McClellan, Elkins move up at NS

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. 

Stark raving mad, certifiable—and no whimpering

Conrail’s Oak Island Yard in Newark, N.J., blew up at 12:14 AM on Jan. 7, 1983, some 35 years ago.

CNJ warehouse new HQ for candy giant

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.

Intermodal up 5.1% in AAR weekly carloads

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.

North Shore

Regional of the Year: Conrail; Short Line of the Year: North Shore Railroad

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.

Tierney to succeed Batory at Conrail

Conrail’s Board of Directors has named Timothy Tierney President and Chief Operating Officer, effective April 1. Tierney succeeds Ronald Batory, who is retiring after nearly 46 years in the railroad industry.

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Jim McClellan, June 10, 1939 – Oct. 14, 2016

Former Norfolk Southern senior executive James W. “Jim” McClellan, who played a significant role in shaping the structure of the modern North American railroad industry, died Oct. 14, 2016. He was 77.

Stanley Crane

Conrail at 40: An experiment that worked

April 1, 1976 was a watershed day in U.S. railroading history. On that day, Consolidated Rail Corp., better known as Conrail, began operating under the auspices of the U.S. government a new railroad cobbled together from six bankrupt Northeastern carriers: Penn Central, Erie-Lackawanna, Jersey Central, Lehigh Valley, Reading, and Lehigh & Hudson River. Conrail, now 40, continues to thrive, albeit in a very different form from when it first turned a wheel.

RBMN hires V.P. Transportation & Safety

Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern (RBMN) Railroad appointed Thomas Cook as Vice President Transportation and Safety, the company announced on April 13, 2015.

Conrail’s Batory joins OTNA board

Ronald L. Batory, President and Chief Operating Officer of Conrail, has joined the board of OnTrackNorthAmerica, a non-profit organization “committed to reversing the commercial, regulatory and economic dynamics that cause the underutilization of railroads and many other inefficiencies in transportation and infrastructure.”