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

22 Sep 2014
Class I railroads plan to add locomotives and train crews to their networks in an effort to improve service in the "strongest fall peak in recent years."
BNSF coal train, British Columbia
19 Sep 2014
BNSF Railway is spending billions of dollars to double-track key segments of its northern tier route, purchase equipment and hire additional crew, but a company executive told grain shippers this week it could take two to three years for the investments to produce all of the results they are looking for.
18 Sep 2014
Canadian National Railway faces a fine from the Canadian government after failing to obey Ottawa’s order to move a minimum amount of grain weekly.
Railroad tracks
18 Sep 2014
A Senate committee on Wednesday approved legislation that would push the U.S. rail regulatory agency to more quickly address major issues between railroads and some carload shippers, but its prospects for passage are unclear
17 Sep 2014
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack urged Warren Buffett last week to ensure that his BNSF Railway will be prepared to deliver a potential record U.S. corn and soybean harvest this year, the latest sign of political pressure on the rail industry to improve poor service.
Norfolk Southern train
15 Sep 2014
Norfolk Southern Railway told shippers not to expect service improvements until late November, as peak volumes and annual maintenance work blunt efforts to restore network velocity.
11 Sep 2014
A U.S. refrigerated rail transport provider’s decision to suspend service, citing poor rail performance by BNSF Railway, has given a prominent senator ammunition to criticize poor rail service.
BNSF in California
11 Sep 2014
BNSF Railway will end its weekly intermodal services between Fresno, California, and Chicago, in early December...
10 Sep 2014
U.S. railroads came under heavy criticism at a Senate committee hearing on Wednesday following months of delays tied to the recent harsh winter and improving economy which has impacted grain and intermodal shippers
10 Sep 2014
A $20 million federal grant will help the Port of Seattle extend upgrade equipment to handle two post-Panamax vessels at once.