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The state of Intermodal
Coal is no longer king and will not return to the position it once held as the industry’s largest revenue stream. Crude oil might bounce back, a little. Motor vehicles…
AAR to STB: "Terminate this proceeding"
In comments filed with the Surface Transportation Board regarding Reciprocal Switching, STB Ex Parte No. 711 (Sub-No. 1), the Association of American Railroads said the proposed rules are “unlawful” and…
NS 3Q: Record-low OR
Norfolk Southern on Oct. 26 reported third-quarter 2016 results with a record low operating ratio, which improved to 67.5%, reflecting a 10% reduction in operating expenses coupled with a 7%…
AAR: weekly intermodal volume up 2.6%
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on Oct. 26 reported for the week ending Oct. 22, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 544,092 carloads and intermodal units, down 1.7%…
Savage opens transloading facility in Iowa
Savage announced Oct. 25 the start of transloading in Daveport, Iowa.
CN 3Q: "Outstanding results"
Luc Jobin, CN President and CEO, announced CN's third-quarter 2016 results on Oct. 25: "With solid execution from our industry-leading operating team and a network-wide focus on providing quality service,…
BNSF Short Line of the Year: Burlington Junction
BNSF Railway on Oct. 20 named Burlington Junction Railway (BJRY) its 2016 Short Line of the Year at its annual Short Line Conference. BNSF recognized BJRY “for its dedication to…
UP absorbs third-quarter hit
Any way you slice them, Union Pacific’s third-quarter 2016 financials aren’t good. Based on “an unstable global economy, the relatively strong U.S. dollar, and continued soft demand for consumer goods,”…
“Civil War-era” technology? You’re joking, right?
I’ve heard some pretty disingenuous (that’s a polite word for “dopey”) things said about railroads in my nearly 25 years at Railway Age. Nearly all of them have come from…
AAR: Weekly U.S. rail traffic down 4.2%
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on Oct. 19 that for the week ending October 15, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 531,936 carloads and intermodal units, down…
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