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Freight traffic in the month of April, at least so far, isn’t showing signs of improvement. For the week ending April 9, 2016, carloads and intermodal units were down 20%…
“Progress is about harnessing technology that promotes safety, efficiency and better customer service,” according to CSX. “Machine vision gives us new vantages of passing cars, from top-of-car views to undercarriage…
How machine vision is revolutionizing automated vehicle health monitoring.
The Association of American Railroads on April 12, 2016 presented Michael Hoey, a CSX Transportation civil engineer from Philadelphia, Pa., the 2016 John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award. U.S. Senator…
Impacted by lower volume, CSX posted first-quarter 2016 net earnings of $356 million, or $0.37 per share, down from $442 million, or $0.45 per share, in the same period of…
Harold Francis Murray, former Senior Advisor – Passenger and On Board Services, PTSI Transportation, Winnipeg, Alberta, Canada, has passed away, the company announced April 11, 2016. He was 92.
Rail price increases will come at a slowing rate over the next 6-12 months, says Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl. This…
Well, it’s all over but the ruminating and regurgitating: Hedge fund king Bill Ackman had his blinders ripped off, read the handwriting on the wall, and wisely deep-sixed his attempt…
On Monday, April 11, 2016, Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. terminated its efforts to merge with Norfolk Southern Corp.. This includes “withdrawal of a resolution asking NS shareholders to vote in…
The Surface Transportation Board, in seeking comments addressing Canadian Pacific’s petition for an expedited declaratory order, has received letters from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Defense-United…
CSX Corp. on April 6, 2016 announced the recipients of its 22nd annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award, recognizing 78 customers for their commitment to the safe transportation of hazardous materials…
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has honored the Indiana Rail Road Company (INRD) with its 2016 Railroad Marketing Award for INRD’s successful Indiana intermodal service, which…
Carloads and intermodal units both took a hit in March 2016, dropping 14.2% and 7.7%, respectively, compared to the prior-year period, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said on April…
Kansas City Southern (KCS) announced April 5, 2016 that its principal U.S. subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), will invest approximately $20 million in 2016 in construction and…
Union Pacific Corporation on April 5, 2016 announced that Jane H. Lute has been elected to the company's Board of Directors, effective immediately.
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), Hillwood and Packwell announced on April 5, 2016 that they have agreed on a framework for construction of a new plastics export packaging facility in the…
Chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) on April 5, 2016 announced his opposition to Canadian Pacific Railway’s proposed merger with Norfolk Southern.
Norfolk Southern on April 5, 2016 awarded 60 chemical customers its 2015 Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award for safely transporting on its rail lines 224,660 carloads of chemical product that the…
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…
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…
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