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Joy, trepidation, fear at CP—all at the same time
The worst kept secret in the railroad industry for more than a month has been the identity of the new chief executive of Canadian Pacific Railway. For the record, E.…
Hunter Harrison named CP President, CEO
Canadian Pacific Friday officially made its long-anticipated move of appointing E. Hunter Harrison president and chief executive officer, completing a significant revision of CP leadership through its revamped board of…
North American carload freight volume rallies
Freight carload volume gained ground in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. during the week ending June 23, 2012, measured against the comparable week a year ago, the Association of American…
Case against coal heats up—again
A ruling by the U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has cast new doubt on the future of coal as a source of electricity it for Americans—and a…
Rail employment dips in May, but ahead of 2011
U.S. Class I railroads employed 161,191 workers in mid-May, down 0.42% from the previous month (161,876), but still ahead of March's 160,523 workers employed, according to data provided by the…
Canadian shippers await promised service law
Canada's Coalition of Rail Shippers (CRS) issued a statement Monday applauding the Minister of Transport, Denis Lebel, for reconfirming his commitment to "introduce a bill which would give shippers the right to service…
CN's Mongeau warns of "intrusive regulation"
Canadian National President and CEO Claude Mongeau says the federal government's three-year Rail Freight Service Review (RFSR) "provided the impetus for CN and the rail industry to re-engage with customers to improve service…
CSX offers Corporate Social Responsibility report
CSX Monday unveiled its 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report outlining the company's operations, environmental, social, and financial performance.
UP sub acquires Ansaldo STS USA division
PS Technology (PST), a wholly owned subsidiary of Union Pacific Corp., on Monday announced it has acquired the Yard Control Systems division of Ansaldo STS USA.
Lines on a map do not a merger make
While the railroad world waits for the Canadian Pacific Railway board of directors to name a permanent chief executive to succeed acting CEO Steve Tobias, some railfans are whiling away…
Court moves pricing suit against railroads ahead
Judge Paul L. Friedman of the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia has granted class certification to a lawsuit in which eight shippers allege that BNSF Railway, Union Pacific,…
CP, U.S. Silica set frac sand pact
Canadian Pacific and U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. Friday announced a multi-year agreement for the movement of frac sand from U.S. Silica's newest mining and processing facility in Sparta, Wis., as…
From UP, a 150-year timeline eBook
Union Pacific, which dates its beginning to the signing of the Pacific Railway Act by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862, announced Thursday that it making a 150-year timeline eBook available free in…
BNSF honors hazmat shippers for safe transport
BNSF Railway announced that it has presented 98 customers with the railroad's 15th Annual Product Stewardship Award for the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail during 2011.
North American intermodal counters carload slump
Canadian, Mexican, and U.S. intermodal volume increased for the week ending June 16, 2012, measured against the comparable week in 2011, even as freight carload volume fell in each nation,…
For coal, a sharper focus on exports
Environmental activism, an abundance of cheap natural gas, and the global economy were connected in one way or another with the mixed outlook for coal during the first half of…
BNSF unit trains to serve new frac sand facility
U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. announced Monday that it has formed "an innovative alliance with BNSF Railway to build a new silica sand storage facility in San Antonio, Tex., that will support the…
Protran Technology, major energy company team on safety initiative
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 carloads down (again); intermodal gains
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 completes Permian Basin upgrades
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.
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