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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…
Congresswoman Graham and staff tour Georgia & Florida Railway
On Sept. 15, 2015, Congresswoman Gwen Graham’s (D-FL-02), District Director Mary Lee Kiracofe and Economic Development Liaison Kent Watson toured the Georgia & Florida Railway (GFRR) in Perry, Fla. The…
AFHK, CSX provide grants to 292 schools
Action for Healthy Kids® (AFHK) has announced the 292 recipients of School Grants for Healthy Kids for the 2015-2016 school year, provided through funding by CSX Corporation. Awarded in 13…
Frauscher’s US subsidiary plans exhibit debut at Railway Interchange 2015
Frauscher, an Austria-based inductive sensor technology company, will be exhibiting for the first time at Railway Interchange 2015.
CP, NS complete D&H South sale
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has completed the sale of a 282-mile segment of its Delaware & Hudson subsidiary to Norfolk Southern Corp.—the D&H South line, which connects Schenectady, N.Y., with…
IAROO: Technical conference is shaping up to be one of the best
I have been honored to serve as president of the International Association of Railway Operating Officers (IAROO) throughout the past year and I am pleased to welcome you to this…
NS restructuring Triple Crown Services
Norfolk Southern Corp. announced on Sept. 18, 2015 that it is restructuring its Triple Crown Services (TCS) subsidiary to focus on the transportation of automobile parts. The railroad said will…
Labor Day holiday skews railroad traffic
In reporting U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Sep. 12, 2015, the Association of American Railroads noted that carloads and intermodal units, at 510,797, were down 11.9% compared with…
For CP, a different kind of horse power
Scott Brash and his horse Hello Sanctos won the Canadian Pacific (CP) International, while helping to raise $150,000 through CP's Clear Rounds for Heart initiative, the railroad announced Sept. 13, 2015.
Missouri Valley, Iowa, awarded membership in UP’s Train Town USA Registry
Missouri Valley, Iowa, has been awarded membership in Union Pacific's (UP) Train Town USA Registry as part of UP’s ongoing efforts to highlight cities with a historical connection to the…
CSX donates 130 acres to 9/11 National Memorial Trail Alliance
CSX has agreed to donate 130 acres of undeveloped land in southwestern Pennsylvania to the September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance, a not-for-profit organization formed to establish a memorial trail…
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