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Rail intermodal has best July in history
The Association of American Railroads reported Thursday that rail intermodal volume in July was 946,071 trailers and containers, up 5.6% compared with July 2011. U.S. rail carloads totaled 1,103,733, off…
Trespassing and crossing deaths cloud safety picture
In train operations, the railroads continue to post impressive safety gains. This year's first five months, according to preliminary counts released Tuesday by the Federal Railroad Administration, saw declines of…
UP again wins Healthy Lifestyles award
Union Pacific has been named one of the 2012 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles, the only railroad to receive the award offered annually by the National Business Group on Health…
STB seeks to “protect captive shippers”
The Surface Transportation Board Wednesday announced "two initiatives to explore ways to further protect captive shippers from unreasonable rail rates." STB said it proposes to reform its rules on how…
Cold Train expands volume, reach, and fleet
Rail Logistics Tuesday said that due to "continued growth," the company's Cold Train service is expanding its Washington State-based refrigerated container fleet to 300 state-of-the-art 53-foot containers (built by Hyundai),…
CP, frac sand company announce pact
Canadian Pacific and Smart Sand, Inc., Wednesday announced a strategic long-term partnership "under which the two companies will supply and ship premium, Northern White frac sand to the unconventional oil…
For RRV&W, a 25th anniversary
July 19, 2012 marks the 25th anniversary of Red River Valley & Western Railroad Co. (RRV&W), based in Wahpeton, N.D., the regional railroad announced Tuesday.
Wi-Tronix hails users conference utility
Wi-Tronix, LLC on Monday thanked "everyone who attended this year's Users Conference," the first such conference the company held to tap the expertise of "over 100 industry leaders to share, discuss,…
Rio Grande Pacific selects RailComm
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Friday it has been chosen to provide its state-of-the-art Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) train control system for Emmett, Idaho-based Rio Grande Pacific Corp. (RGPC).
Of professionalism, and profitability
Over the last six months or so as I've made my rounds visiting short lines, regional railroads, and Class I's from the locomotive cab to the executive suite, I've found…
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