Sand, coal and chemicals topped rail shipments for the week of May 12, while intermodal traffic outdistanced carloads again.
WASHINGTON – Technology class was in session for Congress Monday, courtesy of Class I railroads.
The Association of American Railroads is offering an up-close view of technology as seen through a railroad lens.
The railroad – one of the drivers of the first industrial revolution – is joining up with the engine of the latest technology revolution.
Norfolk Southern in 2017 recorded record earnings and operating ratio, part of a “good story” that has carried over into 2018.
As the economy goes, so go the railroads, and the latest weekly data show an improving picture for carload commodities.
Autonomous rail technology is “inevitable,” says a Class I railroad, but blocked by restrictive federal regulations.
Freight traffic among U.S. railroads in April was 3.3% higher than the same month a year ago, according to the Association of American Railroads.
Intermodal traffic helped offset lower coal shipments and fuel record earnings at Norfolk Southern Corp.
Belt Railway Company of Chicago (BRC) President Pat O’Brien will be retiring this summer after 32 years with the railroad, the past 16 years as president. Norfolk Southern veteran Mike Grace will replace him.