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

Last year’s story for the Class I railroads was one of higher volumes and changing traffic mix. But this year, volume is down. The big 2014 growth drivers that ostensibly helped create the congestion are notably absent this year, with a collective 4,600 fewer cars of these commodities being originated over the last few weeks versus 2014.

News & Analysis

31 Jul 2015
Kansas City Southern Railway’s new Wylie Intermodal Terminal will not only help handle anticipated growth in intermodal conversion in the Dallas area, but strengthen the railroad’s networks serving Mexico and the U.S. Southeast.
28 Jul 2015
BNSF Railway is cracking down on dwell times in its intermodal terminals in an effort to improve circulation and prepare for recent and anticipated growth in intermodal traffic.
27 Jul 2015
Norfolk Southern Railway’s second-quarter earnings this year were not unlike its Class I counterparts: modest intermodal growth unable to combat declining fuel surcharge revenue and a soft coal market.
24 Jul 2015
Canadian National Railway is working to replicate the success it’s had at Canada’s Port of Prince Rupert in the warmer waters of Mobile, Alabama.
23 Jul 2015
Increased intermodal traffic and higher rates on cargo weren’t enough to offset significant overall freight and coal losses in the second quarter for Union Pacific Railroad.
21 Jul 2015
Still riding a wave of U.S.-bound intermodal cargo, Canadian National Railway surprised Wall Street analysts this week, posting a better-than-anticipated second quarter.
21 Jul 2015
Canadian Pacific Railway’s domestic intermodal push appears to be losing steam after the railroad's volume growth decelerated to slowest pace in nearly a year.
20 Jul 2015
Canadian National Railway net income rose $4.6 million year-over-year in the second quarter, as intermodal volume and revenue growth, along with improved operations, offset carload softness.
17 Jul 2015
Kansas City Southern Railway’s admittedly below-par intermodal rail service lost the company business, particularly highly-prized auto business, to other railroads and the trucking sector, executives said Friday on a second-quarter earnings call.
17 Jul 2015
Kansas City Southern Railway profit dropped 13.9 percent in the second quarter of 2015, amid slowing intermodal volume growth which fell to 2 percent year-over-year in the last quarter.