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2017 Freight Rail Outlook
If 2016’s wild, throw-predictions-out-the-window runaway freight train of a Presidential election taught us anything, it’s that nothing is ever a given. As the old saw goes, never assume, because it…
CP appoints Trafton to its Board of Directors
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited announced Dec. 23 that Gordon Trafton has been appointed to its Board of Directors effective January 1, 2017.
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train raises $1.2M and 250,000 pounds of food
Canadian Pacific (CP) announced on Dec. 22 that its 18th annual Holiday Train has collected donations of $1.2 million and 250,000 pounds of food to this point.
NRC awards Small Project of 2016
On Dec. 21, 2016, the National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) named the Walong to Marcel 2nd Track project by Granite Construction as the 2016 Small Project of the…
AAR: Weekly U.S. traffic relatively flat
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Dec. 21 that for the week ending Dec. 17, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 523,949 carloads and intermodal units, down 0.3%…
NEARS ready for 2017
The North East Association of Rail Shippers (NEARS) has set its slate officers for 2017, appointed a new Executive Director, and announced meeting dates.
Wabtec acquires Workhorse Rail
Wabtec Corporation announced Dec. 20 that it has acquired Workhorse Rail LLC, a supplier of engineered freight car components, mainly for the aftermarket.
CN repurchasing up to 4.84MM common shares
CN announced that it will repurchase common shares under a specific share repurchase program. The purchase will form part of the Normal Course Issuer Bid for up to 33 million…
First freight rail shipment at North Carolina Industrial Center
Representatives from Cambro Manufacturing, the North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) the Alamance Chamber of Commerce, as well as Alamance County and the City of Mebane, gathered Dec. 17 for the…
OmniTRAX reactivates grain silo with West Plains LLC and Port of Brownsville
OmniTRAX, Inc., announced Dec. 14 that it worked with the Port of Brownsville to help facilitate the lease of a large grain-handling facility to West Plains LLC at the Port.…
Merry Christmas from Union Pacific
Helicopters, trains and trucks: That’s what it takes to harvest and deliver Christmas trees to big-box retailers like Home Depot that sell millions of trees every year.
STB finalizes rule for Board-initiated investigations
The Surface Transportation Board announced Dec. 14 that it has adopted a final rule to establish procedures for Board-initiated investigations concerning railroad issues of national or regional significance pursuant to…
AAR: total weekly U.S. rail traffic down 1.1%
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on Dec. 14 that for the week ending December 10, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 538,932 carloads and intermodal units, down…
Peverett joins CP Board of Directors
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited announced Dec. 14 that Jane L. Peverett has been appointed to its Board of Directors effective December 13, 2016.
STB seeks nominations for RSTAC
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) is seeking nominations for candidates to fill a small shipper representative vacancy, and a Class I railroad representative vacancy, on the Board’s Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory…
Final nomination day: 2017 Fast Trackers
Railway Age presents its second annual Fast Trackers contest, in which we will profile ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields…
AAR welcomes Begeman's reappointment
Edward R. Hamberger, president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), issued this statement on the confirmation of Ann Begeman to another term as Surface Transportation Board (STB)…
STB signs MOU with Canadian Transportation Agency
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) announced that on Dec. 8 Chairman Daniel R. Elliott III visited the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) in Ottawa, Canada and signed a Memorandum of Understanding…
MARS announces Winter Meeting 2017
The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) announces its 248th regular meeting will be held at the Hilton Chicago Oak Brook Hills Resort during January 10 - 12, 2017.
Pittsburghers, Amtrak, NS and PennDOT
"I think it’s one of the first times that Amtrak, PennDOT and Norfolk Southern were all at the same table answering questions from legislators on this issue,” says Lucinda Beattie,…
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