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UP says “Your Life is Worth the Wait”
Union Pacific has taken a fresh, positive approach to educating the general public about railroad grade crossing safety. Rather than focus on the consequences of driving or walking around lowered…
Freight traffic down through first three quarters of 2015
In reporting weekly U.S. rail traffic, as well as volumes for September 2015 and the first nine months of 2015, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) noted that modest gains…
Developing a better understanding of TOR effectiveness
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association's (AREMA) Annual Conference being held in conjunction with Railway Interchange 2015, held six breakout sessions Tuesday, including nine in the Track session.
Canadian Pacific’s implementation and use of ATGMS
The Engineering Services track of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association's (AREMA) Annual Conference kicked off with a presentation from Ron Gagne, director track systems, Canadian Pacific (retired), on…
Railhead Corp., Volant UAS team up to bring drones to the rail industry
Railhead Corp., manufacturer of safety lighting, tools, mobile video surveillance and locomotive data recorders has teamed up with Volant Unmanned Aerial Solutions (UAS) to bring the Lockheed Martin-made Digital Indago™…
KCS launches new customer-driven website
Kansas City Southern (KCS) has launched a new and improved www.kcsouthern.com for The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) and Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (KCSM), the…
IAROO, ABA provide BNSF 90 CFM Test Waiver update
The International Association of Railway Operating Officers, Inc. (IAROO) and the Air Brake Association (ABA) held a joint session on Oct. 5, 2015 at Railway Interchange 2015 in Minneapolis, Minn.,…
UP and BNSF win Hay Award at AREMA Conference
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) presented the 2015 Dr. William W. Hay Award for Excellence to Union Pacific and BNSF for the Tower 55 Multimodal Improvement Project…
RCC Fabricators introduces the RCC Tie Master-XL™
Southampton, N.J.-based RCC Fabricators, Inc., manufacturer of the original rail tie inserting equipment, the RCC Tie Master™, has introduced the RCC Tie Master-XL™ with electrohydraulic system at Railway Interchange 2015,…
ARS acquires FreightCar America’s repair and maintenance services business
Appalachian Railcar Services, Inc. (ARS) announced Sept. 30, 2015 that its wholly-owned subsidiary, ARS Nebraska, LLC, has acquired all of FreightCar America, Inc.’s railcar repair and maintenance services business.
Blue Ribbon Panel: How to unclog Chicago
A Blue Ribbon Panel convened by Amtrak is recommending co-located train dispatchers, improved operating practices, and capital improvement projects to help relieve rail gridlock in and around Chicago and prevent…
KCS to invest $7.5 million in Mississippi rail lines
Kansas City Southern (KCS) announced Oct. 1, 2015 that its principal U.S. subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), will invest approximately $7.5 million in 2015 on construction and…
AAR: Rail traffic takes another slight hit
For the week ending Sept. 26, 2015, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 566,700 carloads and intermodal units, down 1.8% compared with the same week in 2014, the Association of…
CP acquires Steelcare Inc.
Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) has acquired Steelcare Inc., Canada's largest steel transload facility, the railroad announced Sept. 29, 2015.
NS’s Butler honored with yard renaming
Norfolk Southern is honoring Executive Vice President Planning and Chief Information Officer Deborah Harris Butler, who is retiring Oct. 1, 2015, by renaming its classification and intermodal yard in Memphis,…
CSX, mechanical unions reach tentative agreement
CSX Corporation and two leading mechanical unions, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART), announced…
CSX’s Gooden receives intermodal achievement award
CSX Corporation President Clarence Gooden received the 2015 Silver Kingpin Award from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) for his contributions to the intermodal freight industry, “in recognition of…
AREMA’s Bowman: Railway Interchange is the most significant industry event of the year
I'm truly looking forward to Railway Interchange 2015 in Minneapolis next month. The first one was held here four years ago and was a huge success. This one promises to…
AAR: Rail traffic takes a slight dip
For the week ending Sept. 19, 2015, total U.S. rail traffic was 566,734 carloads and intermodal units, down 2.5% compared with the same week in 2014, the Association of American…
Leadership transition at Norfolk Southern
Continuing a tradition of smooth leadership transitions, Norfolk Southern Executive Chairman Charles W. “Wick” Moorman will be stepping down effective Oct. 1, 2015. President and CEO James A. Squires will…
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