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Months before his previously announced official retirement as CEO, Hunter Harrison has abruptly severed all ties with Canadian Pacific, handing the company’s reins to President Keith Creel. According to numerous reports, Harrison will attempt to take control of CSX, which in 2014 had rebuffed a ...

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on Jan. 18 reported for the week ending Jan. 14, 2017 total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 516,229 carloads and intermodal units, up 2% compared with the same week last year.

18 January 2017

OPW marks 125 in 2017

OPW, a Dover company and a global supplier of fluid-handling equipment, celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2017. OPW was founded as the Ohio Pattern Works & Foundry Co. in Cincinnati, Ohio and was officially incorporated in 1892.

Rail shippers “are more confident in the economy, and the new Trump Administration is providing a degree of both hopeful optimism and uncertainty,” according to Cowen and Company’s 4Q16 Rail Shipper Survey. “Overall, the survey is positive for the rails, in our view.”

Tanya Adams has been promoted to vice president in the Chicago office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.

On Jan. 17, CSX Corporation announced fourth quarter 2016 net earnings of $458 million, or $0.49 per share, versus $466 million, or $0.48 per share, in the same period of last year.

Trackmobile and Rail Safe Training, Inc. announced on Jan. 16 a new safety partnership. Every new Trackmobile railcar mover sold will now come with complimentary rail safety training from Rail Safe Training, Inc. ...

Brookville Equipment Corporation’s Rick Graham was recently promoted to President after serving for 14 months as Chief Financial Officer. 

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on Jan. 13 responded to comments filed by a group of shippers to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) for new mandated reciprocal switching ("forced access") regulatio ...
On Jan. 16, Siemens delivered its first new S200 light rail vehicle to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). This is the first of the 215 LRV ...
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