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25 Under 40: Part 4 of 4

RAILWAY AGE, FEBRUARY 2024 ISSUE: Railway Age is proud to recognize 25 ‘Fast Trackers’ Under 40 in 2024.

“We are excited to announce the [Decatur] location of our second inland rail facility in Alabama, furthering our dedication to advancing logistics infrastructure in the region,” Alabama Port Authority Director and CEO John Driscoll said Feb. 7. (Alabama Port Authority Photograph)

Alabama Port Authority, CSX to Launch Decatur Rail Facility

The Alabama Port Authority and CSX on Feb. 7 reported partnering to establish a North Alabama intermodal container transfer facility (ICTF) in Decatur.

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CSX Reaches Paid Sick Leave Agreements with Four Unions; BLET Ratifies Agreement with SL&A

CSX announced Feb. 1 that it has reached agreements with four additional groups of railroad workers to provide paid sick leave benefits. The unions include Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers-Transportation

UP has capitalized on population boom along the Gulf Coast to meet growing construction needs. (UP Photograph)

Class I Briefs: UP, CSX

Union Pacific (UP) reports having a “rocking good year” in 2023—literally. Also, CSX earns an Anthem Award for its “Pride in Service” community investment initiative.

STB Extends Employment-Data Reporting for ‘Big Four’

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) on Jan. 31 extended its temporary employment-data reporting period for the “Big Four” Class I railroads—BNSF, CSX, Norfolk Southern (NS) and Union Pacific (UP)—to Dec. 31, 2024,

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For GPA, Container Volume Down in December, ‘Renewed Strength’ Expected in 2024

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) handled 422,300 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) in December 2023, down 4% or nearly 18,500 TEUs from the prior-year period, the Port reported Jan. 30. Its Port of

CSX No. 1897 is the ninth in a series of heritage locomotives to roll out of the Class I railroad's Waycross, Ga. paint shop. (CSX photo, via LinkedIn)

CSX Adds Monon to Heritage Fleet (UPDATED, 1/29)

CSX recently revealed its latest heritage locomotive—a tribute to the Monon Railroad—fresh out of the Class I railroad’s paint shop in Waycross, Ga.

Total containers moved by double-stack freight trains were down by 5.1% in the United States from January 1 up to the end of November 2023 compared with the same period in 2022. Photo Credit: David Gubler
Commentary

Mixed Outlook for North American Rail Freight in 2024

Independent rail economist Jim Blaze shares another fearless forecast for North American rail freight, as originally reported in Railway Age’s sister publication, International Railway Journal (IRJ).

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For CSX 4Q23, Volume Up, ‘Running Well’ (Updated, Joe Hinrichs Interview and TD Cowen Insight)

CSX issued its fourth-quarter 2023 earnings after Wall Street’s closing bell on Jan. 24, reporting lower revenue as the effects of volume growth and “favorable merchandise pricing were more than offset by

BLET Ratifies CSXT-Springfield Terminal Implementing Agreement

A majority of members from the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) Divisions 72 and 191 on Jan. 15 ratified an implementing agreement regarding CSX Transportation’s acquisition of the Springfield Terminal Railway (a Pan Am Railway affiliate).

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