Engage for Good honors CSX for its partnership with and support for Wounded Warrior Project®’s (WWP) Drone Training Program, which provides veterans with initial training to become certified FAA drone pilots and with advanced training if they are already certified. (CSX Photograph)

Class I Briefs: CSX, NS, CPKC

CSX is recognized for its work helping veterans achieve post-military employment and holds its 2024 women in rail leadership event. Also, Norfolk Southern (NS) hosts its annual short line conference and presents its second-annual Bulldog Legacy Scholarships; and Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) will open its newest automotive facility in June.

At the Port of Long Beach, Calif., dockworkers and terminal operators moved 750,424 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) last month, up 14.4% from April 2023. (POLB Photograph)

Intermodal Briefs: POLB, SC Ports

The Port of Long Beach, Calif., marked its eighth consecutive month of year-over-year cargo growth in April. Also, South Carolina Ports’ (SC Ports) rail-served inland ports in Dillon and Greer logged record volumes last month.

(CSX Photograph)

Class I Briefs: CSX, CPKC

CSX commits $50,000 to Penn State Altoona to create a railroad engineering scholarship program, and will continue to serve the Kearney Companies-Savannah Garden City, Ga., facility. Also, Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) releases a “teaser” video of a locomotive in its new paint scheme.

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NTSB Issues Preliminary Report on 2024 CSX Head-On Collision

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a preliminary report for its ongoing investigation of the April 15, 2024, head-on collision of a CSX train with a CSX stationary, loaded rock train in Folkston, Ga. The agency said future work will focus on “the industry-wide operational procedures for train movements during a signal suspension, training standards on the manual operation of dual-controlled switches, and the effectiveness of job briefings.”