Class I

Although the Railroad Safety Improvement Act of 2008 was written primarily for the Class I's, many of the short line and regional railroads that touch roughly one out of every…
The Association of American Railroads Affiliated Laboratory Program is a primary way in which the railroads maintain awareness of, adopt, and assimilate new technologies. This program also provides a pool…
Virginia’s plans to expand Amtrak passenger rail service to Norfolk, Va., will be pursued without sacrificing Amtrak’s current route through the state’s Tidewater region, which terminates at Newport News, on…
Writing a new chapter in an extraordinary success story. Paul Tellier took Canadian National public with stunning success, Hunter Harrison’s Precision Railroading model took CN to performance levels that led…
In our environmentally conscious society, “green” is probably the most overused or misused word in the English language. Few industries can really stand up and shout that they’re green. The…
Auto-Max® makes the grade in Mexico. Most, if not all, of the advances in motor vehicle transport by rail have come about through cooperative efforts involving the railroads, railroad suppliers,…
Bigger is indeed better for this transcontinental carrier, which is operating some of the longest freight trains in North America.
According to information in BNSF’s 10Q quarterly filing at the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company paid a dividend of $250 million to Warren Buffett, its only stockholder.
If the past few months are any indication, the answer is yes. Just ask BNSF.
Kansas City Southern looks to its new international intermodal corridor for sustained growth.
Track time is a precious commodity. Suppliers of high-productivity m/w machines enable railroads to make the most of it.
Solid earnings in a shaky economy is one reason. The emerging picture of a growth industry is another.
The economic downturn brought a great deal of hardship to carriers across the supply chain. Many shippers took the opportunity to re-bid their trucking contracts out of cycle, placing even…
Prudent and persistent capital investment has positioned Union Pacific for a robust recovery.
Can the industry’s much-touted fuel efficiency number be improved?
They don’t usually show up on the industry’s “green” index, but the millions of crossties in place make a solid contribution to a better environment.
With capacity available, this is a good time to buy freight cars, says Michael Ward. So he’s buying about 1,400.
Doublestack clearance projects are central to the Heartland Corridor and Crescent Corridor projects. Domestic intermodal, says Wick Moorman, “is going to be a driver of the industry's growth.”
Multiple forces in a freight train can damage cargo, at high cost. Modern load securement devices can mitigate them.
The battle between railroads and their price-sensitive customers over legislation that would re-regulate the railroads has become open warfare. Price-sensitive customers like to call themselves captive shippers; perhaps that makes…
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