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Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Monday a “major western railroad” has added RailComm’s Blue Flag Indicator (BFI) System. The system allows users to apply blue flag protection to fueling tracks through the use of centrally located field control panels. ...
From an operating ratio of 87.8% in 2014, CSX has come a long way. By focusing on customer service, sound pricing, and tight cost controls, CSXcut the percentage of revenue consumed by operating costs to 77.7% in 2006, 75.6% in 2008, and 71.1% in 2010 .On Thursday, CSX told the 2011 J.P. Morgan A ...
Trinity Industries issued a new projection Thursday calling for the production by all builders of an average of 48,450 new freight cars a year over the next five years. The range is from roughly 30,000 in 2011 rising to around 60,000 in 2015. In the final hour of trading on the New York St ...
Public response to proposed passenger rail service upgrades in adjacent Vermont and New York counties has been initially positive, but freight rail operators are more circumspect, at least so far. Vanasse Hanger Brustlin Inc. is overseeing a study, including a service development plan, i ...
U.S. freight carload traffic rose 2.3% in the week ending March 19, 2011, measured against the comparable week in 2010, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday. Intermodal volume for the week advanced 10.7% compared with one year ago. ...
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Tuesday joined members of Oregon’s congressional delegation, along with Portland, Ore. Mayor Sam Adams and others, to promote domestic job growth and American competitiveness at a ceremony marking the most recent investment by Clackamas, Ore.-based United ...
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced the signing of “a cooperative agreement between USDOT and North Carolina DOT that makes $461 million available for the State of North Carolina to begin work on projects that will reduce travel times and increase reliability for rail passengers, ...
Asserting that 2010 was “a very strong year,” Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman told shareholders in their annual report that the company is prepared for “the volumes we expect throughout 2011 and beyond, in what I believe will continue to be a growing market for our transportation ...
John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) said Wednesday its complete lineup of Interim Tier 4/Stage III B off-highway and gen-set diesel engines 56 kW (75 hp) and above will be available with a new factory-installed variable-speed fan drive. The company says its variable-speed fan technology enab ...
Noted railroad author, photographer, and historian William W. Kratville died March 14 at his home in Omaha, Neb. He was 81. ...
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