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Carload traffic takes a dive, intermodal gets another rise
In reporting weekly U.S. rail traffic, as well as volumes for May 2015 and the first five months of 2015, the Association of American Railroads revealed that U.S. carload traffic…
NS 9-1-1 honors first responders
At Washington, D.C.’s Union Station, Norfolk Southern dedicated its latest commemorative locomotive, an SD60E painted in a vibrant red, white and black livery with gold accents and insignia recognizing police,…
KCS to increase train speed on Laredo Subdivision
The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCS) will increase train speed on its Laredo Subdivision line that runs from Laredo to Corpus Christi, Tex., from 49 to 59 miles per…
CN invests C$20 million in cold supply chain expansion
CN is investing C$20 million in the expansion of its cold supply chain capacity to help producers and distributors of chilled or frozen foods grow their businesses in North America…
NS brings its safety campaign to Georgia
Norfolk Southern is bringing its “Train Your Brain” public safety campaign, now in its ninth year, to central and south Georgia to remind people to be safe and alert around…
Carload traffic drops sharply in most recent week
For the week ending May 23, 2015, U.S. rail traffic dipped nearly 3%, with a gain in intermodal only partially offsetting a sharp decline in carload traffic. The same held…
UP to invest $102 million in Nebraska
Union Pacific Railroad plans to invest nearly $102 million in 2015 to improve its rail infrastructure in Nebraska, the company announced on May 22, 2015.
CBR takes first-quarter dive
U.S. Class I railroads originated 113,089 carloads of crude oil in the first quarter of 2015, down 17,982 carloads or 13.7% from the fourth quarter of 2014, the Association of…
STB starts on-time performance NPRM; approves NS acquisition
The Surface Transportation Board announced on May 15, 2015 that it will begin a proceeding to define intercity passenger railroad on-time performance for purposes of Section 213 of the Passenger…
AAR: Weekly rail traffic dips a bit
For the week ending May 9, 2015, North American freight rail traffic dipped by about 2.5% compared to the same period in 2104, the Association of American Railroads reported.
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