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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…
CSX 2013 Annual Report spotlights continued growth
“A combination of macro forces and strategic investments propelled CSX to strong performance despite the challenging external environment, including the slowly recovering economy and transformation in the energy markets. The…
PTSI Transportation launching The Route Learning System™
PTSI Transportation, a railway management consultancy firm with 42 years’ experience in operations training, and customer and onboard service, is developing The Route Learning System™, its new digital training, testing,…
CN to grain elevators: Stop complaining and start performing
CN, fighting the Canadian government’s attempt to impose on grain movements “ill-advised legislation to unfairly punish the rail industry,” on March 31, 2014 reported that it spotted 5,102 hopper cars…
Wick Moorman: “Listen, innovate, and improve”
“21st century freight railroads are listening to our customers and communities, innovating to meet their needs, and steadily improving our ability to serve as the backbone of the next industrial…
CP on Canadian grain legislation: “Ineffective and grossly unfair”
Canadian Pacific on March 27, 2014 issued a strong response to the Canadian government’s decision to introduce legislation expanding already-regulated interswitching limits for grain movements.
“A solution looking for a problem”
Association of American Railroads President and CEO Ed Hamberger, participating in testimony before the U.S. Surface Transportation Board, has called the National Industrial Transportation League’s proposal to the STB to…
CN to Ritz and Raitt: “It’s a sad day for Canada”
Legislation tabled on March 26, 2014 by Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Transportation Minister Lisa Raitt to increase regulations on and oversight of railroad grain transportation, and to introduce…
DOT-111 phase-out highlights CN hazmat safety initiatives
CN “continues to take significant steps to strengthen our railway’s Safety Management System, with the goal of improving the safety of transportation of dangerous goods,” says President and CEO Claude…
Timken Co., United Wagon in joint venture
Canton, Ohio-based The Timken Co. said Tuesday, March 24, 2014 it has entered into an agreement with Moscow-based United Wagon Co. (UWC) to "establish a joint venture to manufacture Timken®…
TCRC-CTY accepts CN “one last time” offer
The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY) has accepted CN’s offer to enter labor negotiations for a contract settlement on the condition that final and binding arbitration will…
CN proposes binding arbitration with TCRC-CTY
CN on March 20, 2014 proposed binding arbitration to reach a contract settlement with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY) after the union advised that the tentative…
House T&I to STB: Look before you leap
On March 25-26, 2014, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) will hold a public hearing on a petition by the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) to modify STB’s standards for mandatory…
Sease named CSXT VP Corporate Communications
Gary T. Sease, who has spent the past 28 years at CSX Transportation in the Corporate Communications department, has been named Vice President of that department, effective March 30, 2014.
CSX: “More modest full-year earnings growth”
Speaking at the March 12, 2014 J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation and Industrials Conference in New York City, CSX Corp. Chief Financial Officer Fredrik Eliasson said the company expects full-year earnings…
Canada grain shippers, railways in a “cold” war
Clearing the autumn grain harvest from trackside elevators is a perennial occasion for ritual fist-shaking on the Canadian Prairies. Western Canadian farmers enjoy a long tradition of blaming the railways…
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