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Friday, December 02, 2011

While the prospects of a national railroad strike were fairly high earlier in the week, the situation appears to be far less dire, with tentative agreements in place between major freight railroads and two of the three railroad labor unions that the railroads had yet to reach an agreement.
Posted on 12/02 at 10:54 AM
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Rail traffic continues to positively trend upward, with gains on both the carload and intermodal side for the week ending November 26 according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Posted on 12/02 at 08:24 AM
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

With the clock winding down, the ongoing dispute between railroad management and labor over contractual issues largely focused on health care and economic issues remains in flux.
Posted on 11/29 at 03:03 PM
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Monday, November 07, 2011

October carloads—at 1,215,627—were up 1.7 percent annually. And intermodal—at 975,566 trailers and containers—was up 3.6 percent compared to October 2010.
Posted on 11/07 at 01:08 PM
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Friday, 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.
Posted on 10/28 at 10:51 AM
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

As it has done many times in the past, Class I railroad carrier CSX led off the rail earnings season with a strong performance, reporting record-setting third quarter earnings of $506 million and $0.43 per share.
Posted on 10/19 at 01:14 PM
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Friday, 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.
Posted on 10/14 at 09:47 AM
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Thursday, 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.
Posted on 10/13 at 10:27 AM
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Tuesday, 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.
Posted on 10/11 at 12:50 PM
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Friday, 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.
Posted on 09/30 at 12:53 PM
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