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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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Class I railroad carrier CN said this week it has introduced new import/export container train services between the Port of Prince Rupert, British Columbia and Calgary and Edmonton, effective June 2012.
Friday, March 09, 2012
February carloads—at 1,410,992—were down 1.9 percent annually. And intermodal—at 1,122,458 trailers and containers—was up 2.4 percent compared to February 2011.
Friday, March 02, 2012
Earlier today, Class I railroad carrier Union Pacific reported that Chairman, President and CEO James R. Young is taking a medical leave of absence while being treated for pancreatic cancer.
Carload volume—at 281,644—was down 5 percent annually and slightly behind the week ending February 18 at 281,989.
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Friday, February 10, 2012
Carload volume—284,546—was up 6.2 percent annually—and was slightly ahead of the week ending January 28 at 283,654 and ahead of the week ending January 21 at 287,734 and behind the week ending January 14 at 298,560.