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UTU-SMART, BLET to take two-person crew laws to the state level
As part of their ongoing effort to secure a law mandating a minimum of two crew members in all locomotive cabs, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and…
AAR: North American carloads flat, intermodal up
Combined North American rail volume for the first 16 weeks of 2014 on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian, and Mexican railroads totaled 5,898,862 carloads, flat compared with the same point last…
Basin Transload, BNSF to connect with Tesoro oil facility via new pipeline
Basin Transload LLC, a 60%-owned subsidiary of logistics and marketing company Global Partners LP that transloads crude oil to BNSF, has executed a pipeline connection agreement with Tesoro High Plains…
Class I employment registers modest monthly gain
Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board show total Class I railroad employment as of mid-March 2014 rose 0.40%, to 162,968, from the same period in February 2014, and registered…
For Norfolk Southern, a difficult first quarter
Coal volume and revenue that dropped 15% and 13%, respectively, in 2014’s first quarter were largely responsible for Norfolk Southern reporting lower net income and operating revenues and a slightly…
CN toughs out a challenging first quarter
“The winter of a lifetime,” as described by CN President and CEO Claude Mongeau, bumped up CN’s first-quarter 2014 operating expenses and ratio compared to the year-ago quarter, but despite…
For CP, a record first-quarter 2014
With net income of C$254 million or C$1.44 per diluted share, Canadian Pacific has posted “the best first quarter financial results in company history,” Chief Executive Officer E. Hunter Harrison…
For Union Pacific, a strong first quarter
Union Pacific on April 17, 2014 reported 2014 first quarter net income of $1.1 billion, or $2.38 per diluted share, compared to $957 million, or $2.03 per diluted share, in first-quarter…
WTS International touts 2014 Scholarship winners
WTS International, the association for the professional advancement of women in transportation, announced the selection of the winners of its seven scholarships for 2014 on Monday, April 14, 2014.
Mongeau continues assault on “intrusive re-regulation”
“Intrusive re-regulation of railways alone will not increase rail volumes of grain, now or in the future,” CN President and CEO Claude Mongeau said in an address to the Winnipeg…
Intermodal leads weekly traffic gains
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on April 10, 2014 reported increased U.S. rail traffic for the week ending April 5, 2014 with 296,039 total U.S. carloads, up 5.4% compared…
AAR responds to service questions raised at STB hearing
Following an April 10, 2014 Surface Transportation Board hearing on railroad service issues, the Association of American Railroads issued a statement in response to questions that have been raised.
AAR announces new Silver Associate Member, Railroad Facts availability
Girard Equipment Inc. has joined the Association of American Railroads as a new Silver Associate Member.
Cozzi named Railhead VP Sales & Marketing
Alsip, Ill.-based Railhead Corp. said Monday, April 7, 2014 Fred Cozzi has been hired as Vice President Sales & Marketing.
SP 4449 readied for another 15 years of service
For the past four decades, former Norfolk & Western and Southern Pacific locomotive engineer Doyle McCormack has coddled the most familiar steam locomotive operating in North America.
Regional Railroad of the Year: Arkansas & Missouri
Sporting equipment and infrastructure quality worthy of a much bigger railroad, Arkansas & Missouri is seeking namesake-based customers of all kinds as it nears its three-decade mark.
Short Line of the Year: Coos Bay Rail Link
An Oregon right-of-way, moribund for four years, gets the resources and support it needs from its stakeholders to serve an eager and rapidly growing customer base.
Amtrak recruiting focusing on veterans
Thousands of military veterans are returning to civilian life, and Amtrak is actively recruiting them “to bring their leadership, strong work ethic, and high-tech skills to America's Railroad®,” said President…
CSX 2013 Chemical Safety Excellence Awards
CSX on April 2, 2014 announced the winners of its 20th annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award, “representing dozens of customers recognized by CSX for their commitment to safe transportation of…
NS 2013 Annual Report highlights “a big year”
2013 was “a big year” for Norfolk Southern, CEO Wick Moorman says in the company’s 2013 Annual Report. “I am confident in the future of Norfolk Southern and the rail…
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