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Record volume drives CN 4Q, full year
Canadian National late Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 reported fourth-quarter net income of C$844 million (US$678 million), or C$1.03 (about 83 U.S. cents) in diluted earnings per share, compared with C$635…
NS Roanoke offices to close
Norfolk Southern on Jan. 27, 2015 said that it will close its Roanoke office building at 110 Franklin Road SE later in the year and relocate the functions currently housed…
UP employees set safety record
Union Pacific’s 2014 employee safety performance, a 0.98 reportable injury rate, was the best in the railroad’s history, surpassing the previous record established in 2012, and an 11% reduction from…
Record quarter, year for Norfolk Southern
Norfolk Southern posted record financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014 and for the entire year, and dropped its operating ratio to below 70%. The railroad also announced a…
KCS logs record 4Q and full year revenue
Kansas City Southern on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, said it had achieved record revenue results for both its fourth quarter and full year, as earnings per share exceeded Wall Street…
Intermodal dip disrupts U.S. freight traffic win streak
Total cumulative U.S. weekly rail traffic for the week ending Jan. 17, 2015 slipped 1% measured against the comparable week in 2015, the Association of American Railroads reported Wednesday, Jan.…
UP 4Q earnings beat Street
Union Pacific said Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 its fourth-quarter net earnings totaled $1.41 billion, or $1.61 per share, handily beating Wall Street consensus analyst expectations of $1.51 per share.
CP notches record 4Q income, operating ratio
Canadian Pacific early Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, announced record net income of C$451 million, of C$2.63 per diluted share, up 10% from the fourth quarter of 2013 and aiding the…
Class I employment gains in December
Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, show total Class I railroad employment as of mid-December 2014 rose 4.93% to 170,841, from mid-December 2013, and also…
2015 Railroader of the Year: Hunter Harrison, Canadian Pacific
Now a two-time recipient of the industry's most prestigious award, this giant of railroading tackles the questions, where are we going, and how are we going to get there?
CP's next move?
A bid for CSX does not suggest that all of CP's growth potential lies eastward.
BNSF outlines $6 billion capex plan
BNSF on Jan. 15, 2015 announced details about the major capital projects it plans to complete in 2015 to maintain and grow its rail network.
Freight traffic: Good first full 2015 week
North American freight rail traffic for the week ending Jan. 10, 2015 – the first full week of 2015 – started off strongly, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday,…
Norfolk Southern’s Don Seale to retire
Donald W. Seale, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Norfolk Southern Corp., has announced his plan to retire effective March 1, 2015.
CSX posts record 4Q, full-year results
CSX Corp. said late Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 it had notched record fourth-quarter net earnings of $491 million, or 49 cents per share, up 15% from $426 million, or 42…
Growth expectations lower but still robust, rail shipper survey says
Cowen and Company’s Fourth Quarter 2014 Rail Shipper Survey “suggests that the potential negative impacts on rail pricing power from the deceleration in crude shipment growth and suboptimal service have…
BNSF pauses on tank car purchase
BNSF Railway is taking a second look at an earlier plan to purchase up to 5,000 tank cars for hauling oil products, following feedback from some of its customers, according…
New chiefs ID'd for FRA, AAR law department
As the White House considers candidates for Senate confirmation as the next Federal Railroad Administrator, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says he will name his Department of Transportation chief of staff…
Sarah Feinberg picked to head FRA
Sarah Feinberg, chief of staff for Secretary of Transportation Andrew Foxx, has been chosen to become Acting Federal Railroad Administrator, according to a Reuters report of an email sent by…
Rail bottleneck relief sought for Connell, Wash.
Washington State legislators and city administrators hope to obtain federal funding to reconfigure and improve a 100-year-old railroad interchange at Connell, Wash., to relieve a bottleneck in the movement of…
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