Just a quarter-billion dollars separates the Port of Baltimore from joining the East Coast intermodal arms race, even with CSX back onboard to help reconstruct a key rail link to the marine gateway.
Many people probably thought that when Amtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson rejected a request from the United States Marine Corps. to run this year’s Toys for Tots train, a lot of poor kids would be disappointed.
Union Pacific on Dec. 6 will participate in the funeral procession for President George H.W. Bush with a special funeral train powered by SD70ACe 4141, whose paint scheme honors the 41st U.S. President. The train will leave UP’s Westfield Auto Facility at 1:00 p.m. and is scheduled to arrive at College Station, Tex. at Bush’s final resting place at his Presidential Library, across from Kyle Field at 3:25 p.m.
Duos Technologies Group, the provider of intelligent security and analytical technology solutions, has pocketed a second contract from a North American Class I customer.
In a transaction brokered by RR Mergers & Acquisitions, Rio Grande Pacific Technology, Inc. (RIOTECH) as acquired Innovative Solutions In Signaling, LLC.
Norfolk Southern has named Marque I. Ledoux Vice President Government Affairs, effective Jan. 1, 2019. He will replace the retiring Bruno Maestri.
In a move that it says will increase demand and pricing for Alberta’s tar sands bitumen, the provincial government has affirmed that it will imminently sign orders for two unit-train’s worth of oil tank cars. The deal will be signed by year-end, Premier Rachel Notley declared Nov. 28. The carbuilder was not disclosed.
GM’s planned plant closings shadowed already-declining shipments of vehicles moving by rail in the U.S. despite a bounceback by commodities in the latest week’s data.
Work exhaustion and lack of effectiveness to properly carry out job functions to the highest standards put people at risk on a railroad. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) makes it a strong priority to know when employees are on the clock working on the movement or function of a train and when they are not. These regulations and time tracking fall into the Hours of Service (HOS) law. They must be met within FRA standards; railroads face fines and penalties if they aren’t met.
If you’re a Canadian grain shipper, there’s always a way to move more product, faster. Now, one CN customer aims to triple its grain loading speed in 2019.