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Union Pacific has embarked on a multi-year, $300 million project to build 
29 miles of second main line track in its central corridor between Fremont,
Neb., and Missouri Valley, Iowa.

 As part of the project, UP this year began construction of three miles ofR ...
Employment on Class I railroads of the United States rose to 160,107
 in mid-August, 0.75% over July and 4.65% higher than in August 2010. The strongest gains were in train crew employment. Transportation (train
 and engine) numbers were up 1.24% over July and 6.59% over August 2010. ...
The Union Switch & Signal Company, known today as Ansaldo STS USA, and Railway Age have been partners since our company was founded by George Westinghouse in 1881. In 2011, we marked 130 years of continuous business activities, much like the magazine marks 155 years of continuous pub ...

When the private freight railroads desperately wanted out of the passenger rail business, Congress saw the need for a single national passenger rail service provider with a mission to improve passenger rail service that could operate an interconnected network of routes.

What the Association of American Railroads calls “Class II and Class III railroads”—short lines and regionals, in the vernacular, or simply short lines, for short—are rebuilding America’s railroads with a vengeance. Their growing traffic volumes, even in this slow economy, give eloquent ...
National policy discussions about how to get our economy moving again are now rightly focusing on how to generate economic growth and, most important, create jobs. These discussions increasingly involve infrastructure expenditures yet do not directly take on one of the most important elements of ach ...
Market-based innovation, increased productivity, and greater supply chain collaboration are the keys to a more customer-focused and effective rail industry. CN is convinced this is the right business agenda. As such, we are working hard to raise our highly successful precision railroading ...
The North American rail industry traces its roots to export promotion and development with a long understanding that supply chain collaboration enables long-term export growth. We are strategically positioned to create value and benefit from Asian trade with exports of natural resources, agricult ...
This is an extraordinary time for North American railroads. We’re creating jobs, supporting new businesses and expansions of existing ones, and easing traffic congestion and associated emissions. Rail investment in the U.S. this year is expected to approach $12 billion to maintain and expand 14 ...
When the Santa Fe Railway and J.B. Hunt formed the first real train/truck partnership in the 1980s, it was a catalyst for the growth of the domestic intermodal industry. Doublestacking also dates back to that period. Indeed, intermodal had more than its share of early advocates. It only made sens ...
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