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AAR: total July carloads decline 8.8% led by coal at 17.5% and petroleum at 22%
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on August 3rd reported weekly U.S. rail traffic, as well as volumes for July 2016:
EIA: crude by rail declines 45% in 2016
The U.S. Energy Information Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Energy, released figures on August 3 showing movements of crude oil by rail within the United States averaged…
ARI reports second quarter results
American Railcar Industries, Inc. (ARI) reported in the second quarter 2016, decreased revenues in the manufacturing segment were partially offset by increased revenues in the railcar leasing and railcar services…
Norfolk Southern brings safety campaign to Indiana
Norfolk Southern is bringing its Train Your Brain public safety campaign to Indiana to encourage motorists to be smart and safe when crossing train tracks.
Canada announces faster timeline for phasing out DOT-111 tank cars
Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced on July 26 Protective Direction 38, which accelerates the phasing out of DOT-111 tank cars for crude oil service to November 1, 2016.
Registration fees increase August 1 for RSI/CMA 2016 Expo & Technical Conference
Some exhibit booth space is still available, hotel rooms are rapidly being booked and registration fees rise August 1 for the RSI/CMA 2016 Rail Expo & Technical Conference, the Railway…
STB proposes “forced access” regulations
The Surface Transportation Board On July 27, 2016 proposed new regulations “to improve the availability of reciprocal switching,” an action the railroads have been anticipating for more than a year.…
AAR: Total weekly rail traffic down 5.3%
For the week ending July 23, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 528,070 carloads and intermodal units, down 5.3% compared with the same week last year, according the Association…
For NS, a record-low operating ratio
Like most of its peers, Norfolk Southern’s second-quarter 2016 volume, revenues and income were down compared to the same period last year, but the railroad managed lower its operating ratio…
CN operating ratio: 54.5%
In the midst of what CN President and CEO Luc Jobin called “a very challenging volume environment” that saw second-quarter declines in revenues and operating income, the railroad posted an…
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