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.

Commentary

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

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Class I Briefs: NS, CN, UP/BNSF, CPKC (UPDATED)

Norfolk Southern (NS) hosts students at its Decatur Terminal for a behind-the-scenes tour. Also, CN completes the first of two derailment training sites; the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agency suspends BNSF and Union Pacific (UP) from its Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) program; and Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) plans a tour to mirror the monarch biological corridor.

Cowen Global Transport Conference Takeaways, Day 1

Reporting on the Cowen and Company Global Transport Conference in Bosto, Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl and analysts Matt Elkott and Adam Kramer offer these observations taken from the conference’s railcar/locomotive builder and Class I railroad panels, with a large trucker and a logistics/LTL company added for deeper perspective:

Tennison named UP Chief Strategy Officer

Union Pacific on July 26 appointed 26-year veteran Lynden Tennison Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, effective Aug. 1. Tennison has been Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer since February 2005.

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Near-record intermodal rail volume as trucking rates edge toward historic highs

Railroads continue to benefit from a multiplicity of issues throttling the trucking industry, as tight capacity and higher rates push more traffic to the rails.

UP taps Progress Rail for switcher repowers

Union Pacific is partnering with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District to repower 10 low-horsepower diesel-electric locomotives into new EPA Tier 4-compliant switchers.

UP, National Park Foundation forge partnership

Union Pacific notes that its history with the U.S. National Parks system “started with the creation of iconic western parks like Yellowstone, Zion, Grand Canyon and Death Valley, when the railroad provided access to pristine landscapes that were otherwise virtually impossible to visit.”

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Union Pacific sets $8.1M for Minnesota, Montana

Union Pacific  announced it will invest a total $8.1 million in 2018 in its infrastructure in Minnesota and Montana.

Best-ever month for chem carloads

Railroads in the United States originated 1,028,141 carloads in February, down 0.3% from the same month in 2017, the Association of American Railroads said.