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

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.
20 Oct 2014
Canadian Pacific said its exploratory discussions with CSX Corp. about a possible merger have ended and that no further talks are planned.
20 Oct 2014
Kansas City Southern Railway said it’s investing in its network at a higher rate than most other Class I railroads, as the company expects to increasingly handle more U.S.-Mexico cross-border intermodal, vehicle, crude oil and agriculture and mineral shipments.
19 Oct 2014
Northern Southern Railway has increased the frequency of its intermodal service to the inland port of Greer, South Carolina, partially reflecting growth at the adjacent BMW plant.
Year-to-date, North American intermodal volume increased 5.7 percent from 2013 to 13,413,408 containers and trailers.
18 Oct 2014
Mexican intermodal volume jumped this week, reaching a high not seen in the last two years, according to the Association of American Railroads, as Mexican shippers increasingly turn to rail to protect their cargo.
18 Oct 2014
Kansas City Southern Railway rode a rebound of container traffic at Lazaro Cardenas port in the third quarter, helping the company hit record revenue in the period.
16 Oct 2014
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board is pressuring Canadian Pacific Railway to better explain how it will address service issues.
CSX Transportation
15 Oct 2014
CSX Transportation expects growth in domestic intermodal for many years ahead, driven in particular by highway-to-rail conversions.
14 Oct 2014
Intermodal shippers using CSX Transportation and Canadian Pacific Railway would see few benefits if the two railroads merged, and could risk a short-term deterioration in service if operations were meshed.