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UP, GATX host ethanol safety conference
Hands-on safety training was a key feature at Union Pacific’s recent ethanol rail safety conference. Approximately 90 participants representing more than 15 ethanol shippers traveled from a 500-mile radius to…
Whatcha gonna do when CP’s cops come for you?
Canadian Pacific Police Service officers were out in force on May 7, Operation Lifesaver’s International Level Crossing Awareness Day, at five locations along the railroad’s U.S. network to enforce grade-crossing…
NS recognizes 54 safe chemical customers
Norfolk Southern has awarded its Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award to 54 customers for safe handling of chemical products during 2012.
David Ragan Plays It Safe—all the way to Victory Lane at Talladega
In a spectacular green-white-checkers finish, David Ragan drove his no. 34 Front Row Motorsports (FRM) Farm Rich Ford Fusion to a thrilling victory in the Aaron’s 499 Sprint Cup race…
FRA issues safety advisory on flat switching
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on May 3 issued an industry-wide safety advisory to warn about safety hazards associated with flat switching operations on railroads.
OLI sets action for Crossing Awareness Day
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. programs and partners across the U.S. will celebrate International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) on Tuesday, May 7, with a variety of events to illustrate the importance…
NY&A nets ASLRRA honors
Among those recognized with various awards April 30 (including Railway Age's own Short Line Railroad of the Year and Regional Railroad of the Year honors) during the American Short Line…
STB says no to UP TIH petition
The Surface Transportation Board announced May 1 that it has denied Union Pacific’s (UP) petition requesting that the Board find reasonable certain UP tariff provisions requiring shippers of Toxic-by-Inhalation Hazardous…
CSX “Play It Safe” Ford Fusion notches top-20 finish at Richmond
David Ragan, driving the no. 34 CSX “Play It Safe” Ford Fusion, lined up 20th for the April 27th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway…
AAR marks industry commitment to safety
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) Wednesday recognized the industry's overall safety achievements by highlighting best safety practices accomplishments at the Railroad Safety Leadership Forum, in Chicago. The focus of…
CSX, David Ragan ready for Richmond race
NASCAR Sprint Cup fans attending the Toyota Owner’s 400 on Saturday evening, April 27, at Richmond International Raceway, or tuning in to the race on Fox Sports, will see something…
Attack on VIA Rail train thwarted
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested two men April 22 who had been planning to bomb a Via Rail Canada passenger train. One was arrested in Toronto and one near…
All's quiet (sort of) beneath Grand Central
After two years and one month of blasting, New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Tuesday that sandhogs working on the East Side Access project have concluded more than 2,400 controlled explosions under Grand…
Railroads a presence among Transcaer award winners
Transcaer® (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response), a voluntary national outreach organization, on Thursday announced the recipients of its 2012 National Awards Recognition Program. Several railroads were among the award…
Operation Lifesaver releases 2012 annual report
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. on Tuesday released its 2012 Annual Report, which reviews the organization's accomplishments, according to President and CEO Joyce Rose.
CP reopens line after Minnesota oil spill
Canadian Pacifc on Thursday said it had resumed service in western Minnesota after a derailment spilled up to 30,000 U.S. gallons of oil.
AAR: Railroads set safety record in 2012
The Federal Railroad Administration safety reports for 2012 are now complete, and the Association of American Railroads said Monday they show it was the safest year in the industry's recorded…
Panama Canal Railway applies North American railroad lessons
The Panama Canal Railway Company (PCRC), jointly owned by Kansas City Southern and Mi-Jack Products, Inc., taps into the experience of North American railroaders to bring success to its business.
Colorado DOT taps LED rail crossing safety signs
Fort Worth, Tex.-based CTC, Inc. said Tuesday the Colorado Department of Transportation has obtained 52 "Do Not Stop on Tracks" signs for 26 highway-rail grade crossings in the Centennial State,…
AAR to Congress: Freight rail spurs growth
Association of American Railroad (AAR) President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger Tuesday told the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee's railroads, pipelines and hazardous materials subcommittee that the nation's freight railroads…
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