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Sliding along the rails
Suppliers are improving wheel/rail lubrication programs with new formulations and improved modes to deliver friction modifiers on the rails for a smooth ride. Wheel/rail friction modifiers have been updated and…
Preparing for the winter wallop
Snow, ice, wind and slush can all wreck havoc on railroad operations. Winter is just a season for most of the lower 48. However, planning for winter and its slew…
Where will the money go in 2012?
Freight railroads gear up for a record year of capital spending estimated to reach the $13 billion mark. Class 1 railroad budgets are gearing up for another robust year and…
No award needed for safety
There is one thing I’ve learned most about railroads whether I’ve worked on the supply side or the publishing side of this industry: safety is a priority. These words rang…
USW members ratify new agreement
Canadian National said that members of the United Steelworkers have ratified a new collective agreement covering approximately 2,800 maintenance-of-way employees in Canada.
FRA proposes training standards for rail employees
The Federal Railroad Administration proposed a requirement that railroads must train and qualify employees in safety-related positions on federal railroad safety laws, regulations and orders.
NS names Weaver VP Labor Relations; Mobley retires
Scott Weaver has been named vice president labor relations for Norfolk Southern Corporation, effective March 1. He will report to John Rathbone, executive vice president administration.
Osage River bridge construction to begin this spring
Missouri transportation officials approved a project that will remove the last single-track bottleneck on the Union Pacific line between Jefferson City and St. Louis, Mo. The Missouri Highways and Transportation…
CN opens intermodal terminal in Chippewa Falls, Wis.
Canadian National opened its newest intermodal terminal at Chippewa Falls, Wis. The terminal, located 100 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul, offers Wisconsin and Minnesota customers new supply chain options to…
RailComm expands remote control yard system at BNSF Memphis
RailComm has expanded its existing yard system at BNSF's mechanical facility in Memphis, Tenn. RailComm's Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) System is used to remotely control derails.
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