Class I

Kansas City Southern announced October 17 that train speed on 2.5 miles of track between Martin Luther King Street and Highway 90 in Gulfport, Miss. will increase from 10 to…
Former Norfolk Southern senior executive James W. “Jim” McClellan, who played a significant role in shaping the structure of the modern North American railroad industry, died Oct. 14, 2016. He…
Badger Mining Corporation (BMC), a family-owned industrial sand supplier based out of Berlin, Wis., announced Oct. 14 a further commitment to the Canadian market with the asset acquisition of Di-Corp’s…
Emergency responders from 18 cities in 13 states across Norfolk Southern’s railroad network are receiving advanced training in safely handling potential rail incidents involving hazardous materials with NS’s safety train.
Canadian Pacific CEO Hunter Harrison says his railroad is ready to move Western Canada’s delayed grain crop to market, provided there is “supply chain accountability,” which will be measured in…
CSX updated its restoration efforts post-Hurricance Matthew. Normal train operations have resumed to Savannah, Ga., Charleston, S.C. and Portsmouth, Va. The main line from Hamlet, N.C. to Charleston was next…
According to Cowen and Company’s Third-Quarter 2016 Rail Shipper Survey, shippers “are anticipating the lowest rate of price increases over the next 6-12 months that we’ve seen in our survey…
Citing “macroeconomic and energy headwinds impacting most markets,” CSX posted third-quarter 2016 net earnings of $455 million, or $0.48 per share, down from $507 million, or $0.52 per share, in…
The Association of American Railroads says the Department of Transportation should withdraw its rule on electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) brakes for crude oil trains after a review released Oct. 12…
Surface Transportation Board Chairman Daniel R. Elliott announced October 12  that the Board will host an economic roundtable, at 10:00 am on October 25, 2016.
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on Oct. 12 reported for the week ending Oct. 8, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 521,789 carloads and intermodal units, down 6.1%…
CSX on October 11 updated service conditions, post-Hurricane Matthew:
After Hurricane Katrina, CSX decentralized its dispatching operations to the individual divisions.  Now for Hurricane Matthew, the company, headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., watches closely whether the storm makes an unprecedented…
Kansas City Southern announced Oct. 6 that its U.S. subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), has opened a new, multi-commodity transload terminal at its former Zacha intermodal terminal…
Union Pacific on Oct. 6, 2016 updated its Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation program. Through Sept. 1, 2016, UP has invested $2.1 billion in PTC. The railroad’s current estimate for…
Chicago Rail Link, LLC (CRL), a managed affiliate of OmniTRAX, Inc., is presenting a new and innovative grade crossing pilot project. It is the first such test of this technology…
On October 5, the Board of Directors of CSX Corporation approved its quarterly dividend on the company's common stock.
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported total U.S weekly rail traffic for the week ending October 1, 2016 was 549,171 carloads and intermodal units, down 4% compared with the…
On Sept. 30, 2016, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a Railworthiness Directive (Directive or RWD) to all owners of Department of Transportation (DOT) specification 111 general purpose tank cars.
Obtaining an accurate read on the current freight car market is like trying to fine-tune a multiple-carburetor setup on a classic performance car. Adjust one setting, and another setting may…
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