UP taps former CSX exec Sanborn as regional VP of transportation

January 29, 2018

(Source: Progressive Railroading 01/29/2018) Union Pacific Railroad has hired former CSX executive Cindy Sanborn as UP’s regional vice president of transportation for the West. Sanborn, who will begin her new job on Feb. 16, will succeed Richard Castagna, who will retire after nearly 25 years of service, UP officials said in a press release. Sanborn will lead rail operations…

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Union Pacific CEO: Train braking technology is clogging the railway

January 29, 2018

(Source: Dow Jones Newswires, January 25, 2018) NEW YORK — Union Pacific Corp. says new technology meant to prevent train accidents is causing congestion on the railway. The largest U.S. railroad based on revenue is in the midst of implementing positive train control, or PTC, technology, which is designed to automatically stop a train to…

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Video: UP loses cargo to BNSF for third year

January 26, 2018

(Source: Bloomberg, January 25, 2018) NEW YORK — Union Pacific Corp. lost ground to Warren Buffett’s BNSF Railway Co. for a third year as the nation’s two largest railroads battled for western U.S. cargo. Shares fell the most in more than a year. Full story and video: Bloomberg Friday, January 26, 2018

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UP reports 4Q, full-year 2017 results

January 26, 2018

(Source: Union Pacific press release, January 25, 2018) OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific Corporation today reported 2017 fourth quarter net income of $7.3 billion, or $9.25 per diluted share compared to $1.39 per diluted share in the fourth quarter 2016. Fourth quarter 2017 results include previously-disclosed adjustments reflecting the impact of corporate tax reform. Excluding those…

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U.S. rail traffic declined 2.9 percent in Week 3

January 25, 2018

(Source: Progressive Railroading 01/25/2018) Total U.S. railroad traffic declined 2.9 percent to 508,239 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending Jan. 20 compared with the same week a year ago, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR). Total carloads for the week fell 7.6 percent to 241,258 units, but intermodal volume ticked up 1.8 percent to…

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UP boosts bottom line in 2017

January 25, 2018

(Source: Progressive Railroading 01/25/2018) Union Pacific Corp. today reported fourth-quarter 2017 adjusted net income rose 5 percent to $1.2 billion, or $1.53 per diluted share, compared with $1.14 billion, or $1.39 per share, for the same period a year ago. Including the impact of the recently passed federal corporate tax reform, UP posted net income of…

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UP, BNSF look to Gulf Coast chemical plants for future growth

January 24, 2018

(Source: Omaha World-Herald, January 24, 2018) OMAHA, Neb. — A new fleet of petrochemical plants on the Texas Gulf Coast is expected to increase volumes on the region’s freight railroads, which include Omaha’s Union Pacific and Berkshire Hathaway-owned BNSF. Full story: Omaha World-Herald Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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BLET Statement on Not-Guilty Verdict in Lac-Megantic Trial

January 24, 2018

(The following is a statement from Dennis R. Pierce, National President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and President of the Teamsters Rail Conference.) INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, January 22 — Although it remains a travesty that criminal charges were ever filed, justice was served in the unanimous not guilty verdict issued by jurors…

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RRB offices remain open during government shutdown

January 22, 2018

(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, January 22, 2018) CHICAGO — The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has announced that during the lapse in Federal funding for certain Government operations which began January 20, ongoing benefit payments will continue and all RRB offices are expected to remain open. RRB field offices, operating with reduced staffs, will…

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