150 years ago Andrew Russell photographed the glory, and horror, of the railroad push west

By Liesl Bradner, Los Angeles Times; May 23, 2019 The famous image was taken 150 years ago: On May 10,…

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As shippers complain about surging railroad fees, regulator considers turning the tables

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; May 23, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. — An attempt to curtail surging railroad fees that…

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The Chinese who built America’s Transcontinental railroad are recognised, at last

By Alan Chin, Post Magazine, South China Morning Post; May 23, 2019 Connie Young Yu has put forward her arguments…

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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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Man convicted of stealing Hammond, Indiana railroad bridge seeks new trial

By Craig Lyons, Chicago Tribune; May 20, 2019 A Whiting man convicted of stealing a decommissioned Hammond railroad bridge is…

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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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Amtrak and the U.S. freight railroads – what’s the essential business model difference?

By Jim Blaze, Freight Waves; May 11, 2019 The physical similarity between Amtrak and freight railroads in the United States…

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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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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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How railroads are keeping trains safe from hackers

By Steven Melendez, Fast Company; April 29, 2019 Railroads have historically focused on safety, from ensuring tracks and trains are…

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U.S. rail panel proposes overhaul to rate dispute process

From Argus Media; April 29, 2019 A federal task force has proposed major changes to the way US regulators assess…

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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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Golden Spike celebrations across Utah have taken years of preparation, planning

By ANNA BURLESON, Special to the Standard-Examiner; April 28, 2019 It could be a play, a street festival, a photography…

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Ogden, Utah prepares for Heritage Festival, 150th anniversary of Transcontinental Railroad

By Hunter Geisel, KUTV CBS 2; April 28, 2019 (KUTV) — The city of Ogden is preparing itself for the…

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150th anniversary of the first transcontinental railroad anniversary celebrations and history in Council Bluffs, Iowa

By Ashley English, Council Bluffs Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Daily Nonpareil; April 28, 2019 This year marks the 150th…

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‘Amtrak Joe’ joins the race

By Sam Mintz, Politico Morning Transportation; April 26, 2019 STB SHOWDOWN: Dozens of companies have signed up to testify at…

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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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