Commentary: The good and bad of precision scheduled railroading

By Ben Thrower, Contributor, Freight Waves; November 1, 2019 The railroads have been riding a bumpy track for the past…

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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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Activist investor who brought change to CSX sells sizable portion of shares

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; October 18, 2019 CSX Corp. (Nasdaq: CSX) has agreed to buy back 4.7…

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Opinion by Ty Dragoo: Railroads owe American taxpayers, not Wall Street

By Ty Dragoo, Special to GateHouse Kansas, Leavenworth Times; October 15, 2019 America’s railroads are going through a round 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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Workin’ on the railroad—man or machine?

By David C. Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; September 3, 2019 Since shortly after World War II, the number of…

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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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Union Pacific laying off workers in Illinois as it streamlines operations

By Abdel Jimenez, Chicago Tribune; July 10, 2019 Union Pacific is scaling back operations at two facilities in Illinois as…

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Union Pacific’s new reservation system set to kick in with fines

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; July 8, 2019 You have 24 hours. That’s it. With precision scheduled railroading now…

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Union leaders criticize precision scheduled railroading

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; June 21, 2019 The implementation of precision scheduled railroading (PSR) has contributed to dwindling morale…

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Operating ratio is CSX Corp. scorecard, CEO James Foote says

By Mark Basch, Contributing Writer, Jacksonville Daily Record; June 6, 2019 As far as James Foote is concerned, one number…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Frank Wilner Opinion: Beware the operating ratio trap

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; February 11, 2019 Watching Washington, February 2019: Sizzle sells…

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Precision Crew Scheduling: What would Hunter say?

By William C. Keppen, Jr., Railway Age Magazine; February 8, 2019 I knew Hunter Harrison when he was a Burlington Northern…

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British Columbia: Doomed Canadian Pacific freight train had speed control problems hours before derailment, says railway source

By Bill Kaufmann, Calgary Herald; February 6, 2019 The freight train involved in a fatal derailment was flagged for speed…

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