Minnesota train derailment cleanup and noise continue

On Monday, RT&S reported on a Canadian Pacific derailment northwest of downtown Minneapolis, Minn., near the suburb of Plymouth. The city of Plymouth provided an update on its website and social media yesterday about the status of the cleanup.

CP suffers mainline derailment yesterday; operations restored this morning

A CP freight train derailed yesterday in Plymouth, Minn., northwest of Minneapolis.

BNSF suffers hazmat derailment near Ludlow, Calif.

A BNSF train traveling west on Wednesday derailed near Ludlow, Calif., in the Mojave Desert, not far from Interstate Highway 40.

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BNSF employee killed in rail operation

A BNSF employee was killed in the early morning hours of March 3 after becoming caught between two trains and crushed.

CSX suffers data exposure by hackers

CSX has been the victim of a ransomware attack, which became apparent when screenshots of internal CSX files were posted to a “leak site” yesterday. CSX told FreightWaves that it recently discovered the attack, and the only data stolen, as far as they know, was personal data of CSX employees, both active and retired.

Power provided by coal-fired plants drops as a result of pandemic

A new report shows a significant drop in electric power demand during pandemic.

R. J. Corman Railroad Group announces appointment of Ron Batory to board of directors

R. J. Corman Railroad Group, today announced that it has appointed former U.S. Department of Transportation FRA Administrator Ronald L. (Ron) Batory to its Board of Directors. Prior to his service in

Norfolk Southern reports Q4 2020 and Full-Year 2020 earnings

Norfolk Southern Corporation today reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2020 financial results. Fourth-quarter net income was $671 million, diluted earnings per share were $2.64, and the operating ratio improved to an all-time quarterly

NS, Comply365 deploy digital T&E Tools

Norfolk Southern’s “digital transformation” initiatives now include rulebooks, bulletins, special instructions, and other “mission-critical documents” that the railroad’s more-than 8,000 T&E (Train and Engine) workers—conductors, engineers and other field operating personnel—are required

CSX suffers derailment due to rockslide

When operating in mountainous territory, as is done by most Class 1 railroads, the threat of rock slides is ever-present. In the wee hours of Thursday morning, CSX experienced just that, and