Filed in Railroad Shipping
Sunday, June 01, 2014
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.
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.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Carloads were up 4.4 percent at 298,932, and intermodal was up 6.8 percent at 267,061.
Posted on 05/23 at 09:02 AM
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Friday, April 18, 2014
Carloads—at 295,294—were up 7.2 percent annually, and intermodal trailers and containers were up 9.3 at 264,382.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Carloads—at 296,039—were up 5.4 percent annually, and intermodal saw a 12.6 annual increase at 261,084 trailers and containers.
Friday, April 04, 2014
Intermodal—at 1,025,907 containers and trailers—were up 9.9 percent, or 92,661 units, annually, and carloads—at 1,156,697—were up 3.5 percent, or 36,628 carloads, compared to March 2013.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Carloads—at 291,525—were up 4.5 percent annually, and intermodal was up 10.6 percent at 260,713 containers and trailers.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Carloads—at 274,480—were down 1 percent annually, and intermodal was up 3.7 percent compared to the same week last year at 244,015 containers and trailers
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
With a sharp eye on safety in the wake of tragic accidents from crude by rail (CBR) operations, major U.S.-based Class I railroads and United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently rolled out what they described as a rail operations safety initiative comprised of new voluntary operating standards for moving crude by rail.
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Friday, February 21, 2014
Charles W. “Wick” Moorman told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce second annual infrastructure that he was “optimistic” that new and improved methods of hauling crude on rails will be found that will make the system even safer.