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For the week ending Jan. 23, 2016, total U.S. rail traffic was 490,324 carloads and intermodal units, down 10.5% compared with the same week in 2015, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on Jan. 27. U.S. carloads fell nearly 20%, with only one of 10 commodity groups posting an inc ...
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on Jan. 27, 2016 released its first “State of the Industry Report” focusing on the key challenges, accomplishments and innovations within the freight railroad industry. This initial, five-chapter edition details the industry’s investments in new t ...
Despite decreases in carloadings and revenue ton-miles, CN on Jan. 26, 2015 posted solid financials for fourth-quarter and full-year 2015. Significant in its results are record free cash flow and full-year earnings, and an operating ratio well belo ...

CN’s program to build its new, C$250 million Milton Logistics Hub in Ontario is moving ahead with a formal application to the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), which is required to approve the project under the Canada Transportation Act.

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on Jan. 26, 2016 announced a $4.3 billion 2016 capital expenditure plan that “will focus on helping to ensure the company continues to operate a safe and reliable network this year and beyond. This year’s capital p ...

The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) elected its 2016 slate of officers at the annual winter meeting earlier in January.

Brightline, the higher-speed passenger rail service being developed by Florida East Coast Industries subsidiary All Aboard Florida, and Siemens Rolling Stock announced on January 26, 2016 that the first stainless steel carshell for the new ...
First State Manufacturing (FSM) announced on Jan. 20, 2016 that it has been awarded two new multi-year contracts with Amtrak to provide repair and refurbishment of upholstered needs and to operate a distribution center supplying new cushions ...

CN President and CEO Claude Mongeau has returned to work after fully recovering from a surgical procedure and will lead the company’s Jan. 26, 2015 earnings call to discuss fourth-quarter and full-year 2015 financial results.

In the midst of a freight traffic downturn that is significantly impacting Class I railroads, short line Morristown & Erie Railway (M&E) posted its third consecutive year of traffic increases in 2015.

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