,313. Most of that, 588, was in the train and engine category. The railroad has been eliminating jobs since Hunter Harrison took...
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In an effort to boost freight mobility in rural areas including rail, the Florida counties of Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty, and Franklin announced the establishment of the Gulf to Gadsden Freight Logistics Zone. The counties in a release described the public-private initiative...
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According to numerous observers, CSX service continues to deteriorate, threatening to affect other railroads and, by extension, the economy. Some customers have taken to giving rail traffic to competitor Norfolk Southern. Others, without any other rail options, have moved over...

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Metra's Board of Directors has elevated its chief mechanical officer to serve as the commuter agency's next executive director/CEO. James M. Derwinski will take over from Don Orseno, who is retiring at the end of 2017. Derwinski currently oversees the repair,...
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Union Pacific on Aug. 16 said that by mid-September, 750 jobs from its 42,000-person work force will be eliminated—500 from management, 250 from the rank and file—saving the railroad approximately $110 million annually in G&A (general & administrative) costs. The 500...
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The luster is fading from Hunter Harrison’s “Dr. Fixit” image faster than an old jalopy’s back-alley paint job. His boisterous March arrival as CEO of CSX put in motion warp-speed, backfiring directives changing culture, operating practices and marketing practices. The results,...
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Total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 548,790 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending August 12, up 2.75% compared with the same week in 2016. The Association of American Railroads reported total traffic of 268,364 carloads, up 0.3%, while U.S....
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C-Can Power Systems Inc., manufacturer of the RLW-Series of Switching and Signaling chargers, is offering the 12VDC/600 watt signaling charger with Ethernet connection. In the past, a signal maintainer would have to visit a site to check for alarms. C-Can’s RLW12/600e...

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