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CN, CP assisting in wildfire relief efforts
CN and the Canadian Pacific announced on May 5, 2016 that they are contributing a minimum of C$150,000, combined, to help people affected by the devastating wildfires that have swept…
Fighting fire with fire trains
From the May 2016 issue of Railway Age: Specialized equipment and training help protect assets from wildfire damage. Every summer, particularly in the Western U.S. and Canada, fires triggered by…
We don’t need more mergers
Now that I have your attention, I’ll say it again: The last thing the North American railroad industry needs for the foreseeable future is the long-talked-about “final round of mergers,”…
The Thoroughbred that got away
Cover story from the May 2016 issue of Railway Age: Norfolk Southern has been looking over its shoulder for almost a year. Now, it can focus its attention ahead.
Man vs. Machine: Aurora Rail Edition
Aurora, Ill., voted no on one of the more contentious railroad issues of our automated times: Should freight trains be allowed to operate with one-person crews, with technology taking the…
Jason Seidl: Takeaways from NEARS
Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl returned from attending the April 26-28, 2016 North East Association of Rail Shippers (NEARS) Spring Conference…
CN posts “very solid” first-quarter results
Noting “a challenging economic environment,” CN announced a “very solid” first-quarter performance for 2016.
RBN Energy: CBR "a victory of American ingenuity"
The North American crude-by-rail (CBR) saga “is that of a victory of good old U.S. ingenuity over the lack of pipeline capacity that stranded booming shale oil production in 2012,”…
NS first quarter demonstrates "significant progress"
Norfolk Southern, having shaken off unwanted suitor Canadian Pacific, reported “strong first-quarter  results [that] demonstrate the significant progress we are making in line with our strategic plan,” according to…
NS downsizing Knoxville Yard
Norfolk Southern Corp. on April 20, 2016 announced that it will downsize its Knoxville, Tenn., classification yard, effective May 1. “The action is in response to lower traffic volumes and…
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