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To borrow a term from the automobile industry, when you look closely at BNSF Railway, “this is not your father’s railroad.”

U.S. carload freight traffic for the week ending Feb. 25, 2012 fell 5%, measured against the comparable week in 2011, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. U.S. intermodal volume also fell, though less sharply, down 2.8% compared with the same week a year ago.

The Association of American Railroads announced Thursday that Iowa Pacific Holdings (IPH) has become its newest full member.

Norfolk Southern said Thursday it is honoring its predecessor railroads during 2012, its 30th anniversary year, by painting 18 new locomotives in commemorative schemes that reflect the heritage of those predecessors.

Sacramento, Calif.'s City Council unanimously has approved involving the city in a starter streetcar route primarily traversing suburban neighbor West Sacramento.

CSX Transportation has presented its Partnershipping Award to the Regional 
Economic Development Partnership (RED) in Wheeling, W.Va., for its efforts 
in locating three energy-related projects that will be served by CSX.



"Good web design is making a comeback," says Rob O'Regan, editor of eMedia Vitals website, citing five recently revamped websites, including Railway Age magazine's recently redesigned website. 

The AREMA Educational Foundation is offering scholarships to engineering students who are specializing in the railway industry and supports other educational and training endeavors that help to ensure the future of the profession. The deadline of March 9 is fast approaching.

Monday night’s rain-delayed Daytona 500, the season-opening event in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, marked a milestone for CSX Transportation, the first Class I railroad to sponsor a Sprint Cup team.

Norfolk Southern Corp. has named Donald D. Graab vice president mechanical, headquartered in Atlanta, effective March 1. Graab succeeds Tim A. Heilig, who retires after 41 years with Norfolk Southern.

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