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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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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CSX’s Ed Harris at American Association of Railroad Superintendents: Straight Talk on Precision Scheduled Railroading

By Jim Blaze, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; July 29, 2019 CSX Executive Vice President Operations Ed Harris addressed his…

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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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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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Analysis: greed powers value for major North American railroads

By Alessandro Pasetti, The Loadstar; April 29, 2019 You already know that rail operators across North America are capitalising on the…

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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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Norfolk Southern railroad hauls in 23% more profit

By Josh Funk, Associated Press, Herald & Review; April 24, 2019 OMAHA, Neb. — Norfolk Southern Corp. delivered a 23%…

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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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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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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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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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