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BNSF builds new capacity in Nebraska
BNSF announced Tuesday that it will invest approximately $202 million this year on maintenance and rail capacity improvement and expansion projects in Nebraska.
NS shop: "Unprecedented safety milestone"
Norfolk Southern reports that employees at its Enola Locomotive Shop made history in March "as the first in the company to surpass 2 million employee-hours without an injury."
GWI leases Alabama short line from NS
Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming's newly formed subsidiary, the Columbus & Chattahoochee Railroad, Inc. (CCR), has signed an agreement with Norfolk Southern to lease and operate a 26-mile segment of…
New on RailwayAge.com: “I Brake For Trains,” sponsored by PTMW Inc.
CSX Transportation has partnered with Furniture Row Racing and the No. 78 Chevrolet Impala driven by Regan Smith in NASCAR’s top-tier Sprint Cup Series as an associate sponsor for the…
BNSF launches interactive network map
BNSF has announced “a new interactive map highlighting events and activities along its 32,000-mile rail network.”
UP’s Michael Iden is AAR’s Chafee Award recipient
Union Pacific General Director Car and Locomotive Engineering Michael Iden, Chicago, Ill., has been awarded the 2012 John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award by the Association of American Railroads.
Teamsters weigh strike against CP
The general committees of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), representing the conductors, trainmen, yardmen, locomotive engineers and rail traffic controllers employed by Canadian Pacific Railway, announced Thursday they have…
U.S. freight traffic picture stays mixed, AAR says
U.S. freight carload traffic again fell short of year-ago levels in the latest week ending April 21, 2012, down 3.6% when measured against the comparable week in 2011, the Association…
Axion Power gets NS order for batteries
Axion Power International Inc. said Thursday it has received an order from Norfolk Southern Corp. for lead-carbon (PbC) batteries for use in a battery-powered locomotive.
Land of Lincoln lauds Lincoln’s land link
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois General Assembly have proclaimed July 1, 2012, as “Union Pacific Railroad Day” in Illinois to honor UP during its year-long 150th anniversary celebration.
NS recognizes 45 chemical customers for safety
Forty-five Norfolk Southern chemical customers have earned the railroad’s Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award for their safe handling of chemical products in 2011.
“Play It Safe” part of CSX’s broader corporate citizenship program
CSX’s “Play It Safe Around Railroad Tracks” public safety program and its sponsorship of Regan Smith and Furniture Row Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series are part of the…
NS: “Another record-breaking quarter”
Norfolk Southern late Tuesday reported net income of $410 million ($1.23 per diluted share), up 26% from the first quarter of 2011. This included a $58 million non-cash charge…
KCS: Record 1Q revenue, operating ratio
Kansas City Southern has reported record first-quarter 2012 revenue of $548 million with carloads up 7% from first-quarter 2011.
About Regan Smith and Furniture Row Racing
The Sprint Cup Series team that team that CSX Transportation has partnered with is unique in NASCAR. It’s the only Sprint Cup team headquartered west of the Mississippi River.
CP trumpets 1Q earnings ahead of proxy battle
Canadian Pacific Railway early Friday announced stellar first-quarter net income of C$142 million, up C$108 million, or 318%, from the first quarter of 2011. Diluted earnings per share did nearly…
U.S. carload freight down again, intermodal up
U.S. freight carload traffic for the week ending April 14, 2012 continued to fall short of 2011 levels, down 6.4% measured against the comparable week last year, the Association of…
UP 1Q profit up 35%
Union Pacific Thursday reported its first-quarter profit was $863 million, or $1.79 per share, in the first quarter of 2012, up dramatically from $639 million, or $1.29 per share, in…
CN weighs acquiring Ontario Northern
CN Wednesday gave indications that it might be interested in purchasing Ontario Northern Railroad operations in whole or part.
CSX 1Q beats Street
Leading off Class I first-quarter 2012 earnings reports, CSX Corp. late Tuesday cited first-quarter net income of $449 million, or 43 cents per share. That handily beat Wall Street's consensus…
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