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UP: $3.9 billion capex, key management changes
Union Pacific has announced a capital spending plan worth $3.9 billion, and has installed Lance Fritz and Cameron Scott in new leadership positions following Jim Young’s retirement as Chairman.
The crude oil challenge
If history records 2012 as the year when modern crude by rail (CBR) came into its own, 2013 will be remembered as a time of a nearly two-fold increase in…
Flawed State Dept. report twists rail safety stats
Proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline exulted while statisticians expressed dismay at the U.S. State Department’s dramatic assertion the week of Jan. 26 that failure to approve the proposed pipeline…
BNSF 2014 capex: $5 billion
BNSF Railway on Feb. 4 announced a new single-year record capital commitment plan of $5 billion for 2014, approximately a $1 billion increase over its 2013 actual capital spend of…
NYAB aids food pantry renovation
The Watertown Urban Mission Food Pantry in upstate New York will undergo a $250,000 renovation this year, thanks to a charity established by the parent company of New York Air…
Conductors union spurns CN pact
Canadian National said Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons has advised the railroad that "the tentative labor agreements negotiated with the union in October…
NS opens transfer terminal in Chesapeake
Norfolk Southern has opened a new Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer (TBT) terminal in Chesapeake, Va., to serve shippers of dry and liquid bulk commodities.
If crude by rail, why not water?
I can’t help but watch the wildfires and water shortages taking place in California and wonder if BNSF and Union Pacific, and perhaps a few of their shippers, are able…
INRD promotes Le Dune, Jonaitis
The Indiana Rail Road Company (INRD) has promoted Brian Jonaitis to Director, Sales, and Shae LeDune to Executive Assistant to the President, with new supervisory and community affairs responsibilities.
CSX, David Ragan, Front Row Motorsports re-team for 2014 Sprint Cup season
After a successful season promoting public safety around railroad tracks with David Ragan in 2013, CSX will again partner with the race-winning driver and the Front Row Motorsports’ No. 34…
CN, Province of New Brunswick reach accord on Newcastle Subdivision
CN and the Province of New Brunswick have reached an agreement to preserve rail freight service on two sections of the railroad’s Newcastle Subdivision in northern New Brunswick. CN had previously…
Savage expands crude oil logistics services in Western Canada
Savage, a provider of bundled supply chain management services for electric power generation, coal production, oil and gas, refining, agriculture, chemical, mining and manufacturing, has expanded its CBR (crude by…
Morningstar names CP’s Harrison 2013 CEO of the Year
Independent investment research provider Morningstar, Inc. has named Canadian Pacific chief executive E. Hunter Harrison as its 2013 CEO of the Year. Morningstar annually recognizes a chief executive “who exhibits…
Roadmap to oil train safety emerging
On Jan. 10, 2014, three days after a string of tank cars derailed from a CN freight train in rural New Brunswick, clean-up specialists summoned from Louisiana attached charges to…
Keolis lands MBTA regional rail contract
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has awarded Keolis Commuter Services an eight-year, $2.68 billion contract to operate MBTA regional rail passenger service for the Bay State. Two extension options of two…
UP: New Laredo-Memphis intermodal/automotive service
Union Pacific has initiated a new intermodal service between Laredo, Tex., and Memphis, Tenn., “supporting growing transportation needs for the automotive manufacturing and intermodal marketplaces.”
NS: $2.3 billion in industrial investment in 2013
Norfolk Southern, through participation in the location of 67 new industries and expansion of 25 existing industries along its rail lines in 2013, spurred customer investments of $2.3 billion, creation…
Kelley, O’Connor in new roles at Union Pacific
Union Pacific has appointed vice presidents D. Lynn Kelley and Joseph O’Connor to new positions within the organization, effective Feb. 1, 2014.
Metro-North president to step down
Howard R. Permut, president of MTA Metro-North Railroad and an original team member of the railroad since its creation in 1983, reportedly will step down from his post by month's…
Luke Reardon Joins Pandrol USA
Bridgeport, N.J.-based Pandrol USA says Luke Reardon has joined the company as a sales and customer service representative, based at company headquarters.
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