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2013 Freight Rail Outlook: The challenge of change
Resilience and resourcefulness are two terms that have become closely associated with North American railroads in recent years. The industry has emerged from the worst economic recession since the Great…
NS welcomes Amtrak back to Norfolk
Norfolk Southern Corp. Tuesday heralded Amtrak's return to the corporation's headquarters city, Norfolk, Va., and the Hampton Roads area.
Amtrak takes charge of Empire Corridor stretch
Delayed by one month at least in part due to Hurricane Sandy, Amtrak and the state of New York announced Tuesday Amtrak assumed control from CSX Corp. of the Empire…
Train plunges off rail bridge in New Jersey
A bridge accident in Paulsboro, N.J., early Friday morning caused at least three cars of an 84-car Conrail Shared Assets train to fall into Mantua Creek. At least one car…
Cargill loop track will tap CSX service
Cargill announced Friday that it is adding a loop track at its grain elevator in Tuscola, Ill., to gain access to CSX service and expand the market for local corn and soybeans…
CSX marks National Gateway "midway point"
CSX Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Ward Tuesday joined federal, state, and local officials from Pennsylvania to mark the midway point of progress on the first phase…
Bombardier wins MARC operations contract
Maryland's Board of Public Works has awarded Bombardier Transportation a six-year, $204.7 million contract to operate MARC's Camden and Brunswick passenger rail lines. A five-year renewal option worth $205 million…
Massachusetts set to buy more CSX right-of-way
Massachusetts next month expects to acquire 90 miles of rail right-of-way owned by CSX Corp., in part to improve MBTA passenger service for large portions of the state.
CSX ranks high on carbon disclosure index
CSX Corp. announced Thursday that for the third year in a row the company earned a place on the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) S&P 500 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), and for…
Ga. U.S. House rep tours auto plant, rail yard
House Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) joined the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC), NRC member STX Railroad Construction, CSX, and Kia Motor Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) Aug. 9 for a…
CSX earnings rise, operating ratio falls
CSX Corp. late Tuesday announced second-quarter net earnings of $512 million, or $0.49 per share, versus $506 million, or 46 cents per share, in the same period last year—a 7%…
CSX, Furniture Row Racing wrap up 2012 sponsorship
The freight railroad industry’s first venture into a key sponsorship with a race team in NASCAR’s top-tier Sprint Cup Series has concluded for this year on a positive note.
Jim Schultz joins Patriot Rail as EVP
Patriot Rail President and CEO John Fenton has announced the appointment of James T. Schultz, former vice president & chief safety officer at CSX, as executive vice president & chief administrative officer.
CSX offers Corporate Social Responsibility report
CSX Monday unveiled its 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report outlining the company's operations, environmental, social, and financial performance.
Court moves pricing suit against railroads ahead
Judge Paul L. Friedman of the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia has granted class certification to a lawsuit in which eight shippers allege that BNSF Railway, Union Pacific,…
Protran Technology, major energy company team on safety initiative
Flanders, N.J.-based Protran Technology said June 15 that it has landed a contract with a major energy company to outfit locomotives leased from two Class I railroads “with the first…
Kasgro builds “World’s Largest Railroad Car”
A newly manufactured Schnabel Car, WECX 801, built by Kasgro Railcar, Newcastle, Pa., is being called the “World’s Largest Railroad Car.” The 231-foot, 400-ton, 36-axle behemoth rises 18 feet above…
Dover: Teamwork, tenacity get Smith back on track
Railroaders and racers have many characteristics in common. Two of them are teamwork and tenacity. When trouble strikes, they rise to the occasion and band together, working safely and efficiently to…
Regan Smith, No. 78 running strong for Monster Mile
Regan Smith, No. 78 running strong for Monster Mile Regan Smith, driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing/CSX Play It Safe Chevrolet Impala, heads into Sunday’s FedEx 400 benefiting…
SunRail track work commences this week
Track maintenance and upgrading is expected to begin this week on an initial 7-mile portion of rail right-of-way destined for use by SunRail, central Florida's planned regional rail service.
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