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Decisive Railroading, an enterprise perspective Next Generation Train Control (NGTC) has been a popular subject for conferences for a number of years. However, judging by the attendees at past NGTC-related conferences, this is a subject of little interest to the U.S. freight railroads.

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Wabtec Corp. on Feb. 21 reported results for 2016’s fourth quarter and full year, and issued financial guidance for 2017, that reflects “significant headwinds” in the freight and industrial markets, as well as ongoing effects from its acquisition of Faiveley...
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CN’s planned C$2.5 billion (US$1.9 billion) 2017 capital program is “focused on hardening core infrastructure,” the railroad said on Feb. 9. CN plans to invest approximately C$1.6 billion on track infrastructure “to maintain a safe and efficient network.” Planned work includes...
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Stuart Chirls has joined the staff of Railway Age as Senior Editor, based at Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. headquarters in New York City. Chirls previously worked as digital editor for the Journal of Commerce covering container shipping, railroads, logistics, policy and global...
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Kansas City Southern will invest $550 million to $560 million in 2017 capital, a 4% to 5% percent reduction from its $584 million 2016 capex program. Close to 45%, $247 million to $252 million, of the anticipated spend will go toward...
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BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on Jan. 19 announced its 2017 capital expenditure plan will be approximately $3.4 billion.   Similar to last year’s $3.9 billion plan, the largest component of the plan will be to replace and maintain BNSF’s core network and...

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BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on Jan. 19 announced its 2017 capital expenditure plan will be approximately $3.4 billion.   Similar to last year’s $3.9 billion plan, the largest component of the plan will be to replace and maintain BNSF’s core network and...
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Optimism was the main thread that ran across the presentations we saw at the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) meeting in Chicago Jan. 11-12. Most people felt better about the economy and, while many were positive about the new...
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The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) announce a networking event and nature tour during the 2017 NRC Conference. LRIW says the event begins after the exhibits close and provides these details: Date: Tuesday, January 10 Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm Location: Gumbo Limbo Nature...
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Pan Am Southern LLC (PAS, the joint venture of Pan Am Railways and Norfolk Southern) and Pan Am Railways (PAR) itself on Dec. 20 served default and dispute notices concerning “important operational safety agreements” with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority...
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Railway Age presents its second annual Fast Trackers contest, in which we will profile ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields or within their company. Entries will be judged by experienced industry...

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