Class I

Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board Monday, February 23, 2015, show total Class I railroad employment as of mid-January 2015 rose 1.41% over January 2014 levels, but retreated 3.67%…
Kansas City Southern Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Patrick J. Ottensmeyer has been appointed President, effective March 1, 2015, as part of the railroad’s succession planning process.
Unifor, the largest union at CN, with more than 4,800 members (mechanics, clerical workers, excavator operators, locomotive engineers, and truck drivers) covered by six collective agreements, said on Feb. 19,…
BNSF Railway, as part of its record 2015 capital commitment of $6 billion—the railroad’s largest planned capital expenditure in its history—will invest a total of $1.63 billion in Illinois, Minnesota,…
For the second straight week, U.S. intermodal volume slipped fractionally behind levels of 2014 even as total U.S. freight traffic gained ground, the Association of American Railroads said Wednesday, Feb.…
CN said on Feb. 18, 2015 that the Unifor union, which represents approximately 4,800 CN employees in mechanical, intermodal, clerical and other areas in Canada, “continues to reject a fair…
Roughly 3,000 union train and operations employees returned to work on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 following a 36-hour strike against Canadian Pacific Railway, after CP agreed to binding arbitration, thus…
Two same-day derailments of crude oil trains in Canada and a third in West Virginia two days later illustrate the strengths and limitations of the newest general-purpose tank cars plying…
Two environmental groups on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 sought legal advice from a Delaware Superior Court judge on a forum to appeal state action expanding crude-by-rail (CBR) activity in the…
Front Row Motorsports and CSX will partner for a third straight season in 2015, returning the railroad’s “Play It Safe” public service message to David Ragan’s No. 34 Ford Fusion…
CSX Corp.'s Board of Directors unanimously has elected Oscar Munoz as the corporation's president, overseeing operations, sales and marketing, human resources, service design, and information technology.
U.S. intermodal volume, almost routinely gaining ground, slipped during the week ending Feb. 7, 2015, even as total U.S. freight rail traffic for the week rose, the Association of American…
Canadian Pacific Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Bart W. Demosky has decided to leave the company effective May 31, 2015, after a little more than one year in…
The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Running Trades (TCRC-RT), the union representing more than 3,000 active Canadian Pacific locomotive engineers and conductors at CP, has provided official notice of its intent to…
Forty-four-year career railroader Robert VanderClute, who recently retired as Association of American Railroads Senior Vice President of Safety & Operations, has joined the board of OnTrackNorthAmerica, a non-profit organization “committed…
CN “is continuing its record-setting pace of grain movements and remains fully in sync with the grain supply chain in Western Canada,” President and CEO Claude Mongeau said on Feb.…
Lance Fritz has succeeded Jack Koraleski as President and Chief Executive Officer at Union Pacific effective immediately, and was also elected to the railroad’s board of directors. Koraleski is now…
U.S. freight traffic wrapped up the week ending Jan. 31, 2015 with solid gains, capping an equally solid month of advances, the Association of American Railroads reported Wednesday, Feb. 4.
Testifying on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 in Washington before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, Association of American Railroads President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger cautioned lawmakers not to tamper…
Association of American Railroads Senior Vice President of Safety & Operations Robert VanderClute, a 44-year career railroader, has retired after 12 years with the organization. He is succeeded by Michael…
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