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BNSF and SWRR reach agreement for Clovis-Carlsbad line
BNSF Railway and Southwestern Railroad (SWRR) reached an agreement which calls for BNSF to take over service of the rail line between Clovis and Carlsbad, N.Mex. effective Jan. 17, 2017.
Moving energy beyond borders
Can exports revive North America’s crude-by-rail and coal?
NTSB releases preliminary report on BNSF Panhandle collision
One of the trains involved in the June 28 head-on collision between two BNSF intermodal trains outside of Panhandle, Texas passed a red signal before the accident.
Cowen shipper survey: Price increases expected
Shippers expect a 2.9% price increase from the railroads over the next 6-12 months, according Cowen and Company’s Second-Quarter 2016 Rail Shipper Survey (downloadable from the link below).
US DOT reports second consecutive month uptick in freight
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) released numbers on July 13 showing the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight…
CSX releases coal-impacted second quarter earnings
CSX on July 13th announced second quarter 2016 net earnings of $445 million, or $0.47 per share, down from $553 million, or $0.56 per share, in the same period of…
AAR: weekly rail traffic's summer slump
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on July 13th U.S. rail traffic for the week ending July 9, 2016. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 442,113…
LRIW now accepting nominations for 2016 Member of the Year
The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) on July 12 opened nominations for its "Outstanding Member of the Year" award.
NTSB replies to senators after Oregon crude derailment
In a reply dated July 5, 2016, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) responded to a letter from Oregon’s U.S. senators regarding the June 3 Union Pacific oil train derailment…
CP: Moving grain with an Item 6
Canadian Pacific’s Crowsnest Subdivision is busy with grain trains as prairie elevators are cleared to accept the coming harvest. CP has been pairing trains through the subdivision by giving two…
Virginia rail projects into the FASTLANE
Virginia’s planned Atlantic Gateway Project has been selected for a $165 million federal FASTLANE (Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies) grant.
AAR: carload traffic down 7% for June
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on July 6th reported weekly U.S. rail traffic, as well as volumes for June 2016.
Lor joins WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as rail projects manager
Rik Lor will manage the delivery of rail projects as a senior engineering manager in the transit & rail technical excellence center of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, the global engineering…
NTSB takes over BNSF Texas derailment investigation
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has taken control of the investigation into the June 28, 2016 accident between two BNSF intermodal trains near Panhandle, Tex.
Summer don’t slump: Weekly AAR rail traffic report
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Jun. 25, 2016, with fewer declines than previous weeks as we head into summer.
Head-on crash on BNSF Transcon
Two BNSF intermodal trains collided head-on early Tuesday morning, June 28, 2016, on the railroad’s busy Chicago-Los Angeles Transcon near Panhandle, Tex., about 25 miles northeast of Amarillo. Three crew…
CN appoints Mike Cory as chief operating officer and Ghislain Houle as chief financial officer
Luc Jobin, incoming president and chief executive officer of CN announced on June 27th the appointments of Mike Cory as executive vice-president and chief operating officer, and Ghislain Houle as…
Oregon Governor: ‘Halt Oil Trains in Oregon’
Oregon Governor Kate Brown released the following statement regarding the Federal Railroad Administration's June 23rd Preliminary Factual Findings Report on the June 3rd derailment of Union Pacific's crude oil train:
Mosseri joins Parsons as VP and New York region Business Development Manager
Parsons announced that Gill Mosseri recently joined the corporation as Vice President and New York Region Business Development Manager for its Infrastructure business unit (BU).
UIC's Loubinoux awarded BIC's global rail freight honor
The Bureau International des Containers (BIC) announced on June 23 that Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, General Director, International Union of Railways, (UIC) has won the 2016 BIC Award.
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