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CSX names senior operations leaders
CSX on May 23, 2016 announced several changes to key operational positions. All of the changes are effective June 1.
UP drives off with Toyota award
Toyota Logistics Services has recognized Union Pacific with its 2015 Logistics Excellence Award in Customer Service. UP has earned the Toyota award eight consecutive years in recognition of outstanding logistics…
CSX announces senior leadership team changes
CSX Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Ward announced a number of senior management changes on May 20, 2016, including the retirement July 1 of Lisa Mancini, Executive Vice…
City of Montreal and CN focus on safety
Honourable Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal, joined Sean Finn, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer at CN, in announcing the areas of safety that the City of Montreal…
Minnesota National Guard on the move, by rail
More than 1,300 pieces of military equipment from the Minnesota National Guard are being loaded onto railcars for movement from Camp Ripley through the weekend of May 21, 2016.
PTSI, CRSA team on physical characteristics training
PTSI Transportation and the Chicago Railroad Superintendents Association are offering a one-day conference, Railroad and Rail Transit Physical Characteristics Training and Testing – Are We Where We Need to Be?,…
Ben Vient joins Railway Age as Managing Editor
Ben Vient has joined the editorial staff of Railway Age as Managing Editor, based at Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. headquarters in New York City.
BNSF’s Fox plans retirement; Freeman named successor
Greg Fox, who has served as Executive Vice President, Operations at BNSF since November 2010, plans to retire. Dave Freeman will step into the position on June 1, 2016.
voestalpine Nortrak restructures management
voestalpine Nortrak Inc, headquartered in Richmond, BC, with seven manufacturing plants in the U.S., has announced that Ant Watson stepped down as CEO effective March 31, 2016.
Jason Seidl: Expect a pronounced level of caution
Near-term outlooks from Class I railroads at upcoming conferences “will contain a somewhat more pronounced level of caution given further softening in volumes since first-quarter 2016 earnings,” according to Cowen…
Ottensmeyer succeeds Starling as KCS CEO
Patrick J. Ottensmeyer will succeed David L. Starling as Kansas City Southern CEO, effective July 1, 2016. Ottensmeyer will retain the title of President, a position he assumed on March…
Hunter Harrison: Disrupting the status quo
National Transportation Policy mandates that railroads be managed efficiently. While railroad performance is reflective of improvement, some railroads excel, with the reasons increasingly under digital scrutiny by activist money managers…
RBN Energy on CBR: “All is not gloom and doom”
A few years back, crude-by-rail (CBR) “emerged as the go-to fix that enabled pipeline-constrained shale regions to move fast-increasing volumes of oil to market,” writes RBN Energy LLC analyst Housley…
Evergreen Shipping Agency Corp. names CN 2015 Railroad Company of the Year
Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp. announced on May 10, 2016 that it has named CN as its 2015 Railroad Company of the Year in recognition of CN's "consistent high level…
CN earns ACC Responsible Care Partner, TRANSCAER awards
CN announced on May 5, 2016 it has been recognized as one of the three recipients of the prestigious Responsible Care Partner of the Year award of the American Chemistry…
Jason Seidl: NS valuation “remains too cheap”
“We would still be buyers of Norfolk Southern stock,” Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl wrote in Reiterate Outperform—Just the Tip of…
CN, CP assisting in wildfire relief efforts
CN and the Canadian Pacific announced on May 5, 2016 that they are contributing a minimum of C$150,000, combined, to help people affected by the devastating wildfires that have swept…
Fighting fire with fire trains
From the May 2016 issue of Railway Age: Specialized equipment and training help protect assets from wildfire damage. Every summer, particularly in the Western U.S. and Canada, fires triggered by…
We don’t need more mergers
Now that I have your attention, I’ll say it again: The last thing the North American railroad industry needs for the foreseeable future is the long-talked-about “final round of mergers,”…
The Thoroughbred that got away
Cover story from the May 2016 issue of Railway Age: Norfolk Southern has been looking over its shoulder for almost a year. Now, it can focus its attention ahead.
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