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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…
SPECIAL REPORT: Keeping Railroads Healthy
Railroads are operating at peak safety, profitabilty, and productivity levels. Let’s keep them that way.
Fastening system developments are ensuring track integrity, as more is demanded of rail infrastructure. Market growth for fastening systems continues to see a push from heavier and more frequent loads,…
RR Mergers sets sale of signal subsidiary
St. Louis-based RR Mergers & Acquisitions on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, said it has sold J&A Industries to B & B Roadway and Security Solutions.
Chinese railway interests—in Mexico?
A Mexican legislator who happens to be a member of the nation’s opposition National Action Party (PAN) has said that the Chinese government is interested in participating in the country’s…
Weather, wrecks, mechanical mayhem mar CSX, David Ragan Daytona debut
In NASCAR Sprint Cup competition at Daytona International Speedway, drivers and fans alike are always on the lookout for “The Big One,” that massive wreck-fest that takes drivers out of…
DOT issues CBR Emergency Order
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Feb. 25, 2014 issued an Emergency Order requiring crude oil shippers to test product from the Bakken region to ensure the proper classification…
Freight railroads implement voluntary CBR safety initiatives
North America’s Class I railroads have embarked on a rail operations safety initiative that will institute new voluntary operating practices for moving crude oil by rail. The initiative, which follows…
Moorman to USCOC: “Freight rail vital to economic prosperity”
Speaking on Feb. 20, 2014 in Washington, D.C., to a U.S. Chamber of Commerce meeting on infrastructure, Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman said freight railroads are “essential to driving America’s…
CN’s Mongeau to keynote RSI/CMA 2014
CN President and Chief Executive Officer Claude Mongeau will be the keynote speaker at RSI/CMA 2014 on Monday, Sept. 22 in Montréal, Québec.
Union Tank Car grows On-Site® repair capabilities
Union Tank Car Company’s network of mobile repair teams and dedicated mini shops established a new record in 2013, with well over a half-million car “touches,” including field inspections, repairs,…
Mexico to its rail franchisees: “Yanqui go home”
At the turn of the 20th century, seven-term Mexican President Porfirio Diaz is cited as having complained, “Poor Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States.”
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