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This is Jim Blaze, rail economist and teacher—sometimes a reporter; always one who questions. I’m concerned about how the “Big 7” railroads are going to address their next five to…
Port of Virginia: Record TEUs as terminal expansion begins
The Port of Virginia set a record for monthly volume, 228,516 TEUs in January, an increase of 18.5% from the same month the previous year, and up 8% year-to-date.
Oroville Dam emergency delaying UP trains
The Oroville Dam emergency is causing delays of 24-48 hours for Union Pacific freight moving between Oregon, Washington and Southern California.
Congress: A noisy hall with a nightly brawl
With early indications that the Trump Administration is a political version of the Jerry Springer show, expect an atypical legislative session, with the Republican majority sometimes in open conflict with…
Weather delaying grain exports from PNW
Exporters moving U.S. grain to Asian markets continue to struggle with harsh winter weather that’s delayed shipments via rail to ports in the Pacific Northwest.
Fast Trackers: Railway Age's 10 under 40
Railway Age editors, along with judges Nick Little, Managing Director of Michigan State University’s Railway Management Program, and Ronald L. Batory, President and Chief Operating Officer of Consolidated Rail Corp.,…
Hunter and hunted? CSX extends board deadline
CSX Corp. on Friday announced that it was extending the deadline for board nominations to Feb. 24, giving an activist hedge fund more time to try and install Hunter Harrison…
Union Pacific sees delays through Nevada, PNW
Withering winter weather is playing havoc with Union Pacific trains from Nevada up through the Pacific Northwest.
Avalanche closes Montana line again
Rail traffic through the Rockies in Northern Montana on Thursday was blocked by an avalanche, just days after freight and passenger trains resumed operations following a similar event.
CN 2017 capex: C$2.5 billion
CN’s planned C$2.5 billion (US$1.9 billion) 2017 capital program is “focused on hardening core infrastructure,” the railroad said on Feb. 9.
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