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BNSF drives $1.2 billion in customer investments
Customers served by BNSF Railway invested $1.2 billion in new or expanded facilities in 103 communities and created more than 1,500 jobs across the BNSF rail network in 2015, marking…
Drew Lewis, 1931 – 2016
Former U.S. Transportation Secretary and Union Pacific Chairman and CEO Andrew Lindsay “Drew” Lewis, Jr. died Feb. 10 in Prescott, Ariz. He was 84.
CP will seek STB declaratory order
Canadian Pacific on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 announced it will seek a declaratory order from the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) “confirming the viability of the voting trust structure that…
Guest Editorial: It’s time for Carload Version 2.0
As the rail industry suffers through the 2015-2016 winter of its discontent, it is becoming clearer with each passing week that as an industry we are entering uncharted territory. Former…
The year ahead in Washington
Washington is a rat hole worth watching because, as the politically savvy know, lawmakers and regulators can inflict unexpected, unprovoked and unjustified wounds.
Canadian Pacific on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 launched a new website, CPconsolidation.com, purporting the benefits of its proposed acquisition of Norfolk Southern. The website launch came two days after CP…
Ackman to NS shareholders: I have a way to make you talk with me
In what some industry observers believe may be a final attempt—short of a proxy battle—by hedge fund head Bill Ackman at a hostile takeover of Norfolk Southern, Canadian Pacific on…
Amtrak to STB: Intermediate stops count
In comments filed with the Surface Transportation Board’s Ex Parte 726, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on On-Time Performance under Section 213 of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008…
Duos Technologies lands railcar imaging system contract
A U.S. Class I railroad has awarded Duos Technologies Group, Inc. a contract for a Vehicle Undercarriage Examiner (vue™) imaging system. The name of the railroad was not disclosed.
Railway Age’s inaugural Fast Trackers—10 Rising Stars Under 40, are ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields or within their company.
CSX, Front Row Motorsports re-team for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
For a fourth consecutive season, CSX and Front Row Motorsports will join forces to promote public safety around railroad tracks with the No. 34 “Play It Safe” Ford Fusion in…
RBN Energy: CBR economics aren’t what they used to be
The crude by rail (CBR) boom that less than two years ago preoccupied the industry and generated intense regulatory scrutiny is, for all intents and purposes, over, according to a…
Another white paper from Canadian Pacific
Continuing its hostile pursuit of Norfolk Southern, and faced with some stiff political and rail industry opposition in the U.S., Canadian Pacific on Feb. 3, 2016 released a white paper,…
Jason Seidl: NS, and the race to maximize shareholder value
Norfolk Southern shareholders “continue to find themselves in the enviable position of having two Class I management teams competing to maximize shareholder value,” says Cowen and Company Managing Director and…
NS: New strategic plan follows a challenging year
Though Norfolk Southern’s fourth-quarter and 2015 financial results aren’t all that different from those of most other Class I railroads, NS has been particularly compelled to develop an aggressive strategic…
For CN, strong, solid financials in a tough year
Despite decreases in carloadings and revenue ton-miles, CN on Jan. 26, 2015 posted solid financials for fourth-quarter and full-year 2015. Significant in its results are record free cash flow and…
BNSF 2016 capex: $4.3 billion
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on Jan. 26, 2016 announced a $4.3 billion 2016 capital expenditure plan that “will focus on helping to ensure the company continues to operate a safe…
MARS elects 2016 officers
The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) elected its 2016 slate of officers at the annual winter meeting earlier in January.
CN's Mongeau back at the throttle
CN President and CEO Claude Mongeau has returned to work after fully recovering from a surgical procedure and will lead the company’s Jan. 26, 2015 earnings call to discuss fourth-quarter…
Jason Seidl: CP "still a good play for patient investors"
Canadian Pacific’s fourth-quarter and full-year 2015 financial results were slightly below analyst expectations yet “still solid given the macro challenges,” according to Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway Age…
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