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AAR: 2016 down 8.2%; 2017 could improve
The Association of American Railroads (AAR), in reporting full-year 2016 traffic figures on Jan. 4, 2017, noted that there are signs of growth following two years of declines.
AAR: 2016 concludes on a positive note
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on Jan. 4, 2017 reported total U.S. weekly rail traffic for the week ending Dec. 31, 2016 was 425,998 carloads and intermodal units, up…
Union Pacific acquires Railex LLC Assets
Union Pacific announced Jan. 3 its acquisition of Railex LLC's refrigerated and cold storage distribution assets in Delano, Calif.; Wallula, Wash.; and Rotterdam, N.Y. Acquisition does not include Railex Wine…
LRIW nature tour networking event at the NRC Conference
The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) announce a networking event and nature tour during the 2017 NRC Conference.
AAR: total weekly traffic up 27% (*)
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Dec. 28 that for the week ending December 24, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 496,633 carloads and intermodal units, up 27%…
2017 Freight Rail Outlook
If 2016’s wild, throw-predictions-out-the-window runaway freight train of a Presidential election taught us anything, it’s that nothing is ever a given. As the old saw goes, never assume, because it…
CP appoints Trafton to its Board of Directors
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited announced Dec. 23 that Gordon Trafton has been appointed to its Board of Directors effective January 1, 2017.
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train raises $1.2M and 250,000 pounds of food
Canadian Pacific (CP) announced on Dec. 22 that its 18th annual Holiday Train has collected donations of $1.2 million and 250,000 pounds of food to this point.
NRC awards Small Project of 2016
On Dec. 21, 2016, the National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) named the Walong to Marcel 2nd Track project by Granite Construction as the 2016 Small Project of the…
AAR: Weekly U.S. traffic relatively flat
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Dec. 21 that for the week ending Dec. 17, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 523,949 carloads and intermodal units, down 0.3%…
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