Norfolk Southern made a key executive appointment as it took another step in its previously-announced plan to implement Precision Scheduled Railroading.
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.
To an industry that routinely faces the aftermath of flooding, mudslides, avalanches, hurricanes and even earthquakes, the concept of service disruption due to an erupting volcano seems almost unthinkable. But according to a recent study, and judging by the not-so-distant history of volcanoes in the U.S., some railroads are in fact quite vulnerable to such disasters, particularly in the Pacific Northwest.
The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay will restart rail operations on its renamed subsidiary, Coos Bay Rail Line, on port-owned rail November 1.
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.
The Port of Los Angeles – the busiest U.S. container gateway – gets a state grant for $21.6 million to move ahead with the Terminal Island Railyard Enhancement Project.
Union Pacific reported record 3Q18 financials on Oct. 25, and at the same time confirmed a major restructuring program that, among other provisions, will involve several waves of layoffs beginning in the fourth quarter.
If the latest commodity carload data are any indication, there could be uncertainty ahead for the U.S. economic rally.
As a way to circumvent the highway congestion around the Port of Portland, neighboring sites are vying to develop an inland intermodal facility in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
Development is under way on what is being billed as the largest rail-served industrial park in the Denver area.