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Union Pacific’s record $3.7 billion in capital expenditures in 2012 returned quick dividends, and resulted in the 151-year-old railroad’s best year for its investors.
CSX m/w employees on July 1 kicked off an eight-day maintenance “jamboree” or “blitz” designed to complete work that would normally take 18 weeks under traffic. The accelerated timeline is…
U.S. freight carload traffic during the week ending June 22, 2013 held its ground, "essentially flat" when measured against the comparable week in 2012, the Asssociation of American Railroads reported…
In two days of testimony before two separate U.S. House of Representatives transportation panels, Association of American Railroads President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger emphasized that “billions in annual privately…
The Senate unanimously confirmed former Charlotte, N.C. Mayor Anthony Foxx as the new Secretary of Transportation Thursday, June 27, 2013, succeeding Ray LaHood.
Norfolk Southern said Wednesday, June 26 it has opened a new Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer terminal in Columbia, S.C.
Canadian Pacific will donate $200,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help victims of the devastating floods this month in southern Alberta, the railroad said Wednesday, June 25.
Canadian Pacific said Monday, June 24 that its main line west of Calgary through the Banff-Canmore region of Alberta is now open after operations crews successfully restored segments impacted by…
Figures released Monday, June 24, 2013, by the Surface Transportation Board show Class I railroads employed 164,249 people in mid-May, up 1.05% from May 2012, and up 474 people, or…
Robert Johnson, who has spent 32 years with BNSF Railway and its predecessors, most recently as General Manager-Northwest Division, has been appointed Canadian Pacific Railway’s Vice President U.S. Operations. He…
U.S freight carload traffic edged up 0.5% the week ending June 15, 2013, and U.S. intermodal volume advanced 1.7% for the week, measured against the comparable period in 2012, the…
The Surface Transportation Board has granted permission to Union Pacific Railroad to cease service on 12.5 miles of the Lockport Branch, located in Lofourche Parish, La., which UP owns, while…
Association of American Railroads President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 told a Senate Commerce Committee panel that, despite investments of roughly $2.8 billion since 2008…
Testifying Tuesday, June 18, 2013 before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, an Army Corps of Engineers official said the agency would not expand its environmental review of coal being…
Canadian Pacific said Wednesday, June 19 it has launched a faster intermodal rail service between Toronto and Calgary to better serve customers on this route. The new service offering cuts…
CSX on Tuesday, June 17 released its 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report detailing the company’s environmental, social, governance, and financial performance. The full report is accessible at the company’s…
Isabel Hamilton Benham, who died May 18, 2013, at the age of 103, was a formidable and influential presence in railroad affairs on Wall Street for much of the 20th Century. She…
Back to recent form: U.S. freight carload traffic for the week ending June 8, 2013, returned to its "mixed" trands, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, June 13. U.S.…
Kansas City Southern said Wednesday, June 12, 2013 it was "pleased to announce that Chrysler Group LLC has honored Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (KCSM) with its…
The Dow Chemical Company and Union Pacific said Friday, June 7 they have published a new report on the progress of a cooperative agreement that began in 2007 to improve…
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