Class I

According to the most recent figures from the Association of American Railroads, surging intermodal traffic helped offset carload decreases in certain commodities for the week ending March 14, 2015.
CN announced March 17, 2015 a plan to build a C$250 million intermodal and logistics hub adjacent to its main line in Milton, Ont., located approximately 30 miles west of…
Under a fairly intense political spotlight spurred by a series of high-profile rail incidents involving crude-by-rail (CBR) shipments, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued a "Railworthiness Directive requiring railroad…
Ronald L. Batory, President and Chief Operating Officer of Conrail, has joined the board of OnTrackNorthAmerica, a non-profit organization “committed to reversing the commercial, regulatory and economic dynamics that cause…
Transport Canada's selection March 11, 2015 of new tank car specifications is surely a harbinger of the choice the White House will make later this spring from among the options…
Railway Interchange 2015 host organizations announced Thursday, March 12, 2015 that motivational speaker and retired U.S. Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill will deliver the keynote address for the conference and exhibition,…
U.S. intermodal volume for the week ending March 7, 2015 gained ground, ending a three-week slump and aiding overall U.S. freight traffic for the week, the Association of American Railroads…
Canadian National on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 noted that “[s]even months into the current 2014-15 crop year, CN continues its record-setting pace of Western Canadian grain shipments.“
Maher Terminals Holding Corp., an affiliate of Maher Terminals LLC of Elizabeth, N.J.
, will expand the capacity of the Port of Prince Rupert’s Fairview Container Terminal to more than 1.3…
At first sight, the March 7, 2015 Reuters bulletin looked like an accidental re-filing of a three-weeks-old news flash: “A Canadian National Railway train carrying crude oil has derailed near…
A one-mile evacuation is complete and firefighters near Galena, Ill., on Friday, March 6, 2015 continued to monitor an ongoing fire caused by the derailment of six BNSF crude-by-rail tank…
Norfolk Southern has named James Squires chief executive officer, succeeding Wick Moorman. The action by the company's board of directors is part of its planned succession process and will be…
The U.S. railroad industry has been scrambling since 2008 to meet the requirements of an unfunded federal government mandate—namely, having Positive Train Control installed and fully operational by Dec. 31,…
In a case involving CSX Transportation, the United States Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, March 4, 2015 that the State of Alabama should be given the chance to justify a fuel…
U.S. freight rail traffic for the week ending Feb. 28, 2015 fell, dragging February's totals down with it, as U.S. freight carload traffic slipped for a second straight week, while…
Neither U.S. freight carload traffic nor U.S. intermodal volume posted gains in the week ending February 21, 2015, the Association of American Railroads reported Wednesday, Feb. 25 — while Canada…
Canadian National and Unifor have negotiated a tentative labor agreement with the Unifor union. As a result, CN has withdrawn its lockout notice to Unifor, which would have come effective…
Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board Monday, February 23, 2015, show total Class I railroad employment as of mid-January 2015 rose 1.41% over January 2014 levels, but retreated 3.67%…
Kansas City Southern Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Patrick J. Ottensmeyer has been appointed President, effective March 1, 2015, as part of the railroad’s succession planning process.
Unifor, the largest union at CN, with more than 4,800 members (mechanics, clerical workers, excavator operators, locomotive engineers, and truck drivers) covered by six collective agreements, said on Feb. 19,…
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