Class I

Figures released Tuesday, May 21, by the Surface Transportation Board show Class I railroads employed 163,775 people in mid-April, up 1.11% from April 2012, and up 716 people, or 0.44%,…
You might remember the TV commercial: A single locomotive pulling doublestacked containers through a pastoral landscape, a logjam of trucks and autos on the adjacent roadway, everything moving uncharacteristically slow,…
Handling problems with the Front Row Motorsports no. 34 Ford Fusion may have kept driver David Ragan from running near the front of the 22-car field during the May 18…
The Association of American Railroads on May 15 presented Rick McNey, a CSX Transportation employee from Baltimore, Md., with the 2013 John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award, and U.S. Senator…
U.S. freight carload traffic rose 0.6% in the week ending May 11, 2013, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, May 16, as U.S. intermodal volume continued its winning ways,…
CN is holding discussions with Montreal's Agence metropolitaine de transport (AMT) on the possible sale of CN's Deux-Montagnes line, including the Mount Royal tunnel, used by AMT regional trains.
David Ragan, driver of the no. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford Fusion, will be running his 850-hp racecar with CSX’s “Play It Safe” colors in the Saturday, May 18 NASCAR…
Union Pacific has named 63 companies as annual Pinnacle Award recipients for chemical transportation safety. The award recognizes UP customers that implemented successful prevention and corrective plans and achieved a…
The Surface Transportation Board announced Monday, May 13, that it has adopted final mediation and arbitration rules that establish a new arbitration program under which shippers and railroads may agree…
Hands-on safety training was a key feature at Union Pacific’s recent ethanol rail safety conference. Approximately 90 participants representing more than 15 ethanol shippers traveled from a 500-mile radius to…
On May 10, one day after Norfolk Southern’s annual shareholders meeting in Williamsburg, Va., Chairman, CEO, and President Wick Moorman announced the appointment of James A. Squires as President of…
Norfolk Southern Corp. “has made great strides over its 30-year history, posting its best-ever performance over the past two years—and the best is still to come,” CEO Wick Moorman told…
The Association of American Railroads has reported an increase in traffic for the week ending May 4, 2013, with total U.S. weekly carloads of 283,916 up 2.8%, compared with the…
The Association of American Railroads has launched “Designed To Move a Nation,” a new public information campaign that’s part of its “Freight Rail Works” initiative.
Canadian Pacific Police Service officers were out in force on May 7, Operation Lifesaver’s International Level Crossing Awareness Day, at five locations along the railroad’s U.S. network to enforce grade-crossing…
Norfolk Southern’s office building at 110 Franklin Road SE in Roanoke has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the…
Union Pacific has earned Nissan Motor Company’s 2012 Logistics Carrier Conference Logistics Success Story Award, which identifies carriers and providers “that went above and beyond normal expectations in the past…
In December 2012, Canadian Pacific announced a 2013 capital spending plan of up to $1.1 billion. On May 7, CP said that it will move forward certain capital spending projects…
Norfolk Southern has awarded its Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award to 54 customers for safe handling of chemical products during 2012.
In a spectacular green-white-checkers finish, David Ragan drove his no. 34 Front Row Motorsports (FRM) Farm Rich Ford Fusion to a thrilling victory in the Aaron’s 499 Sprint Cup race…
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