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AAR: Railroads still looking for light at the end of the tunnel
Carloads and intermodal units both took a hit in March 2016, dropping 14.2% and 7.7%, respectively, compared to the prior-year period, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said on April…
KCS to invest $20 million in rail line from Kansas through Louisiana
Kansas City Southern (KCS) announced April 5, 2016 that its principal U.S. subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), will invest approximately $20 million in 2016 in construction and…
UP elects Lute to Board of Directors
Union Pacific Corporation on April 5, 2016 announced that Jane H. Lute has been elected to the company's Board of Directors, effective immediately.
BNSF and partners to construct AllianceTexas integrated facility
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), Hillwood and Packwell announced on April 5, 2016 that they have agreed on a framework for construction of a new plastics export packaging facility in the…
Shuster opposes proposed CP-NS merger
Chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) on April 5, 2016 announced his opposition to Canadian Pacific Railway’s proposed merger with Norfolk Southern.
NS awards chemical customers for safe rail-shipping practices
Norfolk Southern on April 5, 2016 awarded 60 chemical customers its 2015 Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award for safely transporting on its rail lines 224,660 carloads of chemical product that the…
Conrail at 40: An experiment that worked
April 1, 1976 was a watershed day in U.S. railroading history. On that day, Consolidated Rail Corp., better known as Conrail, began operating under the auspices of the U.S. government…
15,000 employees complete rail courses at CN’s two campuses
Canadian National Railway (CN) announced April 4, 2016 that 15,000 employees have completed a range of railway training programs at its two education campuses since they opened in 2014. CN…
UP’s Denver Service Unit improves employee, public safety in 2015
Union Pacific Railroad's Denver Service Unit, which includes about 1,700 miles of track across Colorado and parts of Wyoming, Utah and Kansas, improved community and employee safety in 2015, UP…
Luther S. Miller, Nov. 30, 1926 – March 8, 2016
Luther Sigsbee Miller, long-time Editor-in-Chief of Railway Age, died March 8, 2016. He was 89.
The day Rollin Bredenberg (and I) changed the course of railroading
April 2016 will be remembered decades from now as the month when Rollin Bredenberg retired as V.P., Capacity Planning & Operations Research at BNSF Railway.
RBN Energy: CBR to California "drying up"
Crude by rail (CBR) shipments to California oil refineries have dwindled to a trickle, compared to their December 2013 peak, according to RBN Energy LLC analyst Sandy Fielden.
AAR to STB: Your OTP metric is deficient
The Association of American Railroads, on behalf of its freight railroad members, has submitted comments to the Surface Transportation Board regarding STB’s proceeding, On-Time Performance under Section 213 of the…
NS CEO highlights past accomplishments, looks ahead in annual report
Norfolk Southern Corporation on March 31, 2016 posted its 2015 Annual Report online, highlighting early accomplishments of a recently announced five-year strategic plan to drive growth, streamline operations, improve network…
BNSF launches ‘Making Connections’ video series
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on March 30, 2016 launched the first video in a new series called “Making Connections,” which takes viewers behind the scenes with railroad employees as they…
Freight traffic still on the decline
For the third week in a row, freight traffic shows no signs of growth. For the week ending March 26, 2016, carloads and intermodal units took another big hit, dropping…
CP files definitive proxy statement for NS shareholder resolution
Canadian Pacific on March 29, 2016 filed its definitive proxy statement for its Norfolk Southern Corp. (NS) shareholder resolution asking NS’ Board of Directors to engage in good faith discussions…
UP’s Council Bluffs Unit improves employee safety in 2015
Union Pacific Railroad's Council Bluffs Service Unit, which includes about 600 miles of track across Iowa and eastern Nebraska, improved employee safety in 2015 and recorded the group's best-ever annual…
CN recognizes customers for sustainability leadership
Canadian National Railway on March 29, 2016 recognized 22 of its customers for their sustainability practices that are aligned with the objectives of the CN EcoConnexions program.
UP ranked second on Military Times’ Best for Vets List
Union Pacific Railroad jumped to the No. 2 spot on Military Times' Best for Vets: Employers 2016 rankings, up from No. 11 the previous year, the railroad reported March 24,…
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