Class I

Union Pacific has been named one of the 2012 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles, the only railroad to receive the award offered annually by the National Business Group on Health…
The Surface Transportation Board's latest update of fees shippers must pay to file cases and pleadings, released Friday, contains some increases but leaves unchanged the current $350 fee charged shippers…
U.S. freight traffic for the week ending July 21, 2012 resumed its bifurcated trend for the year—a decline in freight carload volume, an increase in intermodal—the Association of American Railroads…
Canadian Pacific Railway announced Wednesday that it earned net income of C$103 million (roughly US$101 million) and diluted earnings per share of 60 Canadian cents, "inclusive of the negative impact of…
Canadian National earned net income of C$631 million in this year's second quarter, or C$1.44 per diluted share, up from C$538 million, or C$1.18 per diluted share, in the second quarter of…
For this year's second quarter, Norfolk Southern earned a net income of $524 million that edged 6% below that for the second quarter of 2011, but it also had an…
Rail Logistics Tuesday said that due to "continued growth," the company's Cold Train service is expanding its Washington State-based refrigerated container fleet to 300 state-of-the-art 53-foot containers (built by Hyundai),…
Erie, Pa.-based GE Transportation Friday announced the rollout of the 5,000th Evolution Series Locomotive, in production since since 2005.
Freight carload traffic volume and intermodal movements notched a North American trifecta in the week ending July 14, 2012, measured against the comparable week of 2011, the Association of American…
Union Pacific Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $1 billion, or $2.01 per share, up 28% from $785 million in the second quarter of 2011. Earnings, along with revenue of $5.22…
U.S. Class I railroads employed 163,159 workers in mid-June, up 0.38% from May and 2.40% from June 2011.
Hit-or-miss efforts (mostly miss) by the U.S. Postal Service to move mail by railroad have characterized the mode's declining mail modal share for decades, but the USPS is once more…
Canadian Pacific and Smart Sand, Inc., Wednesday announced a strategic long-term partnership "under which the two companies will supply and ship premium, Northern White frac sand to the unconventional oil…
CSX Corp. late Tuesday announced second-quarter net earnings of $512 million, or $0.49 per share, versus $506 million, or 46 cents per share, in the same period last year—a 7%…
The Federal Railroad Administration and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Monday an agreement "to improve coordination between the two agencies in enforcing the whistleblower provision of the Federal…
With a 23% increase in intermodal revenue taking some of the sting out of 14% slump in revenue from utility coal, Kansas City Southern has reported second-quarter 2012 revenue of $545 million.…
Over the last six months or so as I've made my rounds visiting short lines, regional railroads, and Class I's from the locomotive cab to the executive suite, I've found…
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) Thursday reported mixed weekly rail traffic for the week ending July 7, 2012, with U.S. railroads originating 243,156 carloads, down 1% compared with the…
The freight railroads, intercity passenger and commuter railroads, and 
rail supply companies of the United States expect to hire more than 5,000
 veterans in 2012.
The latest Federal Railroad Administration accident report, covering this year's first four months, again shows strong safety gains for railroads.
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