Railroad Day 2019: Cooperation and problem-solving

On May 8 more than 400 representatives from the railroad industry participated in 350 Congressional meetings as part of our annual Railroad Day on Capitol Hill.

Road & Rail Services receives safety award

Louisville, Ky.-based Road & Rail Services, Inc., a provider of third-party logistics in North America, was recently honored with the Platinum Award by the Mosaic Company.

KCS promotes Adamiak, Gloria Marrufo

Kansas City Southern (KCS) announced two promotions within its Chemical & Petroleum and Industrial & Consumer commodity groups, with Ginger Adamiak and Yesica Gloria Marrufo receiving new leadership roles.

Barnhart tabbed as OneRail Deputy Director

OneRail Coalition recently announced that Devon Barnhart will be joining the team on May 13 as Deputy Director.

Amtrak: Freedom From Responsibility is Illusory

THE FINANCIAL EDGE, MAY 2019 – In a recent TED talk, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey suggested that, in an attempt to combat abusive speech and harassment, Twitter would consider moving from threads written by individuals to topic threads. Dorsey suggested these interest networks would be easier to monitor for Twitter code of conduct breeches.

CN: RTM growth in 2019

CN projects high single-digit Rail Traffic Mile (RTM) growth during 2019 and price increases above industry inflation rates.

Requiem For a Heavyweight

FROM THE EDITOR, MAY 2019 – By the time you read this, the largest steam locomotive ever built will have thundered her way from Union Pacific’s Steam Shop in Cheyenne, Wyo., to Ogden, Utah, to take part in ceremonies marking the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike, which completed the nation’s first transcontinental railroad.

AAR: Rail traffic showing signs of life

In another possible sign that rail traffic is on the rise, total carloads and North American rail volume were slightly up, some international intermodal volume saw rises and four of the 10 carload commodity groups notched year-over-year increases, according to figures released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) for the week ended May 4.

Big Boy 4014 is back: UP restores, runs iconic train

The Big Boy is back, baby!

Union Pacific: Golden at 150

COVER STORY, MAY 2019 – Railway Age antecedent American Railway Times, May 15, 1869: “On May 10, the last rail connecting the tracks of the Union and the Central Pacific Railroads was spiked in place, thus giving a continuous railway line across the continent. The blows of the hammer driving home the last spike were heard simultaneously by the aid of the telegraphic wires at the extreme eastern and western sides of the continent; and in many places the marked event was celebrated by the ringing of bells, the firing of salutes, and the interchange of congratulations between the different sections of the country.