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At the midyear point of 2013 (26 out of 52 weeks in), combined North American rail volume on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian, and Mexican railroads totaled 9,650,841 carloads, down 0.4%…
CN announced on Wednesday, July 3 that it will start serving a new state-of-the art frac sand terminal north of Grande Prairie, Alta., starting in November 2013.
A consortium of Bombardier Transportation and AnsaldoBreda on Wednesday, July 3 unveiled what they are describing as “Europe’s fastest commercial speed train”—the Frecciarossa 1000 high speed trainset, which in English…
As old rights-of-way expand or are rehabilitated—and as new rail transit routes are created and extended—the growing demand for crossties will have to serve a more diverse marketplace.
Until recently, the goal of most public transit advocates, pushing suppliers and agencies alike, was to simply get vehicles, preferably (but not even always) with adequate seating capacity. Sure, some…
Within the space of a few minutes, the robotic assembly line at Honda’s East Liberty, Ohio, plant can transition from building compact Civics to CRV crossovers. The Ford Explorer, a…
“You’re going to be a high school senior this fall. Any thoughts on a career? College?” “Well, Dad, I think I might like to work for a railroad. It’s a…
Union Pacific’s record $3.7 billion in capital expenditures in 2012 returned quick dividends, and resulted in the 151-year-old railroad’s best year for its investors.
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. on Tuesday, July 2 reported results for its fiscal year third quarter ended May 31, 2013, and at the same time announced significant changes in its…
CSX m/w employees on July 1 kicked off an eight-day maintenance “jamboree” or “blitz” designed to complete work that would normally take 18 weeks under traffic. The accelerated timeline is…
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