Class I

Canadian Pacific reports it's well-positioned and ready to move this year's western Canadian grain crop, which is forecast to be significantly bigger than the five-year average, to market.
The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) on Sept. 22 released an independent study it commissioned from InterVISTAS Consulting LLC that examined the STB’s approach to freight rail rate regulation…
Cover story, September issue: Like most Class I railroads, Union Pacific has had to make adjustments to deal with sharp declines in coal and other commodities. While its $3.75 billion…
A Surface Transportation Board study on the Board’s SAC (stand-alone cost) rate reasonableness methodology is complete and can be downloaded at the link below.
Badger Mining Corporation announced a long-term agreement to become an exclusive sand tenant of ANC Transloading, Inc.’s Fox Creek facility, located 260 km (160 miles) northwest of Edmonton, Atla. on…
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported total weekly U.S. rail traffic for the week ending September 17, 2016 was 537,904 carloads and intermodal units, down 5.1% compared with the…
Canadian Pacific joined the Canadian Transportation Safety Board (TSB), which released a study on September 19, in reiterating support for the Minister of Transport to implement Locomotive Voice and Video…
Canadian Pacific announced that Guido De Ciccio, Senior Vice-President, Operations Western Region, is retiring from CP after four decades of dedicated service.
Federal Railroad Administration data says the percentage of rail workers who tested positive in random drug tests increased to 0.53% in 2015 from 0.37% in 2014, following five years of…
Emergency Response Assistance Canada (ERAC), in conjunction with CN, announced Sept. 15 it conducted a rail emergency exercise as part of ongoing ERAC responder training in the event of an…
The law firm Thompson & Knight LLP announced September 14 that Charles W. Shewmake has joined the firm as a partner in the Trial Practice Group. Prior to joining Thompson…
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported for the week ending September 10, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 482,894 carloads and intermodal units, down 5.4% compared with the…
The Private Railcar Food and Beverage Association, Inc. (PRFBA) announces its formal creation, comprised of 13 global food and beverage companies and manufacturers headquartered in North America.
CN has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World Index for the fifth consecutive year and to the DJSI North America Index for the eighth consecutive year.
The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership has released its testimony from a Aug. 23 hearing regarding increasing rail service to western Pennsylvania. “I think it’s one of the first times that Amtrak,…
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) on Sept. 8, 2016 announced its annual determination of revenue adequacy for U.S. Class I freight railroads for 2015. Of the "Big Seven" (five U.S.…
Canadian Pacific announced Sept 8, 2016 that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Mark Erceg has resigned, effective immediately, to join a U.S. company. Nadeem Velani has been appointed…
The economy remains “tepid” and surface transportation companies “remain focused on controlling costs, limiting capex and searching hard for growth opportunities,” according to Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway…
CSX Corporation Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Frank Lonegro updated investors and analysts on Sept. 7, 2016 at the Cowen and Company 9th Annual Global Transportation Conference in…
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) released August monthly figures with this nugget: Exclude coal, and the industry's carloads were down only 1% in August 2016 from August 2015, or…
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