Canadian Pacific (CP) officially launched its international intermodal service through the Port of Saint John, N.B. the morning of Aug. 11. The inaugural train carried containers from the Hapag-Lloyd vessel Detroit Express bound for intermodal terminals on the CP network in Canada and the U.S.
CSX last week joined Operation Homefront to assist and distribute 800 backpacks with essential school supplies to military children in the Fayetteville, N.C., area, as a part of Operation Homefront’s annual Back-to-School Brigade® (BTSB).
When one rounds up the usual suspects in official Washington—bureaucrats, lobbyists, policy wonks, attorneys—culled are the tourists, often identified by psychedelic art attire, conjuring among children of the ’60s recollections of Dr. Timothy Leary (“turn on, tune in, drop out”).
RAILWAY AGE, AUGUST 2020 ISSUE, ANNUAL WINTER PREPAREDNESS REPORT: Winter preparedness is essential for avoiding frozen equipment, malfunctioning cars, service delays or even suspended operations.
Fail to prepare for winter’s harsh conditions and your railroad will be running on ice—literally and figuratively. One railroad that prepares for winter’s onslaught is BNSF, which has some of the most rugged territory in North America.
A 58-year veteran of the railroad industry, Vincent “Vin” Terrill, 94, died on June 24 at his home in Manchester, Mass.
Canadian Pacific reaffirmed “its commitment to grow traffic at the Port of Saint John and stimulate economic growth and investment in New Brunswick” at a recent meeting with Premier Blaine Higgs.
Mexico has a freight railway system owned by the national government. However, the trains and the network are operated and managed by various private entities under concessions (charters) granted by the national government. Today, Mexico has service from eight concessionaire railway companies. Beyond Kansas City Southern de México, and Ferromex, are the smaller, but important Ferrosur, Ferrovalle, Coahuila-Durango, Ferrocarril Chiapas Mayab, Ferrocarril del Istmo and Ferrocarril Tijuana-Tecate.
OmniTRAX, an affiliate of The Broe Group, is working with the Calumet Area Industrial Commission (CAIC) to launch its Rail-Ready Sites program at the Chicago Rail Link (CRL). The Rail-Ready Sites program connects customers looking to maximize supply chain performance with rail-served properties.
RAILWAY AGE, AUGUST 2020 ISSUE: Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR), as we know it today, is rapidly reaching an inflection point. Escalating trade disruptions, rail strikes, blockades, weather events and the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the urgency to make supply chains more resilient. Weaknesses in international supply chains have been exposed, and escalating domestic transportation turmoil demonstrates the need for end-to-end approaches, standards, solutions, and greater service level accountability and safety. PSR has been applied to some Class I’s and has yet to be applied widely to Class II, Class III, tenant and passenger railroads in North America. This gap represents 40% of North American route-miles.
After the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on U.S. rail traffic for the week ended Aug. 1, 2020, as well as for July 2020, there appears to be hope in traffic volumes returning to pre-COVID-19 levels.