Rail freight sees first decline in months

After a mostly steady climb through this year, rail freight volumes on Class I railroads are on a downgrade, and uncertainty in 2019 is looming like a blind curve in the dark.

Oil, grain turn in better week as GM shutdowns loom for 2019

GM’s planned plant closings shadowed already-declining shipments of vehicles moving by rail in the U.S. despite a bounceback by commodities in the latest week’s data.

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Rail freight traffic loses speed in latest week

Amid roiling markets, weaker commodities and intermodal shipments may be signaling a correction for U.S. rail freight.

Veteran power salutes veterans: KCS

In observation of Veterans Day (Nov. 12) in the United States, Kansas City Southern (KCS) unveiled 4006, a 13-year-old EMD SD70ACE based at the railroad’s Shreveport, La., Locomotive Shop, newly painted in a U.S. flag- and military-inspired scheme. KCS hosted a photo shoot with the locomotive and its Shreveport-based military active-duty and veteran employees.

Grain off as crude again powers U.S. carloads

Surging shipments of crude-by-rail are fast putting other commodities in the rearview, while U.S. trade policy slows grain exports by domestic growers, according to the Association of American Railroads.

Carloads slow rail freight through October

Carload commodity freight on U.S. railroads continued to slow but intermodal shipments set a brisker pace through the first 10 months of this year.

AAR: Carloads, intermodal growth slows

If the latest commodity carload data are any indication, there could be uncertainty ahead for the U.S. economic rally.

Record revenues for Kansas City Southern

Despite some network issues, Kansas City Southern saw record revenues in the third quarter that, at $699 million, were 6% higher from a year ago.

Crude pumps up weekly carload report

Commodity and intermodal rail traffic continued to finished in positive territory for the latest week, but at a much slower pace than earlier in the year.

Rail a critical link as planners honor Port NOLA’s strategic vision

With rail as a central piece, the Port of New Orleans saw its development plans honored as it transforms the busiest U.S. Gulf maritime gateway.

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