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Thursday, October 16, 2014

In light on various service-related freight railroad service issues, the Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) recently announced it is now requiring Class I railroads to publicly file weekly data reports on service performance. These weekly reports are slated to begin on October 22.
Posted on 10/16 at 01:00 PM
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CSX reported it had record third quarter earnings of $509 million or $0.51 per share, which was up 10.6 percent annually over $455 million and $0.45 per share and ahead of Wall Street estimates of $0.48 per share.
Posted on 10/15 at 09:08 AM
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Monday, October 13, 2014

The Wall Street Journal reported that this merger, which would have brought together two of North America’s largest rail operators, was rejected by CSX, adding it was not clear if CP would continue to make further efforts.
Posted on 10/13 at 10:44 AM
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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

When publicly-traded Class I freight railroad and intermodal service providers issued second quarter earnings results earlier this summer, the topic of less than ideal service on the rails was a common theme within the earnings releases and question and answer sessions with top management at those companies.
Posted on 09/02 at 09:47 AM
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

With an eye on making transportation of crude oil by rail (CBR) and ethanol safer following various tragic accidents over the last year, the United States Department of Transportation yesterday released details regarding its rulemaking proposal designed to improve how large quantities of flammable materials by rail can be moved in a safer manner.
Posted on 07/24 at 12:43 PM
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Friday, June 27, 2014

Weekly intermodal volumes set an all-time record for the second straight week at 272,553 containers and trailers for a 7.8 percent year-over-year boost. The week ending June 14 now stands as the runner-up for weekly volumes at 270,243.
Posted on 06/27 at 08:25 AM
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Friday, June 13, 2014

Carloads for the week ending June 7 were up 5.3 percent at 292,924, and intermodal trailers and containers were up 6.8 percent at 269,823.
Posted on 06/13 at 07:52 AM
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Sunday, June 01, 2014

Through record-high investments and a keen focus on service, rail and intermodal providers are still delivering on their service promise to shippers—and doing it with improved efficiency. Our panel of top analysts takes a deep dive into what railroads are doing to stay lean and powerful during these still uncertain times.
Posted on 06/01 at 09:00 PM
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In casual conversation with friends, it surprises me how many myths still exist around moving freight by rail. “It must be slow, unmanageable, old fashioned.” Rail seems to conjure memories of pillows of steam hovering over charming brick stations, or lonely whistles heard from a distant train snaking through the countryside.
Posted on 06/01 at 09:00 AM
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Friday, May 30, 2014

Carloads were up 6.8 percent at 300,936, and intermodal trailers and containers were up 8.6 percent at 269,444.
Posted on 05/30 at 03:38 AM
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