Management

Few obstacles bedevil railroads as has the Mississippi River. Spanning it was the nation’s first rail bridge in 1856—promptly assaulted by steamboat Effie Afton. While the bridge was repaired and…
BNSF has tested a UAS (unmanned aerial system, better-known as a drone) supplied by Boeing Co. subsidiary Insitu Inc. in east-central New Mexico, on approximately 132 miles of main line…
William J. Quinn, whose 40-year railroading career culminated as Chairman and CEO of the Milwaukee Road, died Oct. 24, 2015 at the Glen Care Center in Glenview, Ill. He was…
Canadian Pacific Railway has held early-stage merger talks with Norfolk Southern and is raising financing for an acquisition, according to Nov. 9, 2015 news reports citing confidential sources at both…
Anacostia Rail Holdings, Inc. a short line railroad holding company, announced on Nov. 6, 2015 two promotions to senior management at its Chicago South Shore & South Bend and New…
Norfolk Southern joined local and state officials on Nov. 5, 2015 to dedicate a new fleet of GP33ECO environmentally friendly yard locomotives for Chicago at its 47th Street intermodal facility.
Linda J. Morgan, 63, the former U.S. Surface Transportation Board Chair who led the agency during the railroad megamergers of the 1990s, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, after a long…
Following three days of debate, during which more than 100 amendments were considered, the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 5, 2015 “overwhelmingly” approved the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform…
In reporting weekly U.S. rail traffic as well as volumes for October 2015 and the first 10 months of 2015, AAR Senior Vice President John T. Gray said that "a…
Editor’s note: The following is David Schanoes’s presentation, “Better, Safer Railroading: 10% Planning, 90% Execution,” at Railway Age’s 2015 Passenger Trains on Freight Railroads Conference.
The Association of American Railroads on Oct. 27, 2015 awarded the 2015 Professional Environmental Excellence Award, “the highest honor for environmental professionals in the railroad industry,” to CSX’s Raghu Chatrathi,…
Net income of $452 million, or $1.49 per diluted share, compared with $559 million, or $1.79 per diluted share in third-quarter 2014, combined with an operating revenue that declined by…
Net income of C$1.01 billion, compared with net income of C$853 million in second-quarter 2014, combined with an operating income increase of 16% and a record-low quarterly operating ratio of…
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Oct. 22, 2015 unanimously approved the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act of 2015 (H.R. 3763). Among the STRR Act’s numerous provisions…
Buffeted by decreases in operating income and revenue and business volumes compared to the prior-year quarter, Union Pacific still managed to post an all-time quarterly record operating ratio of 60.3%…
The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee has passed H.R. 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, commonly referred to as the “Highway Bill.” Buried deep within the…
Railway Age on Oct. 20, 2015 launched its inaugural Fast Trackers contest, in which ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields…
Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) on Oct. 20, 2015 posted its highest-ever revenue for the third quarter, with a 16% growth in adjusted earnings per share to $2.69 and the lowest…
BNSF and Union Pacific have each moved two of the longest and heaviest unit frac sand trains ever seen in North America. BNSF and short line Southwestern Railroad recently delivered…
With quarterly operating income of $933 million, an operating ratio of 68.3%, and net earnings of $507 million, CSX posted record financial results for the third quarter of 2015.
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