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AAR considers court action to alter CBR rulemaking
Reaffirmation by the U.S. rail and hazardous materials regulators of new rules for the movement of flammable liquids means operational migraines for railroaders, without actually addressing the underlying cause of…
CP + NS is in play: Reports
Canadian Pacific Railway has held early-stage merger talks with Norfolk Southern and is raising financing for an acquisition, according to Nov. 9, 2015 news reports citing confidential sources at both…
STB to hold rail service performance data meetings
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) announced Nov. 9, 2015 that its staff will hold informal meetings with stakeholders between Nov. 16, 2015 and Dec. 7, 2015, on proposed rules for…
Norfolk Southern rolls out the GP33ECO
Norfolk Southern joined local and state officials on Nov. 5, 2015 to dedicate a new fleet of GP33ECO environmentally friendly yard locomotives for Chicago at its 47th Street intermodal facility.
Linda J. Morgan, 1952-2015
Linda J. Morgan, 63, the former U.S. Surface Transportation Board Chair who led the agency during the railroad megamergers of the 1990s, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, after a long…
KCS to invest $6.5 million in Louisiana rail line
Kansas City Southern (KCS) announced Nov. 5, 2015 that its principal U.S. subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), will invest approximately $6.5 million in 2015 on rail and…
AAR: Rail traffic decline steady with service, manufacturing sector divide
In reporting weekly U.S. rail traffic as well as volumes for October 2015 and the first 10 months of 2015, AAR Senior Vice President John T. Gray said that "a…
What happens when you’re off the air?
Air brake technology is improving. Do FRA brake test rules need updating?
Automating the industry, one yard at a time
Classification yard performance has a direct impact on network velocity and efficiency. Process control systems are helping improve that performance.
Ribble’s bigger trucks crash and burn
Rep. Reid Ribble’s (R-Wisc.) controversial proposed amendment to H.R. 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, which would allow heavier trucks on interstate highways in an effort…
Hamberger to Ribble: Take your amendment and park it!
Rep. Reid Ribble’s (R-Wisc.) proposed amendment to H.R. 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, which would allow heavier trucks on the nation’s highways “will cost taxpayers…
Weekly freight traffic, intermodal volume drops
For the week ending Oct. 24, 2015, total U.S. rail traffic was 553,144 carloads and intermodal units, down 5.6% compared with the same week in 2014, the Association of American…
“Restructuring costs” affect NS’s third-quarter
Net income of $452 million, or $1.49 per diluted share, compared with $559 million, or $1.79 per diluted share in third-quarter 2014, combined with an operating revenue that declined by…
CN delivers solid third-quarter results
Net income of C$1.01 billion, compared with net income of C$853 million in second-quarter 2014, combined with an operating income increase of 16% and a record-low quarterly operating ratio of…
House T&I passes H.R. 3763, PTC extension intact. Now the fun begins
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Oct. 22, 2015 unanimously approved the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act of 2015 (H.R. 3763). Among the STRR Act’s numerous provisions…
Diesel drop drives down UP quarterly operating ratio
Buffeted by decreases in operating income and revenue and business volumes compared to the prior-year quarter, Union Pacific still managed to post an all-time quarterly record operating ratio of 60.3%…
AAR reports flat weekly rail traffic
For the week ending Oct. 17, 2015, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 554,696 carloads and intermodal units, down 2.6% compared with the same week in 2014, the Association of…
NS: No PTC extension? No PIH trains. No passenger trains
Norfolk Southern on Oct. 20, 2015 said, effective Dec. 1, 2015, it will no longer accept shipments of Poisonous-Inhalation-Hazard (PIH) commodities, and that passenger trains operated by Amtrak, Virginia Railway…
PTC: “It ain’t over till it’s over”
The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee has passed H.R. 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, commonly referred to as the “Highway Bill.” Buried deep within the…
Railway Age seeks entries for inaugural Fast Trackers contest
Railway Age on Oct. 20, 2015 launched its inaugural Fast Trackers contest, in which ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields…
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