Belt Railway of Chicago

STB Strikes Down CN’s Chicago Interchange Proposal

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has for the second time found that CN-subsidiary Wisconsin Central, Ltd.’s proposal “to unilaterally designate” the Belt Railway of Chicago’s (BRC) Clearing Yard as the location where it will receive traffic in interchange from Canadian Pacific Kansas City-subsidiary Soo Line Railroad Company “is not consistent with the reasonableness requirement of 49 U.S.C. § 10742.”

Fields Takes BRC Throttle

Railroad veteran Percy E. Fields III has been named President and General Manager of The Belt Railway of Chicago (BRC), the largest intermediate switching terminal railroad in the U.S. Fields, 42, brings more than 22 years of railroad experience to the job, most recently as BRC’s General Manager.