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Over its roughly 200 years of history, the North American railroad industry has been shaped by numerous technological milestones, among which are steel rail, automatic knuckle couplers, air brakes, signals,…
CN: Capital-intensive, customer-driven
A model of efficiency and productivity, CN is investing strategically in its network to assure a safe, fluid system, and grow its service-oriented business.
CSX CFO outlines railroad’s intermodal strategy
CSX Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Fredrik Eliasson, in a presentation at the Baird Industrials Conference in Chicago, said that intermodal, “a key driver of growth,'’ now represents…
New tie plate production line debuts
Arkansas Steel Associates on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, welcomed guests to its grand opening of its Robotic Vicor Tie Plate Production Line in Newport, Ark.
CSX’s Adkins wins AAR Environmental Excellence Award
The Association of American Railroads has awarded its highest honor for environmental professionals, the 2013 North American Environmental Employee Excellence Award, to CSX Manager of Environmental Remediation Matthew Adkins.
CSX, Huntington Locomotive Shop unions reach agreement
CSX Transportation Inc. has signed what it’s describing as a “landmark agreement with four labor unions that sets new standards of quality and productivity” at the company’s Huntington (W.Va.) Locomotive…
Norfolk Southern dedicates yard in honor of H. Craig Lewis
Norfolk Southern has renamed its Dillerville Yard in Lancaster, Pa., in honor of former vice President Corporate Affairs and Pennsylvania State Senator H. Craig Lewis, who died unexpectedly on Jan.…
Freight car backlog will boost 2014 deliveries
The backlog of ordered and undelivered new freight cars stands at 73,800 units, “a relatively high level from an historical perspective,” according to Economic Planning Associates (EPA). That high number…
Wabtec sets EVP/CFO transition
Wabtec Corp. said Sunday, Oct. 27 , 2013 Patrick D. Dugan has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer effective Jan. 1, 2014. Dugan will succeed Alvaro Garcia-Tunon,…
O’Leary named Alaska Railroad CEO
The Alaska Railroad Board of Directors has named Bill O'Leary President and CEO of the Alaska Railroad, succeeding Chris Aadnesen. O'Leary will start in his new position this Friday, Nov.…
RSI/CMA 2014 set for September in Montreal
The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) and Coordinated Mechanical Associations (CMA) will hold RSI/CMA 2014 on September 21-23 in Montreal, Quebec at the Palais des congrés de Montréal (Montreal Convention Center).
Foul-smelling trash trains? Zap them with Train Fresh!
It’s “Febreeze for trains”: a new product from Stage 8 designed to eliminate those awful odors that accompany a trash-carrying train (freight or transit, like the NYC Transit trash train…
BART operations continue through weekend
BART trains will continue to operate through most of the weekend of Oct. 12-13, 2013, as union representatativs and management agreed to extend contract talks late Thursday, Oct. 10, in…
New GM for Santa Clara VTA
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Board of Directors has appointed Nuria I. Fernandez general manager, following what it says was a nationwide search and 10-month recruitment process. She will…
INRD dedicates new intermodal terminal
Indiana Rail Road Company (INRD) President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Hoback and Indiana Governor Mike Pence opened the new Senate Avenue Intermodal Terminal in Indianapolis on Thursday, Oct. 10,…
GE Transportation sets RailConnect 360, ShipperConnect
Erie, Pa.-based GE Transportation on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, unveiled its RailConnect 360 Monitoring and Diagnostics (M&D) and ShipperConnect software at the second annual Minds + Machines Conference in Chicago.
RSI names three to Board
Railway Supply Institute President Tom Simpson announced Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, the election of three new members of the board of directors. The three were elected during Railway Interchange 2013…
CN recognized by CDP for environmental leadership
CN has earned a position of leadership for the quality of climate change data it has submitted to the global marketplace through CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), described as “the world’s…
Ahuja earns INFORMS-RAS Distinguished Member Award
INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) fellow Dr. Ravi Ahuja has been awarded the 2013 Distinguished Member Award from the organization’s Railway Applications Section (RAS).
UP’s Beach earns RIMA award
The Association of American Railroads has presented Union Pacific Assistant Vice President Finance and Insurance Warren Bruce Beach the 2013 David W. Fries Award for exemplary risk management efforts and…
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