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  • Hop aboard the train trend?  Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    Donald Broughton, Avondale Partners senior research analyst, breaks down the freight flows in the railway sector to find the best plays in the space.

  • Rail stocks on a roll  Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 3:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu explains why railroad stocks have been steady all year and discusses if even bigger gains are ahead.

  • Check on road & rail stocks  Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    Up until today, transportation stocks had been showing signs of strength. CNBC's Dominic Chu reports the road and rail group is still one of the best performing in the S&P this month, and provides insight to trucking and transport company Ryder System.

  • BISMARCK, North Dakota, Sept 23- Hess Corp and other major North Dakota oil producers told the state's top energy regulators on Tuesday that existing field practices used to prepare Bakken crude for rail transport are safe, and tighter standards could do more harm than good.

  • Are grain farmers losing to oil for rail service? Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    A record harvest will likely cause financial hardships on grain farmers due to a lack of rail service. Some point the finger at the oil industry for the problem.

  • OTTAWA, Sept 22- The Canadian government is looking at extending the insurance burden for crude-by-rail disasters beyond just railways and is weighing the idea of a special fund similar to one once set up for maritime oil spills, a government official said.

  • OTTAWA, Sept 22- The Canadian government is looking at extending the insurance burden for crude-by-rail disasters beyond just railways and is weighing the idea of special fund similar to one once set up for maritime oil spills, a government official said.

  • OTTAWA, Sept 17- The Canadian government will fine Canadian National Railway Co for failing to meet minimum weekly grain volumes under an official order demanding railways ramp up grain shipments or face penalties, a spokeswoman for Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said on Wednesday.

  • Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack met with Warren Buffett last week to urge the billionaire investor to make sure his BNSF railroad is ready for an expected record corn and soy harvest this year.

  • Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack met with Warren Buffett last week to urge the billionaire investor to make sure his BNSF railroad is ready for an expected record corn and soy harvest this year.

  • Revamped U.S. refineries are absorbing heavy Canadian crude and new oil-rail terminals built by companies like Gibson Energy Inc and Canexus Corp are loading trains to deliver crude to markets across North America, and potentially abroad, limiting the downturn and keeping prices buoyant compared to the past seasons.

  • Rail car stocks to watch  Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 2:20 PM ET

    Sal Vitale, Sterne Agee transportation analyst, digs into the best rail stock picks now, and discusses if a bust in the industry is coming.

  • Transports on a roll  Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    Looking at signals of a recovery from the rail and transport industry, with Jason Seidl, Cowen & Co.

  • Union Pacific CEO: Everything heading right direction  Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    Jack Koraleski, Union Pacific CEO, discusses the rail operators Q2 earnings and explains why he is optimistic about the second half.

  • Wick Moorman, Norfolk Southern CEO, discusses his company's quarter, low coal inventories, and the new safety precautions for shipping oil via railroads.

  • DOT readies new rail rules  Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 1:52 PM ET

    The Department of Transportation has proposed new safety rules for moving crude oil and ethanol by rail. CNBC's Morgan Brennan looks at how this influencing rail stocks.

  • NY railroad strike averted: Labor union Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 1:15 PM ET
    A Long Island Rail Road train sits at the platform in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

    A strike on New York's Long Island Rail Road has been averted after a tentative agreement was reached, a labor union said on its website.

  • DOT issues emergency order on Bakken shipments  Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 3:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports the Department of Transportation is ordering all company's transporting Bakken oil by rail to notify the communities they are traveling through.

  • US to oil shippers: No more unannounced visits Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 3:20 PM ET
    A train is derailed west of Casselton, North Dakota

    U.S. companies moving crude via rail must tell states when a cargo is moving across their jurisdiction, the Transportation Secretary said.

  • Energy revolution fueling economy: BNSF  Friday, 2 May 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    Matthew Rose, BNSF executive chairman, explains how domestic energy production is helping the economy grow.