Class I Railroads

Class I Railroads

Coverage of large freight railroad companies including traffic, revenue, freight tonnage and more.

The Track to Black: The financial health of major U.S. and Canadian railroads in the first quarter of 2013

Check out our latest rail dashboard to get a look at the financial health of major U.S. and Canadian railroads.

Commentary

We’re hearing from economists and customers that 2014 will probably continue along the slow, steady growth path. The rail industry remains a steady leader, bolstering the economy by providing well-paying jobs and supporting other industries by delivering goods that keep America moving.

News & Analysis

Weekly wrap-up for July 19
19 Jul 2014
While it is obvious that beneficial cargo owners shipped early this year through the West Coast in anticipation of the July 1 deadline for contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and waterfront employers, reports of cargo surges at Canadian and U.S. East Coast ports in May and June indicate retailers were also diverting shipments away from West Coast ports.
18 Jul 2014
After seeing “substandard” intermodal rail service cut its container utilization in the second quarter, the Hub Group expects gradual service improvement from its main partners...
CP intermodal train
17 Jul 2014
Canadian Pacific Railway said it will likely increase domestic intermodal volume on a double-digit basis over the next couple years after seeing 53-foot container volume rocket 18 percent year-over-year in the second quarter.
CSX
16 Jul 2014
CSX Transportation said service, encompassing both intermodal and carload services, has normalized after a surge of freight but admitted it is working to restore service to a “level customers have come to expect” by adding locomotives and train crews and building track capacity.
Kansas City Southern
14 Jul 2014
Kansas City Southern Railway appears to be on track to grab business generated by BMW’s planned $1 billion plant in Mexico.
International intermodal volume jumped 9.6 percent year-over-year in the second quarter.
14 Jul 2014
The pace of North American intermodal volume growth in the second quarter more than tripled from the prior quarter...
Port of Long Beach stacktrains
14 Jul 2014
Six months after the most disruptive winter for North American supply chain interests in recent memory, the upcoming summer-fall period is shaping up as the intermodal peak season of shipper discontent.
Weekly wrap-up for July 12, 2014
12 Jul 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association surprised watchers by announcing a 72-hour hiatus in their negotiations so that the union could deal with unrelated talks in the Pacific Northwest, and by extending the expired coastwide contract during the suspension of negotiations.
Port of Prince Rupert
09 Jul 2014
Canadian National Railway will issue equipment allocations to ocean carrier customers shipping through Port Metro Vancouver and the Port of Prince Rupert as it struggles to cope with what it called an unexpected surge in U.S.-bound cargo linked to the July 1 expiration of the U.S. West Coast longshore contract.
09 Jul 2014
Less than five miles from the U.S. Capitol, southwest Washington, D.C., residents are waging a fierce fight against CSX Transportation’s plans to rebuild and expand a tunnel to allow the double stacking of containers.