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GE unveils prototype for next Evolution® Series Locomotive
Erie, Pa.-based GE Transportation Friday unveiled its next Evolution Series locomotive that the company says "will decrease constituent emissions by more than 70% and save railroad customers more than $1.5…
U.S. weekly traffic still mixed, AAR says
U.S. freight carload traffic for the week ending Aug. 18 declined 2.1% compared with the same week in 2011, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday. U.S. intermodal volume for…
UP unveils key emissions-test locomotive
At its J.R. Davis Yard in Roseville, Calif., Union Pacific on Aug. 22 unveiled an advanced experimental locomotive, UP 9900 that will test three emissions-reducing technologies: exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), diesel oxidation catalysts…
Brunel Awards traveling exhibit wrapping up eastern tour
The Center for Industrial Design in Transportation, Inc. is closing out its 2011 Brunel Awards International Railway Design Competition activities by supporting the traveling Brunel Awards Exhibit.
July employment up over year; down from June
U.S. Class I railroads employed 162,006 workers in mid-July, up 1.94% from July 2011, but down 0.71%, or 1,153 workers, from mid-June, according to data released by the Surface Transportation…
U.S. “mixed weekly traffic” trend resumes
U.S. freight carload traffic for the week ending Aug. 11, 2012 fell 1.2% compared with the same week in 2011, while U.S. intermodal volume rose 3.2% compared with a year…
12-month report shows strong railroad earnings
Class I railroads in the 12-month period ended June 30 earned consolidated net income of $11.9 billion on an increase of 0.58% in traffic (1.7 trillion revenue ton miles of freight)…
FRA says PTC deadline won’t be met
The Federal Railroad Administration says substantial progress has been made in establishing Positive Train Control (PTC) in the U.S., but acknowledges that the congressionally mandated deadline to do so, Dec.…
UP to test emissions-reducing technologies
Union Pacific will partner with EMD to develop 25 experimental locomotives that are based in two rail yards in California to be used in a $20 million test of new technology designed…
CSX Intermodal Terminals, EMH&T win award
CSX Intermodal Terminals, Inc. and EMH&T have won the American Council of Engineering Companies of Ohio 2012 Engineering Excellence Outstanding Achievement Award for the design of the CSX unit's Northwest Ohio intermodal terminal.
Amid political background, NS TV ad debuts
Norfolk Southern Monday said it has launched "a new television commercial that showcases the railroad's role as a creator of economic possibilities – a powerful force for growth among the…
CN, Superior Silica Sands set pact
CN said Monday the Class I railroad and Superior Silica Sands have reached a multi-year agreement to move frac sand from a new processing plant now under construction in northern…
Ga. U.S. House rep tours auto plant, rail yard
House Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) joined the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC), NRC member STX Railroad Construction, CSX, and Kia Motor Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) Aug. 9 for a…
North American nations score weekly traffic gains
Freight carload traffic and intermodal volume rose for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico during the week ending Aug. 4, 2012, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday.
Norfolk Southern shows the way for short lines
Norfolk Southern's 30th Anniversary Year was helped along by a blow-out Annual Short Line meeting in Roanoke, Va. More than 200 members of the short line community attended, representing most…
BNSF picks RailComm for New Mexico yard
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Tuesday BNSF has added the company's Blue Flag Indicator (BFI) System to its Belen Yard, N.M., facility.
NS’s Rathbone, Squires trade places
Norfolk Southern has always sought to broaden the experience of its senior management team. In keeping with that philosophy, John P. Rathbone was named executive vice president finance and chief…
NY-NJ ExpressRail port traffic grows 10%
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey reported July 31 that ExpressRail, its rail system serving New York and New Jersey marine terminals, reported a record 10% increase…
UP’s Knight among Wall Street Journal’s Best CFOs of 2012
The Wall Street Journal has named Union Pacific Chief Financial Officer Rob Knight to its “Best CFOs of 2012 List.” Knight, CFO since 2004, is the only transportation sector CFO…
UP selected for automotive logistics award
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Vehicle Services Americas Inc. (WWL), the primary North American logistics provider for Nissan vehicles, named Union Pacific and its Automotive group its 2011 Provider of the Year.…
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