FreightWaves is reporting that Class 1 rail employment in December 2019, 131,486 workers, was the lowest number since January 2012. This data was provided by the Surface Transportation Board. These numbers represent
Author: David C. Lester
The Amtrak Cascades passenger train, #501, that derailed near Dupont, Washington on December 18, 2017, was operated by engineer Steven Brown. Brown filed a lawsuit against Amtrak this week, citing physical and emotional
Union Pacific Corporation today reported 2019 fourth quarter net income of $1.4 billion, or $2.02 per diluted share. This compares to $1.6 billion, or $2.12 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending January 18, 2020.
The site of a long inactive creosote processing facility in Houston’s Fifth Ward, owned by Union Pacific for the past twenty years, was the center of discussion at a recent community meeting.
When riding along the railroad, one can often see old ties bundled by the track that have been replaced by new ones, and clean-up of the old ties is time-consuming.
FreightWaves reports that groups of Canadian grain shippers are trying to figure out how the government can ensure grain shipments can continue in the event of a strike like the one against
Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE:KSU) reported strong fourth quarter and full year 2019 results, driven by implementation of Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR) principles. Fourth Quarter 2019 Fourth quarter revenues were $729.5 million,
CSX Corporation yesterday announced fourth quarter 2019 net earnings of $771 million, or $0.99 per share, versus $843 million, or $1.01 per share in the same period last year. CSX’s operating ratio
The Washington Post reports that Metro ridership, which has been on a downward trend for several years, was up 4 percent in 2019 compared to 2018. In 2019, 182 million trips were