Freight rail seeks ways to stay afloat amid sinking rail volumes

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; November 24, 2019 As the freight rail industry looks ahead to 2020, the leaders of…

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Can precision scheduled railroading save the railroads’ third-quarter profits?

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; October 10, 2019 As the third-quarter earnings season kicks off next week for the Class…

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Customers cheer regulator’s action against railroad demurrage charges

By Ellen Schneider and Will Robinson, Jacksonville Business Journal; October 8, 2019 The Surface Transportation Board is “deeply troubled” and…

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Kansas City Southern sues union over issue of train crew size

By Brian Kaberline, Editor, Kansas City Business Journal; October 8, 2019 Kansas City Southern is among a group of eight…

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Class One Railroads: How Did Things Get So Bad?

By Steve Banker, Contributor, Forbes; June 12, 2019 On May 22nd and May 23rd, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) held…

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Precision Scheduled Railroading: For employees, pain, no gain

By William C. Keppen, Jr., Railway Age Magazine; June 10, 2019 Six out of the seven Class I freight railroads in…

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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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History Abounds Inside and Outside New Orleans’ Union Passenger Terminal

By Matt Haines, Very Local New Orleans; April 25, 2019 It’s likely most New Orleanians know the Union Passenger Terminal…

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Opinion: The railroads still belong to Hunter Harrison — even now that he’s gone

By Howard Green, Financial Post; January 24, 2019 Anyone who can furnish a resume showing they worked under four-time railroad…

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Three companies and what they said about precision railroading in their earnings calls

By John Kingston, Freight Waves; January 22, 2019 Three sides of the move to precision railroading (PSR) were on display…

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Kansas City Southern joins the move to precision railroading and now it’s almost unanimous

By John Kingston, Freight Waves; January 18, 2019 Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KCS) is going down the precision railroading track.…

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Fixing Chicago’s freight rail congestion

By Katie Pyzyk, Smart Cities Dive; November 12, 2018 As goods and raw materials make their way to all parts…

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Kansas City Southern may follow Union Pacific’s lead on precision scheduled railroading

By Edwin Lopez, Supply Chain Dive; October 26, 2018   Kansas City Southern (KCS) is closely watching Union Pacific’s transition…

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Kansas City Southern posts record Q2 results

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 20, 2018 Kansas City Southern today reported record second-quarter results that topped Wall Street estimates…

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Class I railroads continue the longer-train trend

By Jeff Stagl, Managing Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 2018 At any given time on Class Is’ networks, trains stretching…

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Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Fighting For Members’ Jobs At The US/Mexican border

A press release from the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen; June 27, 2018: INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/…

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GE gets yet another big order for railroad locomotives at its Fort Worth, Texas plant

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; June 21, 2018 FORT WORTH – General Electric’s railroad locomotive plant in Fort Worth…

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Kansas City Southern results hurt by U.S. rail congestion

By Staff, Reuters; April 20, 2018 April 20 (Reuters) – Kansas City Southern, a regional U.S. railroad with extensive operations…

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Surface Transportation Board wants Class I service updates

By Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor, Railway Age Magazine; March 21, 2018 Complaints by grain shippers and automakers have spurred the…

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Two Major Unions Join In Ratifying Agreements With The Freight Railroads

A press release from National Railway Labor Conference: Accords now cover more than 81,000 employees in national bargaining ARLINGTON, Va.,…

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Kansas City Southern Announces Results of 17th Annual Holiday Express Fundraising Campaign

A press release from Kansas City Southern; November 6, 2017: KANSAS CITY, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) announced…

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Railroads, shippers assess damage wrought by two historic storms

By Julie Sneider, Senior Associate Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 2017 As of late September, railroads and transit agencies affected…

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Freight Railroads Reach Agreement With Six Unions

A press release from the National Railway Labor Conference: WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Railway Labor Conference announced…

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