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A Century of Service: The Kessel Family’s Legacy on the Rails

In America’s heartland, where steel rails stretch across vast plains and rolling hills, the Kessel family’s legacy is interwoven with the history of BNSF Railway and our predecessors.

Union Pacific’s Shawn Harrison, train dispatcher, has earned 20 consecutive annual safety awards. He is one of 14 railroaders who’s achieved this honor. (Caption and Photograph Courtesy of UP)
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UP Honors Train Dispatchers for ‘Exceptional Safety Focus’

Union Pacific (UP) train dispatchers are the railroad’s protectors, coordinating the safe movement of trains, engineering equipment and employees across more than 32,000 track miles covering 23 states. In recognition of their

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Get To Know Our Recommendation for the C Line Extension to Torrance: The Hybrid Alternative!

Over the past few years, the Metro C Line (Green) Extension project to Torrance has been one of our most exciting and talked-about projects. Given all the connections that it’s expected to create, it’s not hard to see why.

Tim Worrell, right, with his father, Ken Worrell, locomotive engineer. (Photograph Courtesy of BNSF)
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BNSF: Family Legacy Runs Deep in Galesburg

BNSF’s Galesburg, Ill., yard has a rich history that extends back to the 1860s. Through the years, one family has accompanied the facility almost every step of the way. Today, Tim Worrell,

RA Young Professionals: Fast Tracking Your Career

‘Young Professionals’ Virtual Conference Set for May 9

Railway Age’s second-annual Young Professionals conference—the rail industry’s only free event tailored to helping “fast trackers” in the freight, passenger and supply sectors advance their careers—will be held virtually on May 9

The Union Pacific 2023 J.C. Kenefick Safety Award winner Bayson Oxuzidis with, from left, Chief Executive Officer Jim Vena; Bayson’s wife, Jennifer; and Eric Gehringer, Executive Vice President-Operations. (UP Photograph)
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Watch: Bayson Oxuzidis Trailblazes Path at UP

Under the harsh gaze of the Sonoran sun, one leader’s approach to safety is as relentless as the desert heat itself. That quiet force is Bayson Oxuzidis, a dedicated Union Pacific (UP)

Andy Muller, CEO and Founder of Reading Blue Mountain & Northern, was one of the 10 Most Influential Industry Leaders, as selected by Railway Age subscribers in 2023.

‘Influential Industry Leader’ Nominations Due Today, April 10

Railway Age subscribers: Don’t delay! Submit your nominations by April 10 for the fifth-annual 10 Most Influential Industry Leaders poll.

Union Pacific has partnered with Duncan and Son Lines, a family-owned logistics firm based in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, to provide drayage services between the its Phoenix Intermodal Terminal and nearby distribution centers. (Caption and Photograph Courtesy of POLB)
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The Year of Rail: Making Cargo Connections

Over the past two decades, the Port of Long Beach (POLB) has completed 10 major projects valued at more than $500 million to modernize its rail network for speeding cargo in and

The Operations and Maintenance Facility (East) is a LEED Gold certified facility. (Caption and Photograph Courtesy of Sound Transit)
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Sustainability: Core Feature of Sound Transit’s Eastside Light Rail Base

With all the environmentally friendly features of the 2 Line at Sound Transit, it seems only fitting that the new light rail service will open during Earth Month.

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May 8, a Pivotal Day, Then and Now

May 8 is a big day in railroad history. The transcontinental railroad was completed on May 8, 1869. It was a remarkable achievement that profoundly changed the country by opening the western

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