Before CN or CSX rolled out Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR) under the leadership of the late E. Hunter Harrison, a much smaller terminal railroad company in the eastern U.S. was demonstrating aggressive cost reduction. It was Consolidated Railroad Corporation (Conrail).
Conrail has tabbed Trainyard Tech to install the CLASSMASTER™ hump yard process control system at Oak Island Yard in Newark, N.J.
Across the United States, gas utilities have been confronting the problem of remediating the environmental impacts of hundreds of former Manufactured Gas Plants (MGPs). Up until the late 1940s, at these plants, coal was converted into coal gas, which was primarily used for cooking and lighting until it was supplanted by much cleaner natural gas.
Neil Ferrone, who retired from Conrail in October 2018 as Chief Risk and Regulatory Compliance Officer, died Jan. 29. He was 62.
The Port of New York and New Jersey opened a major new expansion of its rail network, capping a five-year plan to expand capacity for cargo destined for outside the region.
Norfolk Southern announced that its board of directors has elected Michael R. McClellan and Claude E. “Ed” Elkins to new positions of responsibility, effective April 1.
Conrail’s Oak Island Yard in Newark, N.J., blew up at 12:14 AM on Jan. 7, 1983, some 35 years ago.
While its creator long ago disappeared into rail merger history, a 110-year-old former railroad warehouse in Newark, N.J. is looking like a sweet destination for the city and one of the world’s iconic candy companies.
Total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 548,790 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending August 12, up 2.75% compared with the same week in 2016.
On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the morning general session during the ASLRRA Connections Convention, Railway Age will present its 2017 Short Line and Regional Railroads of the Year awards to the North Shore Railroad and Conrail, respectively.