Tag: Union Pacific Railroad

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 […]

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. […]

KCS, NS, UP evaluate hurricane damage

Posted by progressiverailroading.com Three Class Is are evaluating the impact Hurricane Ida has had on their operations in Louisiana and Mississippi. Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern Railwayand Union Pacific Railroad yesterday issued customer service advisories on how the storm is affecting service in the region. The hurricane made landfall along the Louisiana coast on Aug. 29. KCS’s mainline […]

Two Canadian railroads want KCS. It’s a fight that will test regulations and already has shippers on edge.

KCS’ acquisition proposal is the first time Class I railways have tried to combine since the STB issued revised antitrust regulations in 2001. By Katie Pyzyk Contributor for supplychaindive.com North American railways have suddenly become hotter, and it has nothing to do with the summer heat. Drama is ensuing over proposals for one of two […]

US Class I railroads to feds: Don’t blame us

Class I railroads defend how they’ve handled international intermodal congestion By Joanna Marsh for freightwaves.com Much of the congestion occurring at intermodal rail terminals is ultimately related to factors beyond the control of the Class I railroads, and the railroads are doing all that they can to improve terminal throughput, assert the CEOs of U.S.-based […]

From ports to rail yards, global supply lines struggle amid virus outbreaks in the developing world

Some back-to-school products could be hard to find for American consumers in the coming weeks By David J. Lynch for washingtonpost.com Fresh coronavirus outbreaks are forcing factory shutdowns in countries such as Vietnam and Bangladesh, aggravating supply chain disruptions that could leave some U.S. retailers with empty shelves as consumers begin their back-to-school shopping. The […]

PSR: Can We Please Be Honest Here?

Written by Matt Parker for railwayage.com Editor’s Note: This opinion piece is in response to my invitation for “reasonable, fact-based, non-political opinions on Precision Scheduled Railroading by experienced railroaders from both the agreement and non-agreement sectors, to encourage discussion,” in response to “PSR Point/Counterpoint: Fortune,” published July 22 – William C. Vantuono An Oct. 3, 2018 article […]

STB asks Class I railroads to explain ‘substantial’ demurrage fees

By Edwin Lopez for supplychaindrive.com Dive Brief: The Surface Transportation Board on Friday sent a letter to the CEOs of seven Class I railroads asking them to explain their demurrage policies amid reports of congestion and “sizeable storage fees.” “I am particularly troubled about reports that Class I railroads are continuing to impose these charges […]

Shortage of Railroad Workers Threatens Recovery

Struggle to bring crews back draws scrutiny from regulators, who were already concerned about lean operations By Paul Ziobro for wsj.com America’s freight railroads are struggling to bring back workers, contributing to a slowdown in the movement of chemicals, fertilizer and other products that threatens to disrupt factory operations and hinder a rebound from the […]

U.S. railroad operator Union Pacific’s quarterly profit jumps 59%

Story published by reuters.com July 22 (Reuters) – Top U.S. railroad operator Union Pacific Corp (UNP.N) reported a 59% jump in its quarterly profit on Thursday, as it shipped more industrial chemicals, metals, petroleum, and liquefied petroleum gas. The company’s net income for the second quarter, that ended on June 30, rose to $1.798 billion from $1.13 […]

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