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

As we turn the corner on autumn and begin to head for winter, one thing has remained constant: Rail service, including intermodal, is struggling, and the epicenter of the problem lies in Chicago.

News & Analysis

24 Oct 2014
Union Pacific Railroad said the  “opportunity pipeline” of domestic intermodal isn’t showing any signs of losin
24 Oct 2014
The Hub Group said poor U.S. rail service, chassis shortages and inadequate gate reservations at Union Pacific Railroad terminals cost it intermodal volume in the third quarter and doesn't expect rail service improvement until the spring of 2015.
24 Oct 2014
Kansas City Southern Railway is talking with ocean carriers and beneficial cargo owners about diverting shipments bound for the U.S. Gulf region away from congestion-wracked Los Angeles-Long Beach to the Port of Lazaro Cardenas in south-central Mexico.
24 Oct 2014
Western Pennsylvania intermodal shippers will soon get better access to CSX Transportation’s network when the railroad opens a Pittsburgh terminal, allowing it to better compete with its archrival, Norfolk Southern Railway, in the market.
23 Oct 2014
Norfolk Southern Railway said it is working to correct service problems that accompanies faster-than-expected 10 percent growth in intermodal volume during the third quarter.
CN train
22 Oct 2014
Canadian National Railway said today that congestion at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex could cause U.S. shippers to divert cargo to western Canadian ports in three weeks, giving the railroad more intermodal business.
22 Oct 2014
Canadian Pacific Railway CEO E. Hunter Harrison yesterday struck back at critics of potential rail industry consolidation, saying U.S. regulators could approve a merger and service would improve as a result.
Canadian Pacific
22 Oct 2014
Canadian Pacific Railway’s domestic intermodal push keeps gaining steam, with volume jumping 19 percent year-over-year in the third quarter and demand sometimes even exceeding the railroad’s capacity.
21 Oct 2014
A container terminal in Sydney, Nova Scotia, in eastern Canada is unlikely to be built because of poor rail connections and a slow recovery in container shipping, a prominent Canada shipping authority said this week.
21 Oct 2014
The book is closed on a three-year cross-border trucking pilot project, but the debate over cross-border trucking with Mexico is far from finished.