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CSX 2013 Annual Report spotlights continued growth
“A combination of macro forces and strategic investments propelled CSX to strong performance despite the challenging external environment, including the slowly recovering economy and transformation in the energy markets. The…
CN to grain elevators: Stop complaining and start performing
CN, fighting the Canadian government’s attempt to impose on grain movements “ill-advised legislation to unfairly punish the rail industry,” on March 31, 2014 reported that it spotted 5,102 hopper cars…
Wick Moorman: “Listen, innovate, and improve”
“21st century freight railroads are listening to our customers and communities, innovating to meet their needs, and steadily improving our ability to serve as the backbone of the next industrial…
CP on Canadian grain legislation: “Ineffective and grossly unfair”
Canadian Pacific on March 27, 2014 issued a strong response to the Canadian government’s decision to introduce legislation expanding already-regulated interswitching limits for grain movements.
U.S. freight traffic winning streak continues
U.S. freight rail traffic perpetuated its growth momentum during the week ending March 22, 2014, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, March 27.
“A solution looking for a problem”
Association of American Railroads President and CEO Ed Hamberger, participating in testimony before the U.S. Surface Transportation Board, has called the National Industrial Transportation League’s proposal to the STB to…
CN to Ritz and Raitt: “It’s a sad day for Canada”
Legislation tabled on March 26, 2014 by Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Transportation Minister Lisa Raitt to increase regulations on and oversight of railroad grain transportation, and to introduce…
DOT-111 phase-out highlights CN hazmat safety initiatives
CN “continues to take significant steps to strengthen our railway’s Safety Management System, with the goal of improving the safety of transportation of dangerous goods,” says President and CEO Claude…
TCRC-CTY accepts CN “one last time” offer
The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY) has accepted CN’s offer to enter labor negotiations for a contract settlement on the condition that final and binding arbitration will…
Employment gains over year, previous month
Compiled figures released by the Surface Transportation Board show Class I railroads employed 162,316 people in mid-February, up 0.05% from February 2013, and also up 0.02, or 30 employees, from…
CN proposes binding arbitration with TCRC-CTY
CN on March 20, 2014 proposed binding arbitration to reach a contract settlement with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY) after the union advised that the tentative…
House T&I to STB: Look before you leap
On March 25-26, 2014, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) will hold a public hearing on a petition by the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) to modify STB’s standards for mandatory…
U.S. freight traffic advances in latest week
Both U.S. freight carload traffic and U.S. intermodal volume gained ground in the week ending March 15, 2014, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, March 20.
AAR: U.S. freight traffic mixed as March starts
U.S. freight traffic for the week ending March 8, 2014 was mixed measured against the comparable week in 2013, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, March 13.
Sease named CSXT VP Corporate Communications
Gary T. Sease, who has spent the past 28 years at CSX Transportation in the Corporate Communications department, has been named Vice President of that department, effective March 30, 2014.
CSX: “More modest full-year earnings growth”
Speaking at the March 12, 2014 J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation and Industrials Conference in New York City, CSX Corp. Chief Financial Officer Fredrik Eliasson said the company expects full-year earnings…
Norfolk Southern unveils GoRail locomotive
GoRail and Norfolk Southern on March 12, 2014 unveiled a specially painted locomotive commemorating the 10th anniversary of GoRail, the non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to educating the public about the…
Canada grain shippers, railways in a “cold” war
Clearing the autumn grain harvest from trackside elevators is a perennial occasion for ritual fist-shaking on the Canadian Prairies. Western Canadian farmers enjoy a long tradition of blaming the railways…
AAR: U.S. freight traffic rallies as February ends
U.S. freight rail traffic was mixed over the 28 days of February, but advanced in the final days of the month included in the latest tally offered by the Association…
BNSF cites good 4Q, full-year results
BNSF has reported operating income for the fourth quarter of 2013 of $1.88 billion, up 15% from $164 billion in income in the fourth quarter of 2012. Income for the…
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