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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Alaska Railroad income beats expectations in 2018

By Elwood Brehmer, Alaska Journal of Commerce; April 12, 2019 The Alaska Railroad Corp. managed to turn an $18 million…

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Germany: DB Network receives 72,000 requests from 430 operators for 2020 timetable slots

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; April 16, 2019 More than 430 operators are currently operating 40,000 services a day…

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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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New Congress, New Faces, New Challenges

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; April 16, 2019 LEGISLATIVE REPORT, APRIL 2019 – Knock,…

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Trump Plan to Ship Natural Gas by Rail Stokes ‘Bomb Train’ Fears

By Jennifer A Dlouhy, Bloomberg; April 11, 2019 President Donald Trump wants to allow natural gas to be shipped in…

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Shortline railroads essential to the success of precision railroading

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; April 10, 2019 Precision scheduled railroading (PSR) can’t succeed if the Class I railroads aren’t…

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Glenview, Illinois trustees approve additional funding for Amtrak Hiawatha line opposition, pushing total to $541,000

By Alexandra Kukulka, Reporter, Chicago Tribune; April 9, 2019 Glenview has allocated another $36,000 from the 2019 budget toward finding…

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National Transportation Safety Board: CSX workers were walking on Amtrak tracks when they were struck and killed in 2017

By Ashley Halsey III, The Washington Post; April 9, 2019 Two CSX railroad workers who were struck and killed by…

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Fourth Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the Railway Association of Canada and the Federal Government for Reducing Locomotive Emissions

A press release from the Railway Association of Canada; April 9, 2019: OTTAWA, April 9, 2019 /CNW/ – The Railway of…

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Precision railroading – is it real or hype?

By Jim Blaze, Freight Waves; April 9, 2019 “What is behind PSR modeling?”  Does it really work? Six of the…

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After Iowa Pacific in New York State: Bids requested on rail line to North Creek

By Michael Virtanen, Adirondack Explorer; April 8, 2019 Warren County and the Town of Corinth have requested bids by April…

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Clark-Parsons rebuilds century-old CSX DC tunnel despite pitfalls

By Joe Beeton, Construction Dive; April 3, 2019 When one of the continent’s largest rail providers learned more than a…

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CSX closes Russell, Kentucky locomotive facility; 113 jobs lost

By FRED PACE, The Herald-Dispatch; April 6, 2019 RUSSELL, Ky. — CSX announced Friday morning to employees at its Russell, Kentucky,…

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The Pizza-and-Beer Train: New York City’s Hidden Railroad

By Corey Kilgannon, The New York Times; April 7, 2019 Ask a New Yorker about their opinion regarding trains and…

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Communication key to successful transition to precision railroading

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; April 5, 2019 Precision scheduled railroading (PSR) could benefit customers and shippers, but its deployment…

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Canada: Alberta’s plan to lease rail cars to move stuck crude expected to reap $2.2 billion in profit

By Lisa Stevens, Dover Daily News; April 5, 2019 Alberta is preparing a giant crude-by-rail operation to help its oilsands…

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Death by Rail: What We’re Finally Learning About Preventing Wildlife-train Collisions

By Tara Lohan, The Revelator; April 5, 2019 Last year a terrible accident in India made headlines around the world.…

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Sacramento, California to Commemorate 150th Anniversary of the Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad

By Traci Rockefeller Cusack, Sacramento Press; April 3, 2019 This year, the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation are proud…

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Wye construction set to begin in west Willmar, Minnesota

By Shelby Lindrud, West Central Tribune; April 4, 2019 WILLMAR — After over five years of meetings, plans and agreements,…

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Proposed Canadian Rail Transportation Regulations published in Part I of the Canada Gazette

A press release from the Canadian Transportation Agency; April 1, 2019: GATINEAU, QC, April 1, 2019 /CNW/ – The Canadian Transportation…

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Union Pacific storing locomotives in Klamath Falls, Oregon railyard

By GERRY O’BRIEN, Editor, Herald and News; April 2, 2019 Drivers, crossing the South Sixth Street overpass to the Union…

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Who besides the Chinese and Irish built the transcontinental railroad? Latter-day Saints — lots of them.

By Lee Davidson, The Salt Lake Tribune; April 2, 2019 Utah is about to throw a big celebration for the…

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Will rail freight service benefit from better technology?

By Jim Blaze, Freight Waves; March 29, 2019 Today, freight railroading has the opportunity to use two business processes to…

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Utah officials explode derailed Union Pacific train cars carrying propane

By The Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle; April 1, 2019 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities have exploded 11 rail…

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