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UP begins Canada-to-California CBR service Union Pacific’s Can-Am Corridor linking western Canada with the western U.S. entered a new era on Nov. 24, 2014, when the first unit train of Canadian crude rolled across the international border at Eastport, Idaho, headed for a distribution terminal near Bakersfield, Calif. The 97 loaded tank cars, owned by Phillips 66, were powered by two locomotives on the head end, plus a single distributed power unit on the rear.

csx-ranks-high-as-military-friendly-employer
CSX has been recognized as the sixth-most military-friendly employer on G.I. Jobs’ 2015 Top 100 Military Friendly Employers ranking, and the second-most military-friendly employer in the transportation industry. This is the seventh consecutive year that CSX has been among the...
thanksgiving-dinner-and-more-brought-to-you-by-america’s-railroads
This Thanksgiving Day, as you sit down with your families to eat a sumptuous meal, think of Hamberger. No, not the hamburgers served by the calorie-laden billions at junk—er, fast—food places like McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, White Castle, etc., but...
shove-yours-railcars-safely-with-protran
Protran Technology has been selected to provide 14 Portable Shove Track Protection Systems to an undisclosed Class I railroad. The system includes 14 PT-501SM portable locomotive track detector units for determining limits of a shove zone and providing failsafe track...
us-rail-traffic-gains-keep-coming
U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Nov. 15, 2014 continued to show strength, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Nov. 20. U.S. freight carload traffic gained a relatively modest 0.3% for the week measured against the comparable period in...
take-a-trip-to-mars-this-january
“Rail Shipping 2015: Meeting the Challenges of High Demand” will be the theme for the 244th meeting of the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS), Jan. 14–15, 2015 in Oak Brook, Ill. Among the key presenters are CSX Transportation Chief Commercial...

bnsf-bumps-capex-to--billion-for-2015
BNSF’s planned capital expenditures for 2015 will be $6 billion, another record for a company that, including next year’s amount, will have made more than $50 billion in capital investments since 2000. BNSF also updated its planned capital expenditures for...
us-rail-traffic-gains-keep-coming
U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Nov. 15, 2014 continued to show strength, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Nov. 20. U.S. freight carload traffic gained a relatively modest 0.3% for the week measured against the comparable period in...
take-a-trip-to-mars-this-january
“Rail Shipping 2015: Meeting the Challenges of High Demand” will be the theme for the 244th meeting of the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS), Jan. 14–15, 2015 in Oak Brook, Ill. Among the key presenters are CSX Transportation Chief Commercial...
keystone-xl-promoter-a-convert-to-cbr
Now even the promoter of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline is boosting the benefits of crude-by-rail (CBR) over pipelines. With the economic imperatives for the transborder pipeline leaking away as CBR rapidly picks up much of the Canadian oil sands business,...
class-i-employment-up-in-october
Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, show total Class I railroad employment as of mid-October 2014 rose 3.75% to 169, 224, from mid-October 2013, and also added 521 positions from mid-September 2014, a rise...