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CSX weathers tough first quarter
Impacted by lower volume, CSX posted first-quarter 2016 net earnings of $356 million, or $0.37 per share, down from $442 million, or $0.45 per share, in the same period of…
Harold F. Murray, 1924 – 2016
Harold Francis Murray, former Senior Advisor – Passenger and On Board Services, PTSI Transportation, Winnipeg, Alberta, Canada, has passed away, the company announced April 11, 2016. He was 92.
Jason Seidl: Pricing expectations slow
Rail price increases will come at a slowing rate over the next 6-12 months, says Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl. This…
See ya later, what’s-your-name
Well, it’s all over but the ruminating and regurgitating: Hedge fund king Bill Ackman had his blinders ripped off, read the handwriting on the wall, and wisely deep-sixed his attempt…
CP, Ackman call it quits
On Monday, April 11, 2016, Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. terminated its efforts to merge with Norfolk Southern Corp.. This includes “withdrawal of a resolution asking NS shareholders to vote in…
DOJ, DOD oppose CP-NS combination
The Surface Transportation Board, in seeking comments addressing Canadian Pacific’s petition for an expedited declaratory order, has received letters from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Defense-United…
CSX honors 78 customers with Chemical Safety Excellence Awards
CSX Corp. on April 6, 2016 announced the recipients of its 22nd annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award, recognizing 78 customers for their commitment to the safe transportation of hazardous materials…
INRD, CN win ASLRRA Marketing Award
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has honored the Indiana Rail Road Company (INRD) with its 2016 Railroad Marketing Award for INRD’s successful Indiana intermodal service, which…
AAR: Railroads still looking for light at the end of the tunnel
Carloads and intermodal units both took a hit in March 2016, dropping 14.2% and 7.7%, respectively, compared to the prior-year period, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said on April…
KCS to invest $20 million in rail line from Kansas through Louisiana
Kansas City Southern (KCS) announced April 5, 2016 that its principal U.S. subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), will invest approximately $20 million in 2016 in construction and…
UP elects Lute to Board of Directors
Union Pacific Corporation on April 5, 2016 announced that Jane H. Lute has been elected to the company's Board of Directors, effective immediately.
BNSF and partners to construct AllianceTexas integrated facility
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), Hillwood and Packwell announced on April 5, 2016 that they have agreed on a framework for construction of a new plastics export packaging facility in the…
Shuster opposes proposed CP-NS merger
Chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) on April 5, 2016 announced his opposition to Canadian Pacific Railway’s proposed merger with Norfolk Southern.
NS awards chemical customers for safe rail-shipping practices
Norfolk Southern on April 5, 2016 awarded 60 chemical customers its 2015 Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award for safely transporting on its rail lines 224,660 carloads of chemical product that the…
Conrail at 40: An experiment that worked
April 1, 1976 was a watershed day in U.S. railroading history. On that day, Consolidated Rail Corp., better known as Conrail, began operating under the auspices of the U.S. government…
15,000 employees complete rail courses at CN’s two campuses
Canadian National Railway (CN) announced April 4, 2016 that 15,000 employees have completed a range of railway training programs at its two education campuses since they opened in 2014. CN…
UP’s Denver Service Unit improves employee, public safety in 2015
Union Pacific Railroad's Denver Service Unit, which includes about 1,700 miles of track across Colorado and parts of Wyoming, Utah and Kansas, improved community and employee safety in 2015, UP…
Luther S. Miller, Nov. 30, 1926 – March 8, 2016
Luther Sigsbee Miller, long-time Editor-in-Chief of Railway Age, died March 8, 2016. He was 89.
The day Rollin Bredenberg (and I) changed the course of railroading
April 2016 will be remembered decades from now as the month when Rollin Bredenberg retired as V.P., Capacity Planning & Operations Research at BNSF Railway.
RBN Energy: CBR to California "drying up"
Crude by rail (CBR) shipments to California oil refineries have dwindled to a trickle, compared to their December 2013 peak, according to RBN Energy LLC analyst Sandy Fielden.
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