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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 ...
Looking to really boost productivity? Wireless is the way to go. Two decades ago my counterpart in the C&S department of a Class I, the Chief Engineer Signals, noted that communications was the future of signals. While I didn’t appreciate his prophetic stat ...
20 September 2011

GE

GE Transportation’s 4,500th Evolution® Series Locomotive has entered revenue service “in support of GE’s rail customers around the globe,” the company announced at Railway Interchange 2011 held in Minneapolis, Minn. ...
20 September 2011

If you didn

Approximately 9,000 people are attending Railway Interchange 2011 in Minneapolis. Following are some photo highlights of the largest U.S. railway trade exposition since the American Railway Progess Exposition, held in Chicago in 1963.   ...
20 September 2011

FRA

Federal Railroad Administration Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety/Chief Safety Officer Jo Strang on Monday accepted the League of Railway Industry Women “Outstanding Woman of the Year” Award. Strang (right), who provides regulatory oversight for U.S. rail safety by overseei ...
19 September 2011

La Hood:

In his keynote address at the Opening General Session of Railway Interchange 2011 in Minneapolis Monday, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray La Hood (top) said that the Class I railroads “are our good partners in developing the President’s vision for high speed rail.” That vision ...
CN and Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT), the operator of two container terminals at the Port of Montreal, have achieved dramatic performance metrics through closer collaboration and innovation, CN announced Monday. “Two key metrics underscore advances in performance,&r ...
Loram Maintenance of Way Inc. and Tranergy Corporation have reached a definitive agreement for Loram to acquire all assets of Tranergy. ...
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