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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Savvy shippers have found ways to put the nation’s rails back to work—and the railroads have flourished. But while current market conditions are favorable for shippers, questions remain over how the nation’s rail and intermodal network will respond when volume ratchets up past pre-recession levels.
Posted on 05/01 at 08:00 PM
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Friday, April 27, 2012

Carload volume—at 282,262—was down 3.6 percent annually and ahead of the week ending April 14 at 276,789 and the week ending April 7 at 270,974.
Posted on 04/27 at 08:09 AM
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Norfolk, Virginia-based carrier reported first quarter net income of $410 million—or $1.23 per share—which was up 26 percent compared to the first quarter of 2011 and ahead of Wall Street expectations of $1.12 per share.
Posted on 04/25 at 09:14 AM
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Class I railroad carrier CSX last night reported record first quarter earnings of $449 million and $0.43 per share. The earnings per share performance exceeded Wall Street expectations of $0.38 per share and was up 23 percent annually.
Posted on 04/18 at 10:55 AM
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Friday, April 13, 2012

Carload volume—at 270,974—was down 7.7 percent annually, and intermodal volumes—at 231,153—were up 1.1 percent.
Posted on 04/13 at 08:00 AM
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Friday, April 06, 2012

March carloads—at 1,123,298—were down 69,190 carloads or 1.9 percent annually. Intermodal—at 928,350 trailers and containers—was up 31,348 units or 2.4 percent compared to March 2011.
Posted on 04/06 at 09:51 AM
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Friday, March 30, 2012

Carload volume—at 278,393—was down 7.2 percent annually and slightly below the week ending March 17 at 278,420.
Posted on 03/30 at 09:34 AM
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Monday, March 26, 2012

Last week, the Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) held a public hearing to explore the impact of Berkshire Hathaway’s acquisition of the BNSF Railway Company on “certain costing determinations.”
Posted on 03/26 at 02:31 PM
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Friday, March 23, 2012

Carload volume—at 278,420—was down 5.3 percent annually and slightly below the week ending March 10 at 278,728 and also below the week ending March 3 at 283,312.
Posted on 03/23 at 09:21 AM
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Friday, March 16, 2012

Carload volume-at 278,728-was down 4.8 percent annually, and intermodal-at 226,039 trailers and containers—was up 4.2 percent annually.
Posted on 03/16 at 01:52 AM
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