A revolutionary track design to stage and process more trains more efficiently through loading and unloading terminals was recognized at The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Awards Gala in Washington, D.C., on May 7, 2019. ACEC’s Grand Award was given to Omaha-based HDR, Inc., for its patent-pending Infinity Loop.
On the heels of a dreary May, things are not looking up for rail traffic in June, according to figures released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
TekTracking recently announced that it has appointed Joe Denny as Chief Technology Officer.
Canadian Pacific has opened its new Vancouver Automotive Compound (VAC), which has been located to handle motor vehicles made in North America for distribution in British Columbia, northern Washington State and parts of Alberta, as well as vehicles imported through the Port of Vancouver.
U.S. rail freight traffic appears to be heading off-track, based on figures released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) for the week ended June 1. The month of May 2019, too, was bleak—as was year-to-date, compared to the prior-year five-month period.
Norfolk Southern (NS) recently announced that it is preparing to unveil TOP21, its Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR) operating plan.
Canadian Pacific and Taiwan-based Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. have entered into a three-year partnership to connect Yang Ming customers with North America via the Port of Vancouver in British Columbia.
Louisville & Indiana Railroad (LIRC) recently announced that Jeremy Kramer was promoted to Vice President.
BNSF Railway and the Chicago CREATE partners have completed BNSF Connection project (WA4), which established a new direct connection between BNSF’s Corwith and Cicero Yards, as well as between the CN Freeport Subdivision and the Western Avenue Corridor along which BNSF, Norfolk Southern, CSX and Union Pacific operate. Prior to WA4, freight trains had to travel longer, more indirect routings to make these connections, including long and potentially hazardous reverse moves.
Total carloads were down and only three commodity groups saw year-over-year increases for the week ended May 25, according to figures released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).