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

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.
08 Sep 2014
A new contract between BNSF and a Tacoma short-line railroad aimed at cutting turn times down for trains leaving the Port of Tacoma could give shippers a much-needed improvement in intermodal service.
06 Sep 2014
Persistent U.S. rail delays could give a boost to an annual push by rail critic Sen. Jay Rockefeller to strengthen the U.S. Surface Transportation Board, the U.S. rail regulatory agency.
Intermodal volume on U.S. railroads is up 5.7 percent year-over-year in the first 35 weeks of 2014.
05 Sep 2014
The scope of U.S. shippers’ diversion of cargo through western Canadian ports can be seen in August intermodal statistics...