(Top) Last year, members of UP’s Engineering Department met to discuss safety accomplishments and opportunities to continue reinforcing a “safety mindset.” The nearly 600-member group—including employees in Tucson, Ariz., (bottom left) and Tucumcari, N.Mex. (bottom right)—recently marked one year injury-free. (Caption and Photographs Courtesy of UP)

Class I Briefs: UP, CPKC, CN

Union Pacific’s (UP) Southwest Maintenance-of-Way team reaches a safety milestone. Also, Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) distributes iPads to conductors; and CN celebrates Pride month (June) with specially designed containers.


Moving More With Less

GUIDE TO EQUIPMENT LEASING, RAILWAY AGE JUNE 2024 ISSUE: The battle for the soul of Norfolk Southern concluded with more whimpering than expected. Together, Ancora’s three-board-seat-limited victory and its highly scripted vow

RailState: ‘Container Volumes Drop on CPKC; Volumes on CN Continue Historic Levels’

Total container volume through the western Canada ports was 94,791 containers in May, down slightly from April’s nearly 97,000 containers, according to real-time network visibility provider RailState, which independently tracks all freight rail movements across Canada. April’s totals were the highest ever recorded by RailState, which was established in 2021. The declines all came on CPKC, which moved 15.3% less container volume than in April, and was down 2.9% from May 2023.

(TexAmericas Center)

TexAmericas Center Earns UP ‘Focus Site’ Designation

The New Boston, Tex.-based TexAmericas Center is now part of Union Pacific’s (UP) Focus Site program, which includes more than 30 “shovel-ready” industrial development sites that range from 125 to more than 6,500

CSX TDSI Automotive Facilities Achieve ‘Record-Setting’ Wins in Quality Excellence Awards

CSX on June 5 announced that its Total Distribution Services Inc. (TDSI) unloading facilities in Nashville, Tenn., and Palm Center, Fla., have both won the 2024 Destination Automotive Quality Excellence Award from



RAILWAY AGE JUNE 2024 ISSUE: If you’re in the industry long enough, chances are that eventually you’ll come across a story about a wayward railcar—not necessarily an anecdote about a railcar ending

TekTracking Deploys Canadian CTA

TekTracking LLC on June 5 cut over a Commander Terminal Automation (CTA) system on a Canadian Class I yard in Prince George, British Columbia. “The automation of this Canadian Class I facility

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Will Intermodal, Petroleum Carry the Day for Railroads?

“At first glance, rail traffic in May seems to display mixed signals,” AAR Chief Economist Rand Ghayad reported June 5. “While coal’s continued decline has led to a decrease in total carloads, a


CARB’s Unattainable Rail Mandate

WATCHING WASHINGTON, RAILWAY AGE JUNE 2024 ISSUE: One would think California’s housing cost crisis, soaring energy prices, hundreds of companies relocating and a population exodus would induce greater regard for benefits and

Amtrak has completed accessibility upgrades worth $20.8 million at its Bay Area, Calif., stations, in partnership with the cities of Martinez, Hayward, Fremont and Oakland. (Amtrak Photograph)

Transit Briefs: Amtrak, VPRA, MoDOT

Amtrak debuts accessibility improvements at its four Bay Area, Calif., stations. Also, Virginia Passenger Rail Authority (VPRA) and Norfolk Southern (NS) discuss a new rail agreement; and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) advances the proposed St. Joseph-to-Kansas City passenger rail project.