Archive for April 12, 2018

UP to spend $22.3 million on Idaho infrastructure

(Source: Progressive Railroading 04/12/2018) Union Pacific Railroad will perform $22.3 million worth of infrastructure work in Idaho this year. The investments will include $16.1 million to maintain track and $1.1 million to maintain bridges in the state, according to a UP press release. Key projects planned this year will include $5.7 million to replace more than…

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U.S. rail traffic continued upward climb in Week 14

(Source: Progressive Railroading 04/12/2018) U.S. rail traffic climbed 3.8 percent to 524,905 carloads and intermodal units in the week ending April 7 compared with traffic the same week a year ago, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR). U.S. carload traffic during the week rose 4.6 percent to 261,898 units, while intermodal volume increased 3.1 percent to 263,007…

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