Strong start to the year as carloads outgain intermodal

The U.S. Class I railroads started the New Year in impressive fashion, as freight and intermodal traffic notched solid gains for the week ending January 5.

Former CN ops chief Vena new COO of Union Pacific

As it deploys a new operating system, Union Pacific has appointed Jim Vena as Chief Operating Officer, effective Jan. 14. He was a 40-year veteran of CN before retiring in 2016.

Canadian Pacific, CN top grain revenue caps

Ottawa is due repayment after Canada’s largest railroads, Canadian Pacific and CN, exceeded the maximum revenue for hauling grain allowed by federal law in 2017-2018.

Rising natural gas prices push coal volume to high mark

Carload freight, containers and trailers carried by U.S. railroads continued a strong year-end surge, according to the Association of American Railroads.

CN meets PTC deadline; seeks extension

The largest Canadian Class I railroad says it met its year-end deadline to install positive train control (PTC) equipment across its system, and is seeking a two-year extension “to complete deployment and interoperability.”

Late surge for US carload freight

Total U.S. rail traffic was 567,252 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending December 22, up 4.2% from the year-ago week.

Tentative pact for CN, union

The largest Canadian freight railroad said that it has reached agreement following negotiations with a key union in its nationwide network.

Energy commodities lead carload data

Traffic on U.S. railroads was 568,941 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending December 15, up 3.9% compared with the same week in 2017.

$121M for Indiana crossing upgrades

Weeks after federal officials called for improvements in grade-crossing safety nationwide, Indiana has stepped up with millions in state funding to help pay for life-saving projects. Gov. Eric Holcomb, along with officials

Intermodal traffic takes up slack carload volume

For the week of December 8, U.S. weekly rail traffic was 570,225 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.1% from the same week in 2017.

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