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Conrail at 40: An experiment that worked
April 1, 1976 was a watershed day in U.S. railroading history. On that day, Consolidated Rail Corp., better known as Conrail, began operating under the auspices of the U.S. government…
15,000 employees complete rail courses at CN’s two campuses
Canadian National Railway (CN) announced April 4, 2016 that 15,000 employees have completed a range of railway training programs at its two education campuses since they opened in 2014. CN…
UP’s Denver Service Unit improves employee, public safety in 2015
Union Pacific Railroad's Denver Service Unit, which includes about 1,700 miles of track across Colorado and parts of Wyoming, Utah and Kansas, improved community and employee safety in 2015, UP…
RBN Energy: CBR to California "drying up"
Crude by rail (CBR) shipments to California oil refineries have dwindled to a trickle, compared to their December 2013 peak, according to RBN Energy LLC analyst Sandy Fielden.
The day Rollin Bredenberg (and I) changed the course of railroading
April 2016 will be remembered decades from now as the month when Rollin Bredenberg retired as V.P., Capacity Planning & Operations Research at BNSF Railway.
Luther S. Miller, Nov. 30, 1926 – March 8, 2016
Luther Sigsbee Miller, long-time Editor-in-Chief of Railway Age, died March 8, 2016. He was 89.
AAR to STB: Your OTP metric is deficient
The Association of American Railroads, on behalf of its freight railroad members, has submitted comments to the Surface Transportation Board regarding STB’s proceeding, On-Time Performance under Section 213 of the…
NS CEO highlights past accomplishments, looks ahead in annual report
Norfolk Southern Corporation on March 31, 2016 posted its 2015 Annual Report online, highlighting early accomplishments of a recently announced five-year strategic plan to drive growth, streamline operations, improve network…
BNSF launches ‘Making Connections’ video series
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on March 30, 2016 launched the first video in a new series called “Making Connections,” which takes viewers behind the scenes with railroad employees as they…
Freight traffic still on the decline
For the third week in a row, freight traffic shows no signs of growth. For the week ending March 26, 2016, carloads and intermodal units took another big hit, dropping…
CP files definitive proxy statement for NS shareholder resolution
Canadian Pacific on March 29, 2016 filed its definitive proxy statement for its Norfolk Southern Corp. (NS) shareholder resolution asking NS’ Board of Directors to engage in good faith discussions…
UP’s Council Bluffs Unit improves employee safety in 2015
Union Pacific Railroad's Council Bluffs Service Unit, which includes about 600 miles of track across Iowa and eastern Nebraska, improved employee safety in 2015 and recorded the group's best-ever annual…
CN recognizes customers for sustainability leadership
Canadian National Railway on March 29, 2016 recognized 22 of its customers for their sustainability practices that are aligned with the objectives of the CN EcoConnexions program.
UP ranked second on Military Times’ Best for Vets List
Union Pacific Railroad jumped to the No. 2 spot on Military Times' Best for Vets: Employers 2016 rankings, up from No. 11 the previous year, the railroad reported March 24,…
NS names new VP Human Resources, Audit Committee Chair; Horn retires
Ann A. Adams has been named Vice President Human Resources at Norfolk Southern Corp., effective April 1, 2016. She succeeds Juan K. Cunningham, who retired earlier this year.
Traffic continues downward trend
Freight traffic, at least at this point, isn’t showing signs of improvement. For the week ending March 19, 2016, carloads and intermodal units both took a big hit, dropping 17.2%…
Ice accepts Railroader of the Year award; Fast Trackers honored
BNSF President and CEO Carl Ice accepted Railway Age’s 53rd annual Railroader of the Year award Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Chicago’s Union League Club, at the traditional dinner hosted…
Decher named President of ShipCarsNow, Inc.
Union Pacific recently named Peter Decher President of ShipCarsNow, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Class I railroad. Decher succeeds Martin Coalson who retired after a 37-year UP career.
Nevada benefits from faster UP trains
Recent track upgrades “meeting or exceeding all applicable Federal Railroad Administration standards” will allow Union Pacific to increase train speed from 40 mph to 60 mph on approximately 7.5 miles…
CN supports Canadian Agricultural Safety Week
Canadian National (CN) has joined the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) to promote farm safety as CASA's newest safety investor in the annual Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW), March 13-19,…
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