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NS 3Q earnings just beat lowered Street expectations
Norfolk Southern Tuesday afternoon reported net income of $402 million, or $1.24 per diluted share, down 27% compared with $554 million, or $1.59 per diluted share, in the third quarter…
CSX marks National Gateway "midway point"
CSX Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Ward Tuesday joined federal, state, and local officials from Pennsylvania to mark the midway point of progress on the first phase…
QR National hires two North Americans
Australian railroad QR National Ltd. (QRN) has appointed two new senior executives to the company's management team, both with extensive experience in the North American railway industry.
CN notes 3Q results; sets stock repurchase plan
Canadian National Monday afternoon reported third-quarter net income of C$664 million (US$669 million), or C$1.52 per diluted share, up modestly from C$659 million, or C$1.46 per diluted share, in the…
UP 150 Express on last leg of sesquicentennial trip
Steam locomotive No. 844 is on the final leg of the UP 150 Express tour to Houston's Amtrak Station for the October 26-28 commemoration to President Abraham Lincoln's signing of the Act…
Transitions can be difficult
The death recently of A. E. (Ted) Michon reminded me just how difficult transitions can be for those who must go through them.
Employment growth slows in September, dips from August
Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board Friday show Class I railroads employed 160,428 people in mid-September, up a modest 0.12% from September 2011, but down 1.39% (95 employees) from…
KCS posts record third-quarter revenues
Despite record revenue for the third quarter, Kansas City Southern earnings of $90 million, or 82 cents per share, fell from $99.8 million, or 91 cents per share, in the…
CN to build new terminal for Bakken crude oil producers
CN and Tundra Energy Marketing Ltd., which handles crude oil on behalf of producers in the Williston Basin, including parent company Tundra Oil & Gas Partnership, have signed a memorandum…
AAR: Intermodal strong, carload volume weak
U.S. freight carload traffic for the week ending Oct. 13, 2012 remained unable to surmount 2011 levels, down 6.1% when measured against the comparable week one year ago, the Association…
Alfred E. Michon, 75
Alfred E. Michon, president of four regional railroads who also worked with both Burlington Northern (now BNSF) and Union Pacific, died Oct. 9 at age 75.
UP 3Q earnings mark “best ever” quarter
Union Pacific early Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $1 billion, or $2.19 per diluted share, up from $904 million, or $1.85 per diluted share, in the comparable period in 2011…
Bombardier wins MARC operations contract
Maryland's Board of Public Works has awarded Bombardier Transportation a six-year, $204.7 million contract to operate MARC's Camden and Brunswick passenger rail lines. A five-year renewal option worth $205 million…
STB: NS and UP "revenue adequate" in 2011
The Surface Transportation Board announced Wednesday its determination that two of the five major U. S. freight railroads, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific, were "revenue adequate" in 2011. This means that their…
NS Alabama intermodal facility opens
Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley joined federal, state, and local officials and business leaders Wednesday in McCalla, Ala., to mark the opening of the Birmingham…
CP announces new senior operations team
In a move long anticipated by many rail industry observers, Canadian Pacific Wednesday announced the senior operations team who will lead the execution of the new service plans under CP…
CSX 3Q earnings slip, but EPS meets Street
CSX Corp. Tuesday reported third-quarter net earnings of $455 million, down 2% from the $464 million in the third quarter of 2011. But earnings per share were up 2% year-over-year…
Jacobs gets Washington DOT contract
Pasadena, Calif.-based Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. said Tuesday it has been awarded a contract from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to provide on-call engineering and operations services in…
BNSF to mark new Burlington, Iowa, bridge
BNSF Railway says it will celebrate the completion of its new railroad bridge over the Mississippi River at Burlington, Iowa, with a public ceremony and reception this Thursday, Oct. 18.
AAR’s VanderClute receives Railway Age Graham Claytor Award
Robert C. VanderClute, Senior Vice President of Safety and Operations at the Association of American Railroads, is the 2012 recipient of Railway Age’s W. Graham Claytor Jr. Award for Distinguished…
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