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Keeping things running smoothly
Railroads have long acknowledged the benefits offered by rail lubrication. But companies in the friction modifier market are continuing to make advances to help their railroad customers.
Strike threat to freight railroads recedes
With unions for more than half of the workers bargaining with North American freight railroads reaching agreements, the threat of a walkout affecting freight rail transportation is diminishing. Four more…
Automated asset management
Sophisticated data collection methods, along with high-tech systems to read and interpret the data, help railroads maximize their assets. Railroads are both asset-intensive and capital intensive. Knowing where and in what conditions…
For Volkswagen, versatility
Most, if not all, of the advances in motor vehicle transport by rail have come about through cooperative efforts involving the railroads, railroad suppliers, and manufacturers. Railroads transport about 70%…
CN’s productivity pipeline
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…
Canadian Pacific charts a comeback course
Bigger is indeed better for this transcontinental carrier, which is operating some of the longest freight trains in North America. A railroad's stock performance isn't its only measure of excellence, but…
Will intermodal lead the recovery?
If the past few months are any indication, the answer is yes. Just ask BNSF. BNSF Railway posted a double-digit return on net investment for the 12 months ending June 30,…
The long and the short of distributed power
Canadian Pacific has harnessed the latest train control and planning technologies to drive forward its successful long-train program. The first half of 2009 was a tough time for Canadian Pacific…
Performance, productivity, profitability
Kansas City Southern looks to its new international intermodal corridor for sustained growth.Kansas City Southern is "the best growth story in rail." That proclamation, made recently by Dahlman Rose Director-Equity…
Keeping rolling stock rolling
How Union Pacific achieved a record 8.6-day car cycle time. For many years, freight car shortages plagued the railroad industry.
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