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(Source: Trains Magazine, August 29, 2020) Railroad unions scored a pair of court victories on Friday, with rulings overturning the Federal Railroad Administration’s approval of use of Kansas City Southern de Mexico engineers for cross-border movements, and vacating an injunction that forced the union to bargain over crew size. Full story: www.trains.com Monday, August 31, 2020

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WASHINGTON, D.C., August 28 — A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has vacated Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) approval of the Kansas City Southern Railway (KCSR) certification program under which locomotive engineers employed by a contractor of Kansas City Southern de México (“KCSM”) have been permitted…

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(Source: Freight Waves, August 27, 2020) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — U.S. intermodal traffic on a weekly basis gained 5% in the week ending Aug. 22, which in turn helped lift overall rail volumes higher. Intermodal volumes are 2.5% higher sequentially, and it was the third week in a row that weekly traffic was higher on a…

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(Source: Freight Waves, August 27, 2020) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Hurricane Laura delivered “heavy damage” to the Union Pacific mainline and industrial tracks in the Lake Charles, Louisiana, area, resulting in both being taken out of service, the railroad said Thursday. Full story: Freight Waves Friday, August 28, 2020

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(Source: Progressive Railroading 08/27/2020) BNSF Railway Co. recently unveiled the first of 10 locomotives with special paint schemes marking the railroad’s 25th anniversary. The General Electric ES44AC No. 5828 now displays a “25th Anniversary” label on the nose and side, as well as predecessor railroads that are part of BNSF’s history: Burlington Northern; Santa Fe Railway;…

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