Rail Freight

By LM Staff · October 28, 2011
Carload volume—at 301,864—was down 0.5 percent year-over-year and behind the week ending October 15, which hit 303,363.
By LM Staff · October 21, 2011
Carload volume—at 303,363—was flat on an annual basis.
By LM Staff · October 14, 2011
Carload volume—at 302,500—was up 2.1 percent annually and was behind the week ending October 1, which hit 312,170 carloads, and is the highest weekly carload mark for 2011, according to AAR data.
By Jeff Berman · October 13, 2011
Earlier this week, Class I rail carrier CSX announced that work it has made significant progress with its National Gateway project, with work either completed or construction underway at one-third of the National Gateway’s clearance projects.
By Jeff Berman · October 11, 2011
At a time when capacity tightness in some ways has become the new normal, the differences between fixed and variable capacity are different than they used to be in some ways, according to FTR Associates Partner Noel Perry.
By LM Staff · October 7, 2011
Intermodal sets 2011 weekly record for second straight week.
By Jeff Berman · September 30, 2011
The Western Coal Traffic League filed a petition with the Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) requesting that the STB issue an order that would adjust the Uniform Railroad Costing System of Class I railroad carrier BNSF Railway Company.
By LM Staff · September 30, 2011
Carload volume—at 305,133—was up 1.1 percent annually and approached the week ending April 2, which hit 305,905 carloads, marking the highest weekly carload tally since the end of 2008.
By LM Staff · September 23, 2011
Carload volume—at 299,914—was down 1.4 percent year-over-year and was up compared to last week’s 278,382.
By LM Staff · September 16, 2011
Carload volume—at 278,382—was up 0.1 percent year-over-year and was down compared to the previous three weeks.
By LM Staff · September 8, 2011
August carloads—at 1,482,570—were down 0.3 percent annually. Intermodal—at 1,179,838 trailers and containers—was up 0.4 percent compared to August 2010.
By LM Staff · September 2, 2011
Carload volume—299,943—was down 0.8 percent annually and was down compared to 300,521 during the week of August 20.
By Jeff Berman · August 30, 2011
Class I rail carrier CSX recently announced it has invested $59 million in an intermodal terminal expansion in Columbus, Ohio, which is part of the company’s National Gateway initiative.
By LM Staff · August 26, 2011
Carload volume—at 300,521—was up 1.1 percent annually, and it was ahead of the week ending August 13, which hit 292,266 and the week ending August 6 at 287,329.
By Jeff Berman · August 24, 2011
The proposed changes would provide greater flexibility to railroads and the FRA in assessing the need for PTC without adversely affecting the safety of America’s rail lines.

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