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CN accelerates frac sand branch upgrade
CN is accelerating work on a $33 million upgrade of its Whitehall Subdivision in Wisconsin to increase carloading capacity and train velocity for the growing frac sand supply chains of…
Engineer shortage hampers SEPTA operations
A shortage of qualified engineers is causing annulments of SEPTA regional rail service trains, with some SEPTA employees predicting the problem will become more acute.
America’s railroads: Conservers of energy, friends of the environment
You might remember the TV commercial: A single locomotive pulling doublestacked containers through a pastoral landscape, a logjam of trucks and autos on the adjacent roadway, everything moving uncharacteristically slow,…
CSX Play It Safe campaign in national spotlight at NASCAR All Star Race
Handling problems with the Front Row Motorsports no. 34 Ford Fusion may have kept driver David Ragan from running near the front of the 22-car field during the May 18…
AAR confers environmental stewardship awards
The Association of American Railroads on May 15 presented Rick McNey, a CSX Transportation employee from Baltimore, Md., with the 2013 John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award, and U.S. Senator…
CSX, David Ragan team for NASCAR All Star Race
David Ragan, driver of the no. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford Fusion, will be running his 850-hp racecar with CSX’s “Play It Safe” colors in the Saturday, May 18 NASCAR…
UP recognizes 63 hazmat shippers for safety
Union Pacific has named 63 companies as annual Pinnacle Award recipients for chemical transportation safety. The award recognizes UP customers that implemented successful prevention and corrective plans and achieved a…
The camera never blinks
“Here’s looking at you, kid,” is a cherished line from the movie Casablanca,but when the looking is through a hidden camera lens in the locker room or even visibly trained…
House freight panel to host roundtable with DOT, Army Corps of Engineers
The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee’s Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation, chaired by Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.), will hold a roundtable meeting on May 15 to examine…
UP, GATX host ethanol safety conference
Hands-on safety training was a key feature at Union Pacific’s recent ethanol rail safety conference. Approximately 90 participants representing more than 15 ethanol shippers traveled from a 500-mile radius to…
Squires advances to NS presidency; five other executive changes under way
On May 10, one day after Norfolk Southern’s annual shareholders meeting in Williamsburg, Va., Chairman, CEO, and President Wick Moorman announced the appointment of James A. Squires as President of…
Sais named EVP Engineering at SYSTRA
SYSTRA has promoted Joseph Sais, P.E., to Executive Vice President, Engineering. In this capacity, Sais will oversee the firm’s U.S.-based Infrastructure, Traction Power, Systems, and Construction Management and Program Management…
NS’s Moorman to shareholders: The best is yet to come
Norfolk Southern Corp. “has made great strides over its 30-year history, posting its best-ever performance over the past two years—and the best is still to come,” CEO Wick Moorman told…
AAR: Petroleum gains pace weekly, year-to-date volume increases
The Association of American Railroads has reported an increase in traffic for the week ending May 4, 2013, with total U.S. weekly carloads of 283,916 up 2.8%, compared with the…
Designed To Move a Nation
The Association of American Railroads has launched “Designed To Move a Nation,” a new public information campaign that’s part of its “Freight Rail Works” initiative.
NS Roanoke building earns ENERGY STAR certification
Norfolk Southern’s office building at 110 Franklin Road SE in Roanoke has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the…
Nissan recognizes UP for logistics excellence
Union Pacific has earned Nissan Motor Company’s 2012 Logistics Carrier Conference Logistics Success Story Award, which identifies carriers and providers “that went above and beyond normal expectations in the past…
Will Matt Rose succeed Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway?
The evidence is mounting that BNSF chief executive Matt Rose is Warren Buffett’s choice to succeed him at Berkshire Hathaway.
Canadian Pacific increases 2013 capital investment program
In December 2012, Canadian Pacific announced a 2013 capital spending plan of up to $1.1 billion. On May 7, CP said that it will move forward certain capital spending projects…
AAR fills vacant committee seats
The AAR’s Associate Advisory Board (AAB) has selected two nominees from Gold Associate Member companies to serve as full voting members on two AAR committee seats.
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