Four East Palestine High School students receive scholarships for higher education.

Class I Briefs: NS, CSX

Norfolk Southern’s (NS) President and CEO Alan H. Shaw awards first Bulldog Legacy Scholarships. Also, NS and CSX are ranked among America’s Climate Leaders by USA Today.

CSX, SMART-TD CSRA Reach Tentative Agreement on Paid Sick Leave

CSX announced May 22 that it has reached a tentative agreement with the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers-Transportation Division CSRA (SMART-TD CSRA), which represents trainmen, conductors and yardmen on territories of the former A&WP, WSSP, L&N, NC&STL and SCL railroads, to provide paid sick leave benefits.

Exemplary Executives

RAILWAY AGE, MAY 2023 ISSUE: Railway Age’s 2023 honorees—selected by our subscribers—approach their roles with an entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to service, safety and sustainability.

UP'S Big Boy No. 4014 will return to the rails on June 7.

Class I Briefs: UP, CSX

Union Pacific’s (UP) famed steam locomotive, “Big Boy No. 4014”, returns to the rails on June 7. Also, 30 tons of ammonium nitrate being transported by UP that went missing on a rail shipment from Wyoming to California in April has still not been found, according to a New York Times report; and CSX is recognized as the “top-performing railroad in North America” by the Journal of Commerce.

Class I Briefs: BNSF/CSX, CPKC

BNSF and CSX have been included in the 2023 National Diversity Council (NDC) Index. Also, Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) has been recognized for innovation by the SEAL (Sustainability, Environmental Achievement & Leadership) Awards.

CSX Pays Tribute to Predecessor B&O

CSX employees at the Waycross Locomotive Shop are painting several road units into adaptations of predecessor railroads. The first heritage design, applied to a Wabtec ES44AH honors the Baltimore & Ohio, chartered


Riding the Rails with Joe Hinrichs

During the past 31 years at Railway Age, I’ve done several executive train trips, ranging from the CPKC (then KCSM) Nuevo Laredo-Mexico City main to Amtrak’s 10001 between Albany and Chicago to

Rail-mounted gantry cranes work trains at the Port of Savannah’s Mason Mega Rail Terminal. Containers moving by rail from Savannah to the planned Northeast Georgia Inland Port in Gainesville, Ga., will avoid a round-trip truck route of 602 miles on Georgia highways. [Photo:Georgia Ports Authority / Stephen Morton]

Georgia Ports Advances Inland Rail Hub Plan

The Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Network Georgia plan to develop inland rail hubs around the state is gaining momentum, with federal environmental approval for an inland terminal near Gainesville, Ga., GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch reported May 11.

MTA photo

Transit Briefs: NYMTA, LA Metro, Amtrak/CSX/VRE

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) completes renovation of the J/Z line section of the Sutphin Avenue JFK Airport subway station, as part of New York City Transit’s (NYCT) Re-NEW-vation campaign. Also, LA Metro launches Equity Information Hub; and the State of Virginia partners with Amtrak, CSX and Virginia Railway Express (VRE) on the Long Bridge project.

“CSX joined Oleo-X to celebrate the ribbon cutting of its new renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel feedstock merchant pretreatment facility in Pascagoula, MS, last week,” the Class I reported via Twitter on May 8. “CSX is proud to be Oleo-X’s transportation partner on this important project.” (Photograph Courtesy of CSX, via Twitter)

Oleo-X Launches CSX-Served Renewable Fuels Feedstock Plant

CSX on May 8 reported that it is serving Oleo-X’s new Pascagoula, Miss., facility, which handles renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel feedstock merchant pretreatment. A ribbon-cutting was held at the facility earlier this month to celebrate its launch.