Regulators take aim at CSX, railroads at two-day hearing

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; May 20, 2019 The Surface Transportation Board, a federal regulator, will hear from…

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Railroad’s shift to PSR model puts storage, railcar onus on shippers

By Michael Angell, Bulk and Intermodal Editor, Freight Waves; May 20, 2019 For years, shippers have tapped spare capacity of…

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Illinois: Geneva railroad expansion to start in 2020

By Susan Sarkauskas, Chicago Daily Herald; May 14, 2019 The construction of a third set of railroad tracks on the…

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Freight rail can be a model for the infrastructure of the future | Opinion

By Brad Drake, Tallahassee Democrat; May 8, 2019 States across the nation are grappling with how to keep up with…

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Union Pacific: Golden at 150

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; May 8, 2019 COVER STORY, MAY 2019 – Railway Age antecedent American…

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Railroads still lead in some ways, 150 years after Transcontinental Railroad

By Kurt Snibbe, Orange County Register; May 3, 2019 May 10 marks the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike ceremony…

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America Celebrates the Transcontinental Railroad

A press release from Union Pacific Railroad; May 2, 2019: The completion of the Transcontinental Railroad May 10, 1869, is…

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Union Pacific to celebrate 150th Anniversary of transcontinental railroad

By Brendan LaChance, Oil City News; May 1, 2019 CASPER, Wyo. — Union Pacific says that two of their historic…

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Kansas City Southern revises two service metrics

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; May 1, 2019 As part of the railroad’s precision scheduled railroading transition, Kansas City Southern has…

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Canadian crude by rail a ‘temporary’ solution to pipeline shortage: CN Rail CEO

By Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press, Financial Post; April 30, 2019 MONTREAL — The head of Canada’s largest railway says…

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U.S. freight railroads – real estate moguls?

By Jim Blaze, Freight Waves; April 30, 2019 The railroad business models like Precision Scheduled Railroading might be the hot…

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Analysis: greed powers value for major North American railroads

By Alessandro Pasetti, The Loadstar; April 29, 2019 You already know that rail operators across North America are capitalising on the…

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High winds cause BNSF freight train to derail in Chase County, Kansas

By News Staff, KAKE; April 29, 2019 MATFIELD GREEN, Kan. (KAKE) – Authorities say it could be early Tuesday morning…

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A fiery Fort Worth, Texas train derailment could change how railroads handle hazardous cargo

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; April 26, 2019 FORT WORTH Some tanker cars involved in a fiery train derailment…

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US rail freight operators capitalize on truck driver shortage to win new business

By Alexander Whiteman, The Loadstar; April 25, 2019 Rail operators across North America are continuing to capitalise on the dearth…

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Norfolk Southern poised to start next stage of new operating plan

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; April 25, 2019 Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) expects to have the next stage of its…

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Norfolk Southern railroad hauls in 23% more profit

By Josh Funk, Associated Press, Herald & Review; April 24, 2019 OMAHA, Neb. — Norfolk Southern Corp. delivered a 23%…

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Did heavy rainfall cause a train derailment, massive ethanol fire in Fort Worth?

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; April 24, 2019 FORT WORTH Did an incredibly powerful rainfall early Wednesday contribute to…

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Canadian Pacific: 1Q2019: ‘Strong momentum’

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; April 24, 2019 Canadian Pacific, coming off a tough winter, posted first-quarter…

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Precision Scheduled Railroading: Short-term gains, but at what cost?

By Dennis R. Pierce, National President, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, Railway Age Magazine; April 21, 2019 Much is…

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Union Pacific ‘pauses’ construction of new $550 million Texas rail yard

By Paul O’Donnell, Business Editor, The Dallas Morning News; April 20, 2019 Union Pacific is “pausing” construction of its new…

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Union Pacific operational overhaul gains traction, shares rise

By Lisa Baertlein and Rachit Vats, Reuters; April 18, 2019 (Reuters) – U.S. railroad operator Union Pacific Corp on Thursday…

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CSX first quarter results break another record

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; April 16, 2019 CSX Corp. boasted strong numbers across the board in the…

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Should the rail industry look beyond operating ratio?

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; April 11, 2019 With almost all of the Class I railroads transitioning to precision scheduling…

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