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Drought relief, by rail Could emergency service that’s been used worldwide be applied on a massive scale for California?

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Canadian Pacific (CP) has reached a tentative six-year agreement with Brotherhood Railway Carmen (BRC-TCU), a division of the Transportation and Communications Union/International Association of Machinists, the company announced on July 29, 2015. The BRC represents employees on CP’s wholly owned subsidiary,...
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AREMA Conference General Sessions at Railway Interchange 2015 are designed to educate and inform industry professionals. The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) will hold its 2015 Annual Conference as part of Railway Interchange 2015, Oct. 4-7, in Minneapolis, Minn. AREMA...
csx’s-gooden-wins-top-intermodal-industry-award
The Intermodal Association of America (IANA) announced August 3, 2015 that Clarence Gooden, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of CSX Corporation, will be honored with the 2015 IANA Silver Kingpin Award at this year’s Intermodal EXPO in Fort...
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Affirming its commitment to protecting the environment now and for future generations, Union Pacific (UP) has submitted climate change data to CDP an outlined initiatives and investments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the railroad reported on July 31, 2015. For...
drought-relief-by-rail
Could emergency service that’s been used worldwide be applied on a massive scale for California? Wait long enough at the roadside pull-off in southeastern Washington’s Wallula Gap, overlooking the nearly mile-wide Columbia River, and you’ll see one: A unit train of...

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Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Grant Program for Transporting Healthy Food, presented in partnership by CSX and The Conservation Fund.   According to the United States Department of Agriculture, more than 23 million Americans have limited or no access...
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Union Pacific’s board of directors elected President and Chief Operating Officer Lance Fritz Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, effective Oct. 1, 2015. He succeeds John Koraleski as Chairman. Koraleski plans to retire Sept. 30 after a 43-year career at...
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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued on July 30, 2015 a final rule to prevent unattended trains that carry crude oil, ethanol, poisonous by inhalation (PIH), toxic by inhalation (TIH), and other highly flammable contents from rolling away. Railroad employees...
kcs-opens-new-texas-intermodal-terminal
Kansas City Southern (KCS) on July 30, 2015, celebrated the dedication of its new, state-of-the-art intermodal terminal in Wylie, Tex., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that included the attendance of local public officials. After 12 months of construction, the more than...
is-bakken-cbr-fading-away?
Bakken crude oil hauled in unit trains may disappear by 2017, according to an analysis conducted by RBN Energy LLC. “Bakken crude-by-rail (CBR) volumes are down this year and pipeline shipments are increasing as production levels off in the wake of...