Archive for July 5, 2019

AAR: U.S. rail traffic tumbled for fifth-straight month in June

(Source: Progressive Railroading 07/05/2019) U.S. railroads remained in a rut last month. June was the fifth-straight month that their carloads and intermodal traffic declined on a year-over-year basis. U.S. roads last month originated 1,023,394 carloads, down 5.3 percent, and 1,075,974 containers and trailers, down 7.2 percent compared with June 2018 figures, according to Association of American…

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Feds seeking input on stopped, slow-moving trains

(Source: The Herald, July 3, 2019) JASPER, Ind. — The Federal Railroad Administration issued a Federal Register notice on June 14, asking the public for information regarding the frequency, location and impact of blocked railroad crossings by slow-moving or idling trains. Public comment on the issue can be submitted to http://bit.ly/2XpoEkj. Full story: The Herald Friday,…

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LNG “freedom molecules” coming soon to railroad tracks around the country

(Source: Florida Bulldog, July 2, 2019)  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — President Donald Trump plans to open up the transportation of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) around the United States in railroad tanks that can hold 30,680 gallons of the extremely flammable fuel, with as many as 100 tank cars per train. And so far, an environmental…

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