Class I Railroads

Class I Railroads

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

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CSX's Northwest Ohio intermodal hub is essentially a giant classification yard for intermodal containers, with huge gantry cranes serving as the functional equivalent of switch locomotives. Strategically located at an operational node of the CSX east-west network, it serves CSX in much the same manner as an airline hub. Containers are flown from one train to another rather than cars being switched, although flat switching still occurs when the volume of like-destination cars in a train reaches a certain threshold.

News & Analysis

12 Oct 2015
There isn’t much to Rossville, Tennessee, in the far eastern reaches of metropolitan Memphis: rolling farmland, stretches of highway and a Norfolk Southern Railway terminal.
08 Oct 2015
President Obama’s decision to enforce the end-of-year deadline for U.S. railroads to install new safety technology will hurt the network fluidity intermodal shippers depend on, a Norfolk Southern Railway executive said Thursday.
06 Oct 2015
A developer is adding more than half a million square feet of speculative industrial space at BNSF Railway’s Logistics Park Kansas City.
30 Sep 2015
Booming business at Union Pacific Railroad’s intermodal ramp in North Laredo, Texas is spurring a $90 million expansion at the facility tapping U.S.-Mexico cross-border trade.
30 Sep 2015
U.S. domestic intermodal spot rates are jumping anywhere from $500 to $1,000 on peak season demand, but it won’t last long, according to third-party logistics provider IDS.
22 Sep 2015
Wick Moorman, who retired as Norfolk Southern Railway's chief executive in June, will formally step down from the executive chairman post on Oct. 1. President and CEO Jim Squires, deemed Moorman's successor in all other capacities, will become the railroad company’s chairman as well.
18 Sep 2015
Norfolk Southern Railway is downsizing and refocusing its Triple Crown Services subsidiary on the transport of automotive parts and moving non-auto part business to other NS intermodal lanes.
17 Sep 2015
U.S. shippers say they are having a harder time shifting freight from the roads to intermodal rail, but those that have already done so say they are sticking with rail service.
South Carolina inland port at Greer
16 Sep 2015
astman Chemical is avoiding hundreds of 300-mile round truck trips a month to the Port of Charleston by loading them at the inland port in Greer, South Carolina.
15 Sep 2015
Certain shippers tapping southbound U.S.-Mexico intermodal services offered by Schneider National won’t have to wait on protracted clearance processes at the border, thanks to new streamlined customs processes announced Tuesday.