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Rail freight traffic: Is coal making a comeback?
The Association of American Railroads (AAR), in reporting weekly U.S. rail traffic as well as volumes for January 2017, noted that coal appears to be on the upswing.
Railway Age welcomes Stuart Chirls as Senior Editor
Stuart Chirls has joined the staff of Railway Age as Senior Editor, based at Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. headquarters in New York City.
Creel takes the throttle at CP
Keith Creel has assumed his new role as President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Pacific, becoming the 17th person to lead the railroad since its founding in 1881.
Decisive Railroading, an enterprise perspective
Next Generation Train Control (NGTC) has been a popular subject for conferences for a number of years. However, judging by the attendees at past NGTC-related conferences, this is a subject…
Did STB capitulate to Trump and Lenin?
Expediency over principle describes a unanimous vote Jan. 27 by the three Surface Transportation Board (STB) members—Acting Chairman Ann Begeman, a Republican, and Democrats Dan Elliott and Deb Miller.
BNSF wants your business
BNSF is offering six new BNSF Certified Sites that “are optimal for customer development along its rail network.”
Building American business: NS shows how it’s done
Norfolk Southern reported Jan. 26 that it assisted 71 industries in locating or expanding their businesses along its rail lines in 2016. The 58 new and 13 expanded industries represent…
CSX names TRAC Intermodal key supplier
CSX recently named TRAC Intermodal, the U.S.’s largest intermodal chassis pool manager and equipment supplier of domestic and international transportation companies, as a key supplier in the category of Customer…
Begeman named STB Acting Chairman
U.S. Surface Transportation Board Member Ann Begeman on Jan. 25 was named Acting Chairman by President Donald J. Trump. Begeman, a Republican, is currently serving a second, five-year term as…
AAR: Traffic registers a good gain
The Association of American Railroads (AAR), in reporting rail traffic for the week ending Jan. 21, 2017, noted that business picked up considerably.
NS finishes 2016 on a strong note
Norfolk Southern on Jan. 25 reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 financial results reflecting better income and earnings and a record-low operating ratio, compared to 2015.
KCS sets 2017 capex program
Kansas City Southern will invest $550 million to $560 million in 2017 capital, a 4% to 5% percent reduction from its $584 million 2016 capex program.
NS elevates six to VP
Norfolk Southern on Jan. 24 named six people to new Vice President positions and duties, and announced the retirement of two long-time executives.
CN: Strong quarter, full-year financial and operating performance
CN’s fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 financial and operating results “demonstrated once again our ability to perform well in a mixed economic environment, despite facing difficult winter conditions in December,” President…
Does CSX need the "HH cure"?
First, let me make this perfectly clear: Two-time Railway Age Railroader of the Year E. Hunter Harrison (2002, CN/Illinois Central; 2015, Canadian Pacific) is one of our industry’s best all-time…
Shuster names T&I subcommittee chairs
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) on Jan. 23 announced his selections for Full Committee Vice Chairman and the Committee’s six Subcommittee Chairmen for the 115th Congress:
STB's Begeman: Head, heart in conflict
News item: Republican Ann Dawn Begeman, 52, was confirmed by the Senate in December to a second term—expiring Dec. 31, 2020—on the five-person Surface Transportation Board (STB). Expect her to…
AAR "ready to work with Trump"
The Association of American Railroads issued a statement on Donald J. Trump's inauguration day as President of the United States stating that the rail industry is prepared to work with…
UP: "Declines moderate in 4Q"
Union Pacific Corporation on Jan. 19 reported 2016 fourth-quarter net income of $1.1 billion, or $1.39 per diluted share compared to $1.31 per diluted share, in fourth-quarter 2015.
BNSF plans $3.4B in 2017 capital spending
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on Jan. 19 announced its 2017 capital expenditure plan will be approximately $3.4 billion.
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