freight containers

Amazon steps into the freight rail industry with branded containers

Amazon has not quite yet taken over the world, but it continues to get in position to be the global ruler.

short line railroad

Short line railroad company in Denver receives settlement to move track

If you pay someone enough they will leave.

passenger rail

Florida’s Brightline passenger rail expands on success

Work with what is there. That usually is the calling following one of two things: an awful haircut or a bad paint job. Workers on Florida’s Brightline project, however, never felt more

railroad news

Bells & Whistles—Episode 7

What were the top news stories RT&S was following the week ending Sept. 6? Watch the latest episode of Bells & Whistles by clicking here. For the latest news, go to


FRA report confirms Norfolk Southern derailment in Pittsburgh could have been prevented

A Norfolk Southern Railway train derailment at Pittsburgh’s Station Square last year could have been prevented. According to a Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) report, a broken rail was discovered weeks before the

rail bridges

BNSF gets the OK to build two new rail bridges in northern Idaho

The U.S. Coast Guard has approved the construction of a pair of rail bridges that will span Lake Pend Oreille and Sand Creek in northern Idaho.


Class 1 freight heading towards a black hole, and that black hole is coal; Union Pacific cuts overall volume projections

Americans are using less coal, and Class 1 railroads are running down the track towards a wall.

intermodal rail

After verbal fallout, Union Pacific cancels industry-first fine system

Union Pacific’s tough talk did not last very long in the ring.

short line railroad

Short line railroad track in Minn. literally falling apart as search for funds continues

A short line railroad track that runs in Rock and Nobles counties in Minnesota needs to be able to haul flammable liquids by May 1, 2023. If that is the case, it

Norfolk Southern

Norfolk Southern cuts payroll at two locomotive shops, blames drop in demand for machine repair

Norfolk Southern furloughed approximately 130 locomotive shop workers, ranging from electricians to boilermakers, in Roanoke, Va. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union representative Shannon Spotswood does not think the workers released on