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CSX cites robust economic development efforts
In 2014, CSX and its customers collaborated on 107 projects to build or expand facilities on CSX’s network and short line partners.
U.S. freight traffic ends 2014 with gains
The final full week of 2014 was another winning one for U.S. freight rail traffic, and indeed for rail traffic throughout the three NAFTA nations, the Association of American Railroads…
CANADIAN PACIFIC’S HUNTER HARRISON NAMED RAILROADER OF THE YEAR BY RAILWAY AGE
December 22, 2014: E. Hunter Harrison, Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Pacific (CP), has been named 2015 Railroader of the Year by railroad industry trade journal Railway Age.
Class I employment rises in November
Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, show total Class I railroad employment as of mid-November 2014 rose 4.07% to 169,845, from mid-November 2013, and also…
CSX re-opens Chicago Locomotive Shop
CSX on Dec. 18, 2014 celebrated the re-opening of the Chicago Locomotive Shop at Barr Yard in Riverdale, Ill. The historic facility, which had been shut down in 1992, reopened…
North American freight rail gains continue
U.S. freight rail traffic continued gaining over 2013 levels in the week ending Dec. 13, 2014, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, Dec. 18.
Gooden, Mongeau, Elliott headline MARS Winter Meeting
Safety, service, and schedule, “some of the most challenging issues currently facing businesses that ship goods via railroad,” will be the focus at the Jan. 14-15, 2015 Winter Meeting of…
“Aw shucks, we’re happy to help”
Ever hear of the Oyster Express? In the midst of a season filled with stories of railroads running special Santa trains all over the country to bring food, clothing, toys, and…
Freight traffic gets good December start
North American freight rail traffic notched gains over comparable 2013 levels as the month of December began, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014.
CP recognized by Carbon Disclosure Project
Canadian Pacific Railway has been recognized as a leader for the depth and quality of climate change data it has disclosed to investors and the global marketplace through CDP (Carbon…
North Dakota: Treat Bakken crude for transport
North Dakota has ordered producers of oil from the Bakken shale field to begin removing flammable natural gas liquids from the product before crude-by-rail (CBR) transport to other locations.
Revisiting a national railroad trust fund
President Barack Obama’s Fiscal 2014 budget for the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) provides for a comprehensive multi-year reauthorization of expired portions of the Railroad Safety Improvement Act (RSIA) and Passenger…
CP files claim over Wisconsin HrSR work
Canadian Pacific was scheduled to appear before the Wisconsin Claims Board on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, arguing for compensation for preparatory higher-speed rail (HrSR) work it performed on its rights-of-way…
CP cites improvements in grain train performance
Speaking at the Dec. 8, 2014 “Post-Harvest Handling and Transportation for Agricultural Products: Issues and Challenges” conference in Fargo, N.D., hosted by North Dakota State University’s Center for Agriculture Policy…
U.S. freight traffic ends, and aids, November with gains
U.S. freight traffic continued gaining ground during the week ending Nov. 29, 2014, with U.S. freight carload traffic returning to the win category after a one-week hiatus, the Association of…
CSX CFO upbeat on 4Q, long term
CSX Corp. is on target for its fourth-quarter earnings expectations and is confident of the longer-term outlook, Chief Financial Officer Fredrik Eliasson told those attending the Credit Suisse Global Industrials…
Fuel surcharge antitrust litigation takes an interesting twist
In the ongoing, seven-years-and-counting legal battle involving railroads and certain customers who have filed a class-action suit claiming that the railroads engaged in collusion to impose fuel surcharges, the United…
Report: Proposed tank car rule is costly
A report prepared by The Brattle Group on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, states that a new proposed rule on railroad tank cars could cost the U.S. economy as much as…
STB to weigh key trackage rights case
The Surface Transportation Board has decided, somewhat reluctantly, to thrash out a trackage rights dispute raised by a BNSF request to acquire "terminal trackage rights over a single track jointly…
Different mix for U.S. freight in latest week
U.S. freight carload traffic declined during the week ending Nov. 22, 2014, ending a long winning streak, the Association of American Railroads reported, though intermodal volume and overall U.S. rail…
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