coal

There's no question about the importance of coal to the railroads. It has recently accounted for 44% of U.S. Class I railroad tonnage, 24.1% of carloads, and 24.2% of revenue. A mild…
U.S. freight carload volume for the week ending April 28, 2012 fell 4.1% measured against the comparable week a year ago, continuing an ongoing trend for the year, the Association…
Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. said Friday its March 2012 traffic volume fell 13.6% compared with the same month a year ago. As well, GWI's first-quarter traffic volume declined,…
U.S. freight carload traffic for the week ending March 24, 2012 fell significantly, down 7.2%, measured against the comparable week in 2011, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said Thursday,…
Union Pacific told JPMorgan's Aviation, Transportation and Defense conference Tuesday that while most shipping volumes are up this year, it expects a 7% drop in first-quarter coal volume due to the mild…
Norfolk Southern is increasingly an intermodal railroad. As of Feb. 18, nearly half of total revenue units year-to-date — 412,077 out of 911,473 or 48.6% — were intermodal boxes (an…
Norfolk Southern has loaded the largest volume cargo in the history of its Pier 6 coal transloading facility at Lamberts Point in Norfolk, Va. Early on Jan. 12, NS finished…
The Surface Transportation Board issued a decision Tuesday denying a petition of the Western Coal Traffic League (WCTL) asking the Board to institute mediation on a new coal dust tariff…
Duke Energy seeks to rehabilitate an eight-mile southwest Indiana spur line to haul waste from a $2.35 billion coal-gasification plant now under construction. Company officials say the line would help…

Montana House Bill 422, advanced by those seeking to weigh down short line Tongue River Railroad’s efforts to extend its right-of-way to coal deposits, has stalled. The bill, backed by some state landowners and by environmentalists, seeks to make eminent domain procedures more difficult.

--> Montana House Bill 422, advanced by those seeking to weigh down short line Tongue River Railroad’s efforts to extend its right-of-way to coal deposits, has stalled. The bill, backed by…

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