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The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee has passed H.R. 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, commonly referred to as the “Highway Bill.” Buried deep within the…
Railway Age on Oct. 20, 2015 launched its inaugural Fast Trackers contest, in which ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields…
Canada’s three major railways should benefit from the Oct. 19, 2015 sea-to-sea election sweep by Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party of Canada. Trudeau’s party even managed to get four members of…
Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) on Oct. 20, 2015 posted its highest-ever revenue for the third quarter, with a 16% growth in adjusted earnings per share to $2.69 and the lowest…
An operating ratio of 65.2% combined with diluted earnings per share of $1.20 resulted in a slightly improved third-quarter 2015 for Kansas City Southern (KCS), the railroad reported on Oct.…
Railway Age’s 22nd Annual Passenger Trains on Freight Railroads Conference is coming up soon, on Oct. 28 and 29, in Washington D.C. at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. A 20% discount…
For the week ending Oct. 10, 2015, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 556,233 carloads and intermodal units, down 2.8% compared with the same week in 2014, the Association of…
BNSF and Union Pacific have each moved two of the longest and heaviest unit frac sand trains ever seen in North America. BNSF and short line Southwestern Railroad recently delivered…
With quarterly operating income of $933 million, an operating ratio of 68.3%, and net earnings of $507 million, CSX posted record financial results for the third quarter of 2015.
Kansas City Southern (KCS) has published its annual Sustainability Report covering the company’s activities in 2014, the company reported Oct. 13, 2015. The report is now available on the railroad’s…
Union Pacific has taken a fresh, positive approach to educating the general public about railroad grade crossing safety. Rather than focus on the consequences of driving or walking around lowered…
In reporting weekly U.S. rail traffic, as well as volumes for September 2015 and the first nine months of 2015, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) noted that modest gains…
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association's (AREMA) Annual Conference being held in conjunction with Railway Interchange 2015, held six breakout sessions Tuesday, including nine in the Track session.
The Engineering Services track of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association's (AREMA) Annual Conference kicked off with a presentation from Ron Gagne, director track systems, Canadian Pacific (retired), on…
Railhead Corp., manufacturer of safety lighting, tools, mobile video surveillance and locomotive data recorders has teamed up with Volant Unmanned Aerial Solutions (UAS) to bring the Lockheed Martin-made Digital Indago™…
Kansas City Southern (KCS) has launched a new and improved www.kcsouthern.com for The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) and Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (KCSM), the…
The International Association of Railway Operating Officers, Inc. (IAROO) and the Air Brake Association (ABA) held a joint session on Oct. 5, 2015 at Railway Interchange 2015 in Minneapolis, Minn.,…
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) presented the 2015 Dr. William W. Hay Award for Excellence to Union Pacific and BNSF for the Tower 55 Multimodal Improvement Project…
Southampton, N.J.-based RCC Fabricators, Inc., manufacturer of the original rail tie inserting equipment, the RCC Tie Master™, has introduced the RCC Tie Master-XL™ with electrohydraulic system at Railway Interchange 2015,…
Appalachian Railcar Services, Inc. (ARS) announced Sept. 30, 2015 that its wholly-owned subsidiary, ARS Nebraska, LLC, has acquired all of FreightCar America, Inc.’s railcar repair and maintenance services business.
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