OMAHA, Neb.— When American freight trains delivered cargo after World War II, the steam-belching beasts commonly had seven people aboard— an engineer, a conductor, up to four brakemen and a fireman. You have to have two people, "said J.P. Wright, an engineer for CSX railroad in Louisville, Kentucky. The mayor of the Chicago suburb of Barrington asks how one person could...» Read More
TORONTO, July 21- Canadian National Railway Co, the country's largest rail operator, reported a big spike in profit on Monday as it moved record volumes of goods and made a swift recovery from last quarter's brutal winter weather.
TORONTO, July 21- Canadian National Railway Co, the country's largest rail operator, reported a big jump in profit on Monday and bolstered its 2014 financial outlook, reflecting a swift recovery from last quarter's tough winter weather.
HOUSTON, July 21- California refiners remain far behind peers elsewhere in the country in replacing expensive imports with cheaper North American crudes from a new production boom. More than half of the 1.7 million barrels of crude processed by California refineries each day is imported, largely from Saudi Arabia, Ecuador, Iraq and Colombia.
WASHINGTON, July 18- North Dakota's Bakken oil patch has thrived thanks in large part to the once-niche business of hauling fuel on U.S. rail tracks.
July 18- Railroad operator Kansas City Southern reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue as it shipped more agriculture products and automobiles. Kansas City Southern operates on a unique, north-south route in central U.S. and derives half of its annual revenue from cross-border business with Mexico.
July 18- Railroad operator Kansas City Southern reported higher quarterly net income and revenue, helped by a jump in agriculture and automotive shipments. Net income available to common stockholders jumped to $129.8 million, or $1.18 per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from $15.4 million, or 14 cents per share, a year earlier.
TORONTO, July 17- Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd reported stronger-than-expected results on Thursday, and said rising freight volumes and prices should push already record results to new highs later this year. The shares of the Calgary- based railway, which have risen some 20 percent since its last quarterly report, surged as much as 4.7 percent on the news.
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.
WASHINGTON, July 14- Leaders of the U.S. energy and rail sectors have agreed to toughen tanker cars for future oil train cargo and to a schedule to retire older model cars that regulators have deemed unsafe, said two industry sources familiar with the plan. The Transportation Department is expected to outline that safety plan before the end of the month.
CARACAS, June 26- Colombia's biggest coal miner, Cerrejon, said late on Thursday it was transporting coal again from its mine to port after protesters ended a six-day blockade on its private railway line that took the company to the brink of defaulting on shipments.
June 26- Norfolk Southern Corp said it would require its customers to give the railroad company legal protection against damage caused by explosions or leakage of hazardous materials carried in older tank cars. Norfolk Southern said the legal protection, which applies to older DOT-111 tank cars built before late 2011, would take effect on July 15.
June 26- Norfolk Southern Corp said it would require its customers to give the railroad company legal protection against damages caused by explosions or leakage of hazardous materials carried in older tank cars, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
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.
U.S. companies moving crude via rail must tell states when a cargo is moving across their jurisdiction, the Transportation Secretary said.
Matthew Rose, BNSF executive chairman, explains how domestic energy production is helping the economy grow.
FMHR trader Josh Brown explains why investors should buy railroad freight car maker The Greenbrier Companies.
CNBC's Dominic Chu provides insight on road and rail stocks, in addition to providing perspective on air freight and logistics.
Gasoline prices have increased in part because of an ethanol price hike, but the national average will stay low this summer.
Discussing whether the U.S. really needs the Keystone XL oil pipeline, with Dennis Gartman of The Gartman Letter.
Carl Ice, CEO of BNSF Railway, shares his thoughts on the renaissance in the railroad industry as commodity shipping picks up steam after this winter's harsh weather. We handled half the growth that the industry had, says Ice.