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Adding flexibility to the scheduled railroad With a dynamic car scheduling system, railroads can improve train capacity utilization while improving service at the same time.

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A planned rail logistics hub on the site of a former steel mill near Baltimore took a major step forward this week, signing on a key player as both a manager and investor. Tradepoint Atlantic, the 3,100-acre multimodal global logistics center...
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With a dynamic car scheduling system, railroads can improve train capacity utilization while improving service at the same time. What is a Scheduled Railroad? During the first decade of the 21st century, North American railroads universally embraced the concept of scheduled operations....
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I have stressed many times in this blog, and in my monthly magazine columns—at times in harsh terms that may have offended some people who, for reasons I can’t quite figure out, took my remarks personally—that the Trump Administration’s extremely...
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Residents of Bellevue, Ohio have filed a class-action lawsuit against Norfolk Southern over what they charge is excessive noise from Moorman Yard. The lawsuit filed March 16 by law firm Murray & Murray on behalf of two residents aims to quiet...
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Motive Power Resources announced that it has completed its first locomotive overhaul at its new heavy overhaul and repair facility in Minooka, Ill. The rebuilt EMD SD38, upgraded with a ZTR Nexus system, rebuilt mechanicals and other upgrades, was shipped to...

ohio-lawsuit-wants-to-put-the-brakes-on-ns-humpyard-noise
Residents of Bellevue, Ohio have filed a class-action lawsuit against Norfolk Southern over what they charge is excessive noise from Moorman Yard. The lawsuit filed March 16 by law firm Murray & Murray on behalf of two residents aims to quiet...
first-locomotive-rebuild-for-motive-power-resources
Motive Power Resources announced that it has completed its first locomotive overhaul at its new heavy overhaul and repair facility in Minooka, Ill. The rebuilt EMD SD38, upgraded with a ZTR Nexus system, rebuilt mechanicals and other upgrades, was shipped to...
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Eliminating Amtrak’s long-distance trains, curtailing the FTA’s New-Starts program, eliminating the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) discretionary grant program, and privatizing the FAA air traffic control system are among the elements of President Donald J. Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018...
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The Jacksonville Port Terminal Railroad (JXPT) officially began services on March 8. The 10-mile line provides service to Jacksonville Port Authority (Jaxport) customers Monday through Friday, and interchanges with Norfolk Southern and CSX. JXPT is the 37th short line operated by...
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Conrail’s Board of Directors has named Timothy Tierney President and Chief Operating Officer, effective April 1. Tierney succeeds Ronald Batory, who is retiring after nearly 46 years in the railroad industry. A 39-year Conrail veteran—both iterations, “Big” Conrail and Conrail Shared...

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