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BNSF re-opens Montana line after avalanche
Freight shipments could be delayed as much as 48 hours through the Montana Rockies as BNSF re-opened the Northern Corridor route late Tuesday after an avalanche blocked tracks and temporarily…
More record TEUs for Savannah
Container throughput at Georgia’s Port of Savannah totaled 331,190 TEUs in January, an increase of 16.1% from the same month a year ago and the third straight record monthly gain.
STB, FRA judicial ally under attack
If Judge Neil Gorsuch is Senate-confirmed to the Supreme Court, federal regulatory agencies such as the Surface Transportation Board (STB) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) could be closer to losing…
AAR sets industry 2017 capex at $22 billion
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) said Feb. 1 that U.S. freight railroads will invest an estimated $22 billion in 2017 capital programs.
Chao sworn in as Secretary of Transportation
Elaine Chao has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn in to serve as the 18th Secretary of Transportation.
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…
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