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For U.S. rail freight, more of the same mix
The Association of American Railroads Thursday once more reported mixed U.S. weekly rail traffic, this time for the week ending Nov. 24, 2012. U.S. freight carload traffic fell 4.6% measured…
NS marks Norfolk export coal facility upgrade
Norfolk Southern said Thursday it has completed a major upgrade to its Lamberts Point export coal transload facility in its hometown of Norfolk, Va., positioning the Class I to remain the largest…
U.S. maintains mixed freight traffic picture
The Association of American Railroads Wednesday reported mixed U.S. weekly rail traffic results for the week ending Nov. 17, 2012. U.S. freight carload traffic declined 4.3% measured against the comparable…
Mudslides mess with BNSF in Seattle area
BNSF rights-of-way in northwest Washington State have been affected by as many as 15 mudslides, triggered by heavy rain this week in the Pacific Northwest.
AAR to STB: Consider nat gas competition for coal rate cases
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) said Monday it has petitioned the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to initiate a rulemaking that would propose re-introducing indirect competition— specifically product and geographic…
Rail employment rises for month and year
Total Class I railroad employment reached 162,443 in October, 1.37% higher than in October 2011 and a gain of 0.74% over September 2012.
FRA tackles workplace electronic device danger
Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph C. Szabo Friday joined senior railroad industry leaders and labor officials to launch a collaborative effort to educate and raise awareness among rail industry employees of…
Cargill loop track will tap CSX service
Cargill announced Friday that it is adding a loop track at its grain elevator in Tuscola, Ill., to gain access to CSX service and expand the market for local corn and soybeans…
CP reaches accord with electrical workers
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) System Council 11 and Canadian Pacific Thursday said the parties have reached a tentative five-year labor agreement covering approximately 450 employees who maintain…
U.S. freight traffic trends resume familiar mix
U.S. freight rail traffic resumed its 2012 norm during the week ending Nov. 10, 2012—gains intermodal, declines in carload freight—the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. The resumption of a…
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