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CBR takes first-quarter dive
U.S. Class I railroads originated 113,089 carloads of crude oil in the first quarter of 2015, down 17,982 carloads or 13.7% from the fourth quarter of 2014, the Association of…
RailComm automates UP Long Beach intermodal facility derail controls
Union Pacific has awarded a contract to RailComm to replace a legacy hardwired derail control system with an automated Domain Operations Controller® (DOC®) proprietary yard control application at its intermodal…
AAR: Weekly rail traffic dips a bit
For the week ending May 9, 2015, North American freight rail traffic dipped by about 2.5% compared to the same period in 2104, the Association of American Railroads reported.
NS names Alan Shaw EVP and Chief Marketing Officer
Norfolk Southern has named Alan H. Shaw Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, effective May 16, 2015. He succeeds Donald W. Seale, who retired after 39 years in management…
KCS to invest $15.6 million in Missouri rail line
Kansas City Southern’s (KCS) U.S. subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) will invest approximately $15.6 million in 2015 on construction and improvement projects on the segment of the…
U.S., Canada business ties strengthened via CSX intermodal terminal
CSX, along with partners from the government of the province of Quebec and the municipal administration of the City of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, celebrated on May 11, progress at its new Quebec-based…
Rail traffic: Intermodal gain offsets carload decline
In reporting weekly U.S. rail traffic, as well as volumes for April 2015 and the first four months of 2015, the Association of American Railroads took note of how growth…
Intermodal gain offsets carload drop
Compared to the prior-year week, carloads for the week ending April 25, 2015 on U.S. Class I railroads dropped 7.9%, but intermodal saw yet another gain, rising 5.6%, netting a…
Carolina Worrell joins Railway Age as Managing Editor
Carolina Worrell has joined Railway Age as Managing Editor, based at Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp.’s headquarters in New York City.
Shippers sound off at NEARS meeting
Shippers are upbeat on the economy, feel rail pricing is definitely going higher, and vehemently oppose any Class I consolidation, according to responses to questions posed by Cowen and Company…
Intermodal traffic at record high
According to figures reported by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) for the week ending April 18, 2015, this is the second highest week on record for intermodal volume, up…
Ice, Squires among NARS headliners
Two Class I railroad presidents, BNSF’s Carl Ice and Norfolk Southern’s James Squires, will keynote the May 27 and May 28 sessions, respectively, of the North American Rail Shippers (NARS)…
Freight traffic stays relatively flat
According to figures reported by the Association of American Railroads for the week ending April 11, 2015, freight rail traffic remained relatively flat.
NS to Wall Street: Expect lower 1Q 2015 earnings
While stating that it “does not forecast earnings, and this announcement is not intended to change that policy,” Norfolk Southern said, in a press release issued immediately after the New…
First-quarter shipper survey notes “mild negative” for rail
The results of a rail shipper survey conducted by Cowen & Company in 2015’s first quarter indicate a “mild negative for the rail sector,” according to Managing Director and Railway…
Intermodal uptick once again offsets carload dip
According to the most recent figures from the Association of American Railroads (AAR), yet another increase in intermodal traffic helped offset carload traffic decreases especially in coal, metallic ores and…
Cold Train files $41 million lawsuit against BNSF
Steven Lawson, former President and CEO of Cold Train and Mike Lerner, former Managing Member have filed a $41 million lawsuit against Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway in the…
USDOT makes $500 million available for next round of TIGER
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is making $500 million available for the seventh round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program.
Rail freight traffic relatively flat
Gains in intermodal helped offset a downturn in carload traffic during the month of March 2015, the week ended March 28 and the year’s first quarter, the Association of American…
Foxx sends long-term transportation bill to Congress
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Monday, March, 2015 sent a six-year transportation bill to Congress, the "Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure…
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