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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Canadian National building strong momentum into 2019

A press release from Canadian National Railway; January 29, 2019: Q4 results driven by solid top-line growth and significantly improved…

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Union Pacific’s customer conversations ‘haven’t been easy’ amid PSR transition

By Emma Cosgrove, Supply Chain Drive; January 28, 2019 Dive Brief: Union Pacific (UP) is ahead of schedule on its…

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Union Pacific reports strong earnings, but job cuts are likely as executives tout cost-cutting moves

By Brad Davis, Business Editor, Omaha World-Herald; January 24, 2019 Union Pacific reported better-than-expected quarterly profits Thursday as the company…

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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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A former counsel of the chief rail U.S rail regulator wonders about its future mission

By John Kingston, Freight Waves; January 14, 2019 With precision railroading looming as the dominant operating strategy in the North…

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Frac sand producers spent millions and filled wetlands for now underused rail yards in Wisconsin

By Chris Hubbuch, Madison.com; December 17, 2018 In 2016, the startup frac sand producer Smart Sand began construction on a…

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The Daily CSX: CSX shareholders suing board of directors over Hunter Harrison’s hiring

By Andrew Pantazi, The Florida Times-Union; December 14, 2018 A Jacksonville judge may soon decide if CSX shareholders have the…

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Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific enacting intermodal interline service changes

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; December 11, 2018 On Monday Feb. 11, 2019, Norfolk Southern and Union…

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CSX is not ruling out a merger

By Edwin Lopez, Supply Chain Dive; November 30, 2018 Dive Brief: CSX CEO Jim Foote said he would not rule…

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CSX CEO waxes philosophical about Precision Scheduled Railroading, and says the customer is at the core

By John Kingston, Executive Editor; November 28, 2018 It’s been almost a year since CSX (NYSE: CSX) CEO and industry…

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Why Some Kids Might Get Their Presents Late This Christmas

By Matthew Buck, Washington Monthly; November 23, 2018 This holiday season, Americans are expected to spend a record $720 billion…

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Canadian Pacific, Precision Scheduled Railroading and the post-Hunter Harrison era — analysis by Tony Hatch

By Tony Hatch, Progressive Railroading Magazine; November 2018 On Oct. 4, Canadian Pacific held its first Investor Day in the…

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Introduction to precision railroading, part 3: where do we go from here?

By Brian Bowers, Contributor, Freight Waves; November 5, 2018 Last week we began exploration of the definition of precision railroading…

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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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