Class I

The question facing the rail industry is not whether coal traffic will come back, but rather, when will it come back. When it does, the railroads will be ready, as…
Union Pacific steam locomotive No. 844, in many ways the 150-year-old railroad’s flagship, is on the fifth leg of the UP 150 Express, a multi-segment tour celebrating the company’s 150th…
Erie, Pa.-based GE Transportation Friday unveiled its next Evolution Series locomotive that the company says "will decrease constituent emissions by more than 70% and save railroad customers more than $1.5…
U.S. freight carload traffic for the week ending Aug. 18 declined 2.1% compared with the same week in 2011, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday. U.S. intermodal volume for…
At its J.R. Davis Yard in Roseville, Calif., Union Pacific on Aug. 22 unveiled an advanced experimental locomotive, UP 9900 that will test three emissions-reducing technologies: exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), diesel oxidation catalysts…
The Center for Industrial Design in Transportation, Inc. is closing out its 2011 Brunel Awards International Railway Design Competition activities by supporting the traveling Brunel Awards Exhibit.
U.S. Class I railroads employed 162,006 workers in mid-July, up 1.94% from July 2011, but down 0.71%, or 1,153 workers, from mid-June, according to data released by the Surface Transportation…
U.S. freight carload traffic for the week ending Aug. 11, 2012 fell 1.2% compared with the same week in 2011, while U.S. intermodal volume rose 3.2% compared with a year…
Class I railroads in the 12-month period ended June 30 earned consolidated net income of $11.9 billion on an increase of 0.58% in traffic (1.7 trillion revenue ton miles of freight)…
The Federal Railroad Administration says substantial progress has been made in establishing Positive Train Control (PTC) in the U.S., but acknowledges that the congressionally mandated deadline to do so, Dec.…
Union Pacific will partner with EMD to develop 25 experimental locomotives that are based in two rail yards in California to be used in a $20 million test of new technology designed…
CSX Intermodal Terminals, Inc. and EMH&T have won the American Council of Engineering Companies of Ohio 2012 Engineering Excellence Outstanding Achievement Award for the design of the CSX unit's Northwest Ohio intermodal terminal.
Norfolk Southern Monday said it has launched "a new television commercial that showcases the railroad's role as a creator of economic possibilities – a powerful force for growth among the…
CN said Monday the Class I railroad and Superior Silica Sands have reached a multi-year agreement to move frac sand from a new processing plant now under construction in northern…
House Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) joined the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC), NRC member STX Railroad Construction, CSX, and Kia Motor Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) Aug. 9 for a…
Freight carload traffic and intermodal volume rose for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico during the week ending Aug. 4, 2012, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday.
Norfolk Southern's 30th Anniversary Year was helped along by a blow-out Annual Short Line meeting in Roanoke, Va. More than 200 members of the short line community attended, representing most…
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Tuesday BNSF has added the company's Blue Flag Indicator (BFI) System to its Belen Yard, N.M., facility.
Far be it for me to enter the culture wars here concerning family (how it's defined, what it should aspire to), save for one observation: It's easier to apply various…
Norfolk Southern has always sought to broaden the experience of its senior management team. In keeping with that philosophy, John P. Rathbone was named executive vice president finance and chief…
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