Class I

Flanders, N.J.-based Protran Technology said June 15 that it has landed a contract with a major energy company to outfit locomotives leased from two Class I railroads “with the first…
U.S. freight carload volume for the week ending June 9, 2012, once again failed to match the comparable week in 2011, down 1.7%, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday.…
Iowa Pacific Holdings said Wednesday it has opened its new locomotive repair shop on the Texas-New Mexico Railroad (TNMR) subsidiary, a key rail line in the Permian Basin oilfield.
Parsons Brinckerhoff said Wednesday it has named Greg Kelly to the newly created position of global Chief Operating Officer (COO). Clifford Eby succeeds Kelly as president of Parsons Brinckerhoff's Americas…
Canadian Pacific's Board of Directors, significantly revamped last month through a proxy battler led by New York-based Pershing Square Capital Management, continues to change as David Raisbeck now has resigned…
Schneider National, Inc. said Monday it has reached an agreement with CSX Transportation to broaden its services in northwestern Ohio. The agreement expands Schneider's intermodal service to now include two…
Resuming a pattern repeated through much of 2012, U.S. freight carload volume for the week ending June 2, 2012, fell short of the comparable week in 2011, down 3.1%, after…
The Federal Railroad Administration's Office of Safety Analysis has reported strong safety gains for 726 reporting railroads in this year's first quarter.
Give Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman due recognition for his courage to be contrarian. Applause from this observer follows.
There's no question about the importance of coal to the railroads. It has recently accounted for 44% of U.S. Class I railroad tonnage, 24.1% of carloads, and 24.2% of revenue. A mild…
On June 2, 1982, newly formed Norfolk Southern Corp., a merger of the Norfolk & Western Railway and the Southern Railway, was listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Present…
Railroaders and racers have many characteristics in common. Two of them are teamwork and tenacity. When trouble strikes, they rise to the occasion and band together, working safely and efficiently to…
Canadian Pacific Tuesday said it has named Paul Haggis as its new chairman.
Norfolk Southern, a railroad that has more than once been characterized as the world's most successful, observes its 30th anniversary June 2 in a position of strength and growth, despite…
For the second year in a row, Union Pacific was selected as the top performing railroad by leading U.S. agricultural shippers in the third annual Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) Railroad…
Canadian Pacific operations throughout Canada resumed at roughly 7:00 a.m. Friday morning (Eastern Time), CP spokesman Ed Greenberg told Railway Age.
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) on Thursday asked Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to launch a "high-level and coordinated multimodal freight initiative at the U.S. Department of Transportation to improve the management of…
In a welcome departure from past weeks, U.S. freight carload traffic for the week ending May 26, 2012 notched an increase, up 1.3% measured against the comparable week in 2011,…
Chrysler presented its 2011 Partnership Award to Union Pacific Distribution Services at the annual Chrysler Carrier Conference in Auburn Hills, Mich.
Canadian Pacific on Tuesday again asked the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference to let striking workers return to their jobs "and stop the damage the union is unnecessarily causing to CP customers' businesses…
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