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What has been will be again; what has been done will be done again. There is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which one can say, “Look!…
Precision railroading, with a humane face
One of Keith Creel’s first acts upon becoming Canadian Pacific CEO in February was a call to his counterpart at the union representing the railway’s train and engine (T&E) crews.…
CN plans to buy back shares
CN announced plans to repurchase up to 1.8 million of its common shares of stock as part of a repurchase program.
Union Pacific consolidates Pocatello service unit
Union Pacific announced it is consolidating its Pocatello Service Unit management with its Portland and Utah service units, effective April 1.
CN, TFI renew agreement for intermodal service
Canadian National and motor carrier TFI International are renewing their collaboration to grow domestic intermodal business in markets across Canada.
AAR: Traffic on the mend; safety continues upward trend
Rail freight traffic continues to recover this year, and the industry posted its safest year on record last year, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on March 22. Coal…
VIDEO: Georgia ports deploy new box cranes
The Georgia Ports Authority commissioned the first of four new neo-panamax ship-to-shore container cranes at its Garden City Terminal, Savannah.
February containers surge at Georgia ports
The Georgia Ports Authority saw its busiest February for total cargo, moving 2.94 million tons across all docks in February, up 10% from the same month in 2016, and second…
Norfolk Southern safety train to visit 23 cities
Norfolk Southern's safety train will stop in 23 cities during 2017 as part of its Operation Awareness & Response (OAR) program, which provides first responders with free training on how…
CN closes historic Escanaba ore docks
CN will shut down its Escanaba iron ore docks at the end of April, bringing to a close 165 years of ore shipping from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula port.
Canadian Pacific, intermodal union in pact
Canadian Pacific and the United Steelworkers Local 1976 reached a tentative five-year labor agreement covering approximately 600 administrative support and intermodal employees in Canada.
Ohio lawsuit wants to put the brakes on NS humpyard noise
Residents of Bellevue, Ohio have filed a class-action lawsuit against Norfolk Southern over what they charge is excessive noise from Moorman Yard.
Passenger ops lagging freight RRs in PTC progress: FRA
The Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration released a status update today on railroads' progress implementing positive train control (PTC) systems in the fourth quarter of 2016.
Trade coalition urges commitment to TIGER project funding
The Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) called on President Donald Trump and Congress to fund the Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery program, or TIGER,…
Idaho weather disrupts BNSF, UP, MRL and Amtrak services
Deep snowpack at higher elevations, an early spring thaw, and heavy rainfall are severely affecting rail lines in the Pacific Northwest, particularly in the panhandle of northern Idaho.
Trimble partners with Railhead
Trimble announced that it is partnering with Alsip, Ill.-based Railhead Corp. to integrate real-time remote monitoring, diagnostics and on-board video to enhance locomotive asset utilization and productivity.
Trump budget: Reduce Amtrak, FTA New-Starts; kill TIGER grants; privatize air traffic control
Eliminating Amtrak’s long-distance trains, curtailing the FTA’s New-Starts program, eliminating the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) discretionary grant program, and privatizing the FAA air traffic control system are among…
Who will Trump nominate? Perhaps …
Two months into the Trump Administration, the Washington Post says his nomination process, leading to Senate confirmation, is moving more slowly than any in history. The New York Times describes…
Rail freight traffic—including coal—registers another gain
The Association of American Railroads (AAR), in reporting U.S. rail traffic for the week ending March 11, 2017, noted that total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 510,638 carloads and intermodal…
Railway Age honors Prendergast as Railroader of the Year
Former New York MTA Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast was honored as Railway Age’s 54th Railroader of the Year at a dinner of the Western Railway Club on March 14…
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