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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Precision Scheduled Railroading: How Conrail Showed the Way

By Jim Blaze, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 30, 2019 Before CN or CSX rolled out Precision Scheduled Railroading…

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Pennsylvania Department Of Transportation: Rail service expansion takes ‘critical’ step with Norfolk Southern study

By Mark Pesto, The Tribune-Democrat; November 5, 2019 A study currently being conducted by Norfolk Southern Corp. represents “the first…

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North Carolina: End of an era? Durham’s Can Opener bridge on Gregson Street will be raised next week

By Richard Stradling, The News & Observer; October 22, 2019 DURHAM The famed Can Opener bridge over Gregson Street may…

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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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Keeping Track With Rail Realignment in Wilmington, North Carolina

By Laura Moore, Greater Wilmington Business Journal; October 4, 2019 When the city set out to find a person to…

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Norfolk Southern rail bridge collapses in Missouri flooding

By Nick Austin, Director of Weather Analytics and Senior Meteorologist, Freight Waves; October 3, 2019 A railroad bridge used by…

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This Boise, Idaho company says the nations 4 largest railroads violated antitrust law

By John Sowell, Idaho Statesman; October 2, 2019 The Amalgamated Sugar Co., the Boise-based company thatmakes sugar for food producers…

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Alcoa, Nova and others allege price-fixing by big U.S. railroads

By Patricia Sabatini, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; October 2, 2019 Pittsburgh-based Alcoa Corp., Nova Chemicals Inc. in Moon and several other companies…

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Progress pics: Norfolk Southern HQ taking shape in Midtown Atlanta

By Amy Wenk, Staff Writer, Atlanta Business Chronicle; October 1, 2019 The new $575 million Atlanta headquarters of Norfolk Southern…

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FreightCar America will close Roanoke, Virginia plant and open a new one in Mexico

By David C. Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; October 1, 2019 The Roanoke Times is reporting that FreightCar American plans…

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Hyundai and Kia file huge lawsuit against 4 biggest US railroads

By Kyle Hyatt, Road/Show By CNET; October 1, 2019 Remember in There Will Be Blood when Daniel Plainview got all…

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Norfolk Southern might owe millions for alleged contract breach

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; September 24, 2019 Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) could be forced to pay millions of dollars…

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Claude Mongeau elected to Norfolk Southern board of directors

A press release from Norfolk Southern Corporation; September 23, 2019: NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Claude Mongeau has…

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Rail agency blames Station Square derailment on broken rail, inspector oversights

By Bob Bauder, Staff Writer, Tribune-Review; September 6, 2019 An inspector for a Kansas-based company committed “serious oversights” in Pittsburgh…

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Editorial: Roanoke, Virginia shouldn’t be sentimental about Norfolk Southern; it’s not sentimental about us

By The Editorial Board, The Roanoke Times; September 6, 2019 Norfolk Southern has furloughed 130 employees in Roanoke and one…

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Federal Railroad Administration releases draft environmental documents for Long Bridge project in Virginia

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 6, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the District of Columbia Department of Transportation…

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Opinion: Gulf Coast Passenger Rail project could hurt Port of Mobile, Alabama economic development

By Sean Ross, Yellowhammer; September 6, 2019 MONTGOMERY — A passenger rail service from Mobile to New Orleans sounds nice,…

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Advocates continue pushing for more passenger rail service from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the east

By Ed Blazina, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; August 26, 2019 After more than 10 years of discussing, studying and lobbying about more…

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Norfolk Southern says operational changes key to boosting 2019 profits

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; July 25, 2019 Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) expects continued operational changes will help boost profits…

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Cleanup of spilled coal in Southeastern Virginia’s Great Dismal Swamp to take weeks

By The Associated Press; Richmond Times-Dispatch; June 28, 2019 CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — The cleanup of a coal train derailment…

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Cleanup begins after 3,600 tons of coal spill into the Great Dismal Swamp in Southeastern Virginia

By Julia Varnier and Erin Miller, WTKR 3 CBS; June 27, 2019 SUFFOLK, Va. – Amtrak service in and out…

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Train derailment sent 36 cars full of coal into the Great Dismal Swamp in Southeastern Virginia

By Robyn Sidersky, Staff Writer, The Virginian-Pilot; June 26, 2019 Thirty-six railroad cars full of coal went off the tracks…

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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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