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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Manteca, California: GET READY FOR 135 TRAINS A DAY

By Dennis Wyatt, Manteca Bulletin; October 11, 2019 Union Pacific Railroad has put Manteca on notice to expect 135 trains…

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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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Chicago Metra to construct third track on Union Pacific West Line

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 4, 2019 Metra and Union Pacific Railroad announced that on Oct. 8 crews will begin…

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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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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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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Was Inspired by a True Story. Here’s How the Real Bandits Began Their Life of Crime

By Daniel S. Levy/LIFE Books, Time; September 23, 2019 Just after two in the morning on June 2, 1899, two…

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Why Trump Should Stop the Reregulation of Freight Rail

A Commentary By Stephen Moore, Rasmussen Reports; August 20, 2019 Recently, two major railroad operators, CSX and Union Pacific, reported…

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Union Pacific: ‘We want your business’

By David Taylor, Houston Chronicle; July 25, 2019 Union Pacific (UP) is hanging out their Open for Business sign. The…

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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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Dozens of brand-new Jeeps, pickups destroyed as 33-car train derails, Nevada cops say

By Jared Gilmour, Belleview News-Democrat; July 10, 2019 A train derailment in rural Nevada on Wednesday morning crushed and destroyed…

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California: Merced to Bay Area high-speed rail preferred alternatives released

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; July 8, 2019 The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) released the State’s Preferred Alternatives…

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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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Capitol Corridor increases train speeds in California

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 18, 2019 A new Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) timetable took effect yesterday, reducing…

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California: Rail Traffic Across Altamont Pass Halted As Pg&E Crews Working On Gas Leak Near Tracks In Livermore

By Bay City News Service, SFGate.com; June 13, 2019 Rail traffic across the Altamont Pass in unincorporated Alameda County was…

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Wisconsin: Chippewa Valley Eyeing Private-Public Partnership For Passenger Rail

By John Davis, Wisconsin Public Radio; June 12, 2019 The Chippewa Valley is taking a different approach to bringing passenger…

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Phoenix, Arizona’s Historic Union Station Goes Up for Sale

By Elizabeth Whitman, Phoenix New Times; June 12, 2019 Phoenix’s historic Union Station is for sale. The property went on…

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Missouri: Feds award $28.8 million grant to help pay for MacArthur Bridge rehab in St. Louis

By Mark Schlinkmann, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; June 11, 2019 ST. LOUIS — A $28.8 million federal grant will pay for…

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A railroad engineer who documents Wyoming’s coal country in photos

By Alan Rogers, Digital Editor, Casper Star Tribune; May 31, 2019 Alan Nash is a Union Pacific engineer from Scottsbluff,…

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Nebraska: Army Corps of Engineers says railroads did not have permission to build causeways in Platte River

By Michelle Bandur, KETV ABC 7; May 30, 2019 PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. — As two railroad causeways in Cass County come…

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CREATE partners complete BNSF Western Avenue Corridor project in Chicago

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; May 30, 2019 A BNSF Railway Co. project designed to eliminate train delays in the Chicago…

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150 years ago Andrew Russell photographed the glory, and horror, of the railroad push west

By Liesl Bradner, Los Angeles Times; May 23, 2019 The famous image was taken 150 years ago: On May 10,…

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The Chinese who built America’s Transcontinental railroad are recognised, at last

By Alan Chin, Post Magazine, South China Morning Post; May 23, 2019 Connie Young Yu has put forward her arguments…

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