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U.S., Canada rail freight loads add to gains
Total U.S. and Canadian freight rail traffic, along with Mexico intermodal volume, continued to gain ground during the week ending Sept. 6, 2014, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday,…
Rockefeller’s last stand; RSIA Déjà vu, Volume Two; PRIIA Redux
Congress is about to adjourn for its single-most-important function these days as mid-term elections loom: getting re-elected. That means it’s time to get down to some serious last-minute, constituent-coddling activities,…
One-person crew proposal rejected on BNSF
BNSF Railway conductors and ground-service workers represented by General Committee GO-001 of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air and Rail Transportation Workers (SMART, formerly the United Transportation Union) have…
Cowen & Co.: “Rail outlook remains positive”
The freight transportation outlook from Cowen & Co.’s 7th Annual Transportation Conference is positive, with railroads benefitting from growth in a broad range of markets, according to Managing Director and…
CN inaugurates Winnipeg training center
CN on Sept. 9, 2014 officially opened its new employee training center in Winnipeg. The 100,000-square-foot facility is currently hosting 350-plus CN students from across Canada on a weekly basis,…
TCRC-Rail Canada Traffic Controllers ratify agreement with CP
The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Rail Canada Traffic Controllers (TCRC-RCTC) has ratified a labor agreement with Canadian Pacific Railway covering approximately 135 rail traffic controllers in Canada. The agreement was ratified…
Roberts Bank Rail Corridor projects completed
The Sept. 4, 2014 opening of the $51 million Mufford Crescent overpass in Langley, B.C., marks the completion of all nine Roberts Bank Rail Corridor (RBRC) infrastructure improvement projects in the…
Guerdon Sterling Sines, 1928-2014, railroad computer systems pioneer
Guerdon Sterling Sines, who retired in 1990 as the Union Pacific’s Vice President-Information & Communication Systems, died Aug. 27, 2014, from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 85.
North Dakota seizes initiative in CBR degasification
The vital other shoe in crude by rail reform will drop not in Ottawa or Washington, but in Bismark, N.Dak., where, in the void created by federal inaction, officials are…
U.S. freight traffic ends good August strongly
U.S. freight rail traffic for the week ending Aug. 30, 2014 registered increases in line with the entire month of August, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, Sept. 4.
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