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The Strange Case of STB Laryngitis

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle weaved mysteries as no other, with his protagonist detective, Sherlock Holmes, well-tuned to the significance (The Adventure of Silver Blaze) of a watchdog not barking when it should.

UP: New Phoenix Terminal to Open in 2024

Union Pacific (UP) on Nov. 29 announced plans to open a new international intermodal terminal in the heart of Phoenix, “providing customers a sustainable rail option between ocean ports in the Los Angeles Basin and the nation’s fast-growing Southwest region.”

PCC Welding instructor Todd Barnett on Nov. 10, 2022, discussed the amenities of the mobile training center with Union Pacific. (Caption and Photograph Courtesy of PCC)

Class I Briefs: UP, CPKC

Union Pacific’s (UP) Mobile Welding and Skills Training Center opens in Portland, Ore. Also, Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) completes refurbishment work and testing of the 2816 steam locomotive.

UP3Q23: ‘Operationally, We Gained Momentum’

Union Pacific results for 2023’s third quarter reflected a drop in carloadings and a slight operating ratio uptick, and improvements in service quality, safety and equipment utilization. “We faced many challenges in

Norfolk Southern locomotives, led by 6920, the “Veterans Engine,” hauling Northrop Grumman SLS rocket components for Artemis II: Mission to the Moon through Atlanta, Ga.

Three Railroads and a Moon Shot

Apollo 17 in December 1972 was NASA’s final Project Apollo manned lunar mission. In November 2024, the agency returns to manned lunar spaceflight with Artemis II, a mission similar to Apollo 8

JTH Operating DTL

Jaguar Transport Holdings (JTH) has entered into an agreement with Union Pacific wholly owned subsidiary Loup Logistics to operate the Dallas Transload Solution (DTL) in Dallas, Tex. JTH expected to begin operations on Sept.

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It’s Tough to Run a Railroad

FINANCIAL EDGE, RAILWAY AGE SEPTEMBER 2023 ISSUE: It has been a tough summer for North American rail. There’s the ongoing scrutiny of potentially intimidating practices of the railroads against whistle blowers. Then