Archive for March 2019

U.S. carload volume tumbled, intermodal picked up in Week 12

(Source: Progressive Railroading 03/28/2019) U.S. railroads’ carload traffic tumbled 10.9 percent to 236,817 units for the week ending March 23, but intermodal volume picked up 2.1 percent to 266,200 containers and trailers compared with the same week in 2018, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR) data. Total U.S. rail volume for the week dropped 4.5 percent…

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G&W subsidiaries lease two U.S. short lines

(Source: Progressive Railroading 03/25/2019) Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) subsidiaries Toledo, Peoria & Western Railway Corp. (TPW) and Central Railroad Company of Indianapolis (CERA) have signed long-term agreements to lease and operate the Winamac Southern Railway (WSRY) and Kokomo Railroad (KR). Together, the WSRY and KR own 57 miles of track in Indiana. The Surface Transportation…

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Railroads slowly getting back on track after Midwest floods

(Source: Freight Waves, March 26, 2019)  CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Historic flooding that began on March 15 has wiped out miles of roads and bridges along the Missouri River, especially from eastern Nebraska to western Iowa. Omaha was the largest city to be hit. This part of the country isn’t a big player when it comes…

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Investigation Requirements

(Source: Conference Reporter Newsletter 03/21/2019) If you were advising someone on investigating their first case, it should include the following points.  The advice is from a long-time labor arbitrator who is the umpire under several national agreements.  It is from a lecture that he gave this month in Chicago. 1.  This is what I recommend:   …

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AAR: U.S. railroads registered more traffic declines in Week 11

(Source: Progressive Railroading 03/21/2019) For the week ending March 16, U.S. railroads logged 501,001 carloads and intermodal units, down 6.8 percent compared with total volume from the same week last year, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR) data. Carloads dropped 8.8 percent to 240,317 units while intermodal volume declined 4.8 percent to 260,684 containers and…

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