Category: News

BNSF wins coal contract, to activate trackage rights over Union Pacific in Missouri

Rights date to agreement from UP-SP merger Published by trains.com WASHINGTON – BNSF Railway will gain trackage rights over a short stretch of Union Pacific’s Jefferson City Subdivision in Missouri to begin serving a power plant 45 miles west of St. Louis. The 11.5 miles of trackage rights will allow BNSF to deliver coal trains […]

IAM District 9 Donates to Missouri Veterans

Members of IAM District 9 recently donated goods to the St. James Veterans Home in St. James, MO as a part of the IAM Midwest Territory’s “IAM H.E.L.P.S. in the Community” program. H.E.L.P.S. stands for Honoring, Engaging, Lifting, Providing and Servicing.District 9 surprised U.S. military veterans with three truckloads of items purchased or donated, such as drinks, […]

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Cases Seeking to Gut Airline, Railroad Union Power

In a victory for the IAM and transportation union members across the country, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear two cases that sought to bring anti-union, so-called “right-to-work” laws to the airlines and railroads. The cases sought to extend the landmark Janus ruling, which allowed public sector workers to receive the benefits […]

Merchants Bridge project crosses milestone with truss installation

By progressiverailroading.com The $222 million project to replace the Merchants Bridge that links Missouri and Illinois at downtown St. Louis reached a major milestone Sept. 17, with the first of three new trusses being installed. Dating back to 1890, the Merchants Bridge serves six Class Is and Amtrak to cross the Mississippi River at St. Louis and […]

Statement on National Negotiations by the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition

September 22, 2021 — The Rail Unions comprising the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC), negotiating together in the current round of National Negotiations, have issued the following statement: As we advised in January of 2021, the CBC and the nation’s rail carriers have been at the bargaining table since the beginning of 2020. Since January, CBC […]

Photos: How to replace an 8 million pound railroad bridge truss on the Mississippi River

By Colton Peterson for stltoday.com Reconstruction of the Merchants Bridge railroad bridge over the Mississippi River in downtown St. Louis reached a milestone on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 as the first of three trusses was lifted into place for the $222 million project. Each truss section weighs over 8 million pounds and is built in […]

American Rescue Plan Saves TCU/IAM Jobs

Fewer riders, fewer tickets bought and scaled-back schedules were just a few of the COVID-induced hurdles facing Amtrak during the past year and a half. All of those obstacles caused the railroad industry to lose millions, and threatened the livelihoods of thousands of Amtrak  employees. Workers often only discover how legislation impacts their lives when they […]

One of two Canadian railroads bidding for Kansas City Southern drops out.

By Lauren Hirsch for nytimes.com Canadian Pacific has emerged as the winner in a long-running battle to acquire Kansas City Southern, putting it in position to become the first railroad operator whose network extends from Canada to Mexico. Its rival in the bidding, Canadian National, said on Wednesday that it had received notice from Kansas […]

Biden Could Get the Railroads Back on Track

Reciprocal switching can be a win for both railroads and shippers. By wsj.com “Regulator Tackles Competition on Rails” (U.S. News, Sept. 3) provides a solid account of the U.S. Surface Transportation Board’s efforts to tackle freight-rail issues and employ a remedy called reciprocal switching.  As a former chairman of the STB, I learned the depth […]

Freight railroads set green goals

Alternatively fueled locomotives, embrace of emerging technologies key objectives By Joanna Marsh for freightwaves.com Conducting tests on alternatively fueled locomotives and seeking ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the rail network infrastructure are just two of the emissions-reduction strategies North American Class I railroads are pursuing, according to recent industry statements and sustainability reports. […]

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