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AAR: total July carloads decline 8.8% led by coal at 17.5% and petroleum at 22%
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on August 3rd reported weekly U.S. rail traffic, as well as volumes for July 2016:
CMQ, Railway Age's 2016 Regional Railroad of the Year, begins receiving new locomotives
On Friday, July 29, Central Maine & Quebec Railway (CMQ) took delivery of its first of eight rebuilt Electro-Motive Division (EMD) GP38-3 locomotive, #3812, in the company’s new corporate paint…
Reading & Northern Railroad celebrates takeover of rail service to Humboldt Industrial Park
To celebrate its acquisition, Reading & Northern Railroad (R&N) welcomed over sixty guests on a passenger train trip through the Humboldt Industrial Park on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.
AAR: Total weekly rail traffic down 5.3%
For the week ending July 23, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 528,070 carloads and intermodal units, down 5.3% compared with the same week last year, according the Association…
AAR: Total weekly rail traffic down 5.6%
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Jul. 16, 2016:
INRD opens Merom Transload
The Indiana Rail Road (INRD) on July 14, 2016 officially opened its new Merom Transload, which is “designed to provide efficient movement of commerce for current and future customers in…
Twin Cities & Western Railroad marking 25 years
Later this month, Minnesota's Twin Cities & Western Railroad (TC&W), one of Minnesota's busiest short lines, will transport something very different—dozens of passengers who, according to TC&W President Mark Wegner,…
Two arguments on two-person crews
The Federal Railroad Administration, at a July 15, 2016 hearing regarding the agency’s proposed rule mandating two-person crews, heard two sharply contrasting arguments, one from freight rail management, the other…
BNSF and SWRR reach agreement for Clovis-Carlsbad line
BNSF Railway and Southwestern Railroad (SWRR) reached an agreement which calls for BNSF to take over service of the rail line between Clovis and Carlsbad, N.Mex. effective Jan. 17, 2017.
US DOT reports second consecutive month uptick in freight
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) released numbers on July 13 showing the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight…
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