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Report: Ferromex Temporarily Suspending Service (Updated)

Mexican railway operator Ferromex on Sept. 19 said it was temporarily suspending 60 trains on south-north routes because of an increasing number of migrants climbing aboard railcars and suffering injuries, according to news reports. On Sept. 20, some trains restarted service. Union Pacific and BNSF issued embargoes at Eagle Pass in Texas.

“Blume’s asset management solution is well established as the marketplace where IMCs obtain railroad-owned intermodal equipment,” Blume Global CEO Pervinder Johar said Sept. 11. “We look forward to helping CPKC expand their business in the U.S.”
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Supply Side: Blume Global, Rio Tinto IOC, Wabtec

Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) will use Blume Global’s asset management system to foster intermodal traffic growth. Also, Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore Company of Canada (Rio Tinto IOC) is donating C$4 million to a Quebec college for a new training, research and innovation pavilion for the rail, industrial maintenance and energy intelligence industries; and Penn State names Wabtec Corporation as its 2023 Corporate Partner of the Year.

Community Renewal on Sept. 6 dedicated its newest “Friendship House,” thanks to community funding partner CPKC. (Photograph Courtesy of CPKC, via X, formerly known as Twitter)

Class I Briefs: CPKC, CSX

Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) invests in a new “Friendship House” in Shreveport, La. Also, CSX awards scholarships to 10 children of first responders.


TD Cowen: Day 1 Transport Conference Takeaways

We hosted freight industry “fireside chats” and presentations on Day 1 of the TD Cowen 16th Annual Global Transportation Conference, being held Sept. 6-7 in Boston. While we heard that the rail

Photo by Jonathan Morris (right).

Class I Briefs: CPKC, CSX, NS

Canadian Pacific Kansas City’s (CPKC) restoration crew completes 250-mile test run of the 2816 Empress steam locomotive. Also, CSX reaches a one-year injury-free milestone at its Rice Yard in Waycross, Ga.; and Norfolk Southern (NS) completes the restoration of its Virginian Heritage locomotive and introduces Digital Train Inspection (DTI) portal, now under construction in Ohio.