Latest Rail News

ice-squires-among-nars-headliners
April 20, 2015
Two Class I railroad presidents, BNSF’s Carl Ice and Norfolk Southern’s James Squires, will keynote the May 27 and May 28 sessions, respectively, of the North American Rail Shippers (NARS) 2015 annual meeting at the Drake Hotel, Chicago. “Discover the Possibilities”...
asplund-to-lead-red-river-valley--western
April 20, 2015
Red River Valley & Western Railroad (RRVW) has named Nate Asplund to succeed Andy Thompson as President and CEO, effective May 1, 2015. Asplund most recently served as Assistant Vice President, Mexico for BNSF Railway, where he led a U.S....
fra-phmsa-pile-on-the-paperwork
April 20, 2015
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) on April 17, 2015 issued what they describe as “a package of targeted actions that will address some of the issues identified in recent train accidents involving...
cn-posts-a-strong-first-quarter
April 20, 2015
Taking full advantage of strong demand for its services and benefitting from a milder winter than last year’s deep freeze, CN posted strong first-quarter 2015 financials. CN’s first-quarter 2015net income was C$704 million, or C$0.86 per diluted share, compared with net...
gbw-debuts-tank-car-of-the-future
April 20, 2015
Members of the rail industry, the media, and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) gathered at the GBW Railcar Services (a joint venture of The Greenbrier Companies and Watco Companies) tank and general repair facility in Hockley, Tex., on April 16, 2015, for...

stb-issues-tongue-river-railroad-draft-eis
April 17, 2015
The Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) has issued a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) for public review...
rbmn-hires-vp-transportation-safety
April 17, 2015
Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern (RBMN) Railroad appointed Thomas Cook as Vice President Transportation and Safety, the company announced on April 13,...
cn-locomotive-engineers-ratify-new-labor-agreement
April 17, 2015
Canadian National Railroad Company (CN) locomotive engineers, represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) union, have established a new collective...
freight-traffic-stays-relatively-flat
April 16, 2015
According to figures reported by the Association of American Railroads for the week ending April 11, 2015, freight rail traffic remained relatively flat. Total...
cn-earmarks-c0-million-for-western-canada
April 16, 2015
CN has embarked on a C$500 million multi-year capital investment program for infrastructure improvements to its Western Canada feeder rail lines in Alberta,...