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Intermodal powers U.S. freight traffic gains
U.S. intermodal volume continued its winning ways in the week ending Oct. 5, 2013, while U.S. freight carload volume, improving in recent weeks, slipped, the Association of American Railroads said…
BNSF offers reward for gun attack on consist
The lead locomotive of a BNSF freight consist was struck at least 15 times by gunfire from an automobile pacing the train last month in central Washington state, roughly midway…
CN’s Mongeau: Grain crop looks good
CN President and CEO Claude Mongeau said Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, current forecasts call for western Canada crop production to be one of the largest harvests in history, and he…
AAR: U.S. freight up for week, September overall
Both U.S. freight carload traffic and U.S. intermodal volume for the week ending Sept. 28, 2013 surpassed levels notched in the comparable week of 2012, the Association of American Railroads reported…
CN recognized by CDP for environmental leadership
CN has earned a position of leadership for the quality of climate change data it has submitted to the global marketplace through CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), described as “the world’s…
NYAB DB-60 II control valve maintains brake pressure on grades
Heavy-haul freight trains require fully charged brakes. When operating a train on a downgrade, brake usage levels on individual cars climb, equipment heats up, and braking power levels can drop…
CN rejects allegations made by former employee over GO Transit contracts
CN said on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, that the commuter rail infrastructure projects it undertook for GO Transit in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) were “rigorously reviewed” and that it…
Will LNG be a railroad game-changer?
By David Lehlbach, Oliver Wyman, for Railway Age Weighing the pros and cons of transitioning from diesel.
A few clean breakthroughs
Railroads and locomotive builders are prepared to meet the EPA's tough Tier 4 emissions standards. Meanwhile, LNG has taken center stage as a potential replacement for diesel fuel.
A stronger network, with more capacity
How BNSF is leveraging a record $4.3 billion in capital investment.
NS surpasses “pier without peer” coal record
Norfolk Southern said Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 it had again notched a new record for coal transloading at its Pier 6 at Lambert Point facility in Norfolk, Va., loading a…
Employment up year-over-year, slips from July
Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board show Class I railroads employed 163,420 people in mid-August, up 0.45% from August 2012, but down 536 people, or 0.33%, from the previous…
NS: Stewart moving up to EVP and CFO; Rathbone to retire
Norfolk Southern Corp. has named Marta R. Stewart Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective Nov. 1, 2013. She will report to NS President James A. Squires, and will…
UP flood damage prompts Amtrak detour
Union Pacific's Moffat Tunnel route has been closed for repairs west of Denver for an undetermined period following flood damage afflicting wide portions of Colorado, resulting in a detour for…
AAR: U.S. freight traffic gains again
Make it three weeks in a row, and the fourth week in the last five, that U.S. freight carload traffic increased when measured against the comparable week in 2012, according…
Norfolk Southern sets port coal-loading record
Norfolk Southern says it loaded a record amount of coal into a single ocean-going vessel on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at Pier 6 at Lamberts Point, Port of Hampton Roads,…
Second weekly gain in a row for U.S. traffic
For a second straight week – and the third time in the last four weeks – U.S. freight carload traffic gained ground when measured against the comparable period in 2012,…
Railroad property rights: Routinely ignored
Lots of New Jersey PATH riders headed for work early this Sept. 11, 2013, eager or anxious to get to and through PATH's World Trade Center Station and avoid the…
Trainyard Tech touts Class I clients
Gibsonia, Pa.-based Trainyard Tech, LLC said Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 the company recently placed the company's CLASSMASTER™ Process Control System into service at CSX Rice Yard in Waycross, Ga., and at…
AAR adds affiliate, associate members
The Association of American Railroads announced Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, the addition of three companies to its membership roster.
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