Archive for July 11, 2019

U.S. rail traffic slump continued in Week 27

(Source: Progressive Railroading 7/11/2019) U.S. railroads started July the same way they ended June: a year-over-year decline in carload and intermodal volume. The railroads logged 448,459 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending July 6, a 7.5 percent decrease compared with the same week last year, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR) data. Total carloads for…

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Union Pacific’s new reservation system set to kick in with fines

(Source: Railway Track & Structures, July 8, 2019)  NEW YORK — You have 24 hours. That’s it. With precision scheduled railroading now in the driver’s seat, Union Pacific is cracking down on customers who take longer than 24 hours to remove containers at its terminals. Starting on Aug. 6, Union Pacific will be operating with…

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