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

31 Oct 2014
Home Depot Canada is building a more than 1 million-square-feet distribution hub near a Canadian Pacific Railway intermodal terminal in Calgary, further cementing the largest city in Alberta province as a major staging ground for western Canada.
30 Oct 2014
BNSF Railway told intermodal customers this week that it’s better prepared for the coming winter than it was last year, with more personnel ready and expanded storage capacity at Chicago area facilities.
29 Oct 2014
A manufacturer of custom office furniture is investing $17 million to establish a Virginia distribution center at the CenterPoint Intermodal Center in Suffolk, a boost for the Port of Virginia and CSX Transportation and another sign of growing momentum for inland ports served by rail.
28 Oct 2014
Chicago-area drayage drivers that handle containers are noticing an unusual shortage of volumes originating at
27 Oct 2014
A higher surcharge on westbound-moving overweight containers imposed by Union Pacific Railroad this month is drawing fire from Midwest agriculture exporters.
Railroad crossing
27 Oct 2014
Canadian Pacific Railway CEO E. Hunter Harrison sees railroad consolidation as possible and a way to greatly improve service, but the majority of his Class I counterparts aren’t on board.
24 Oct 2014
Union Pacific Railroad said the  “opportunity pipeline” of domestic intermodal isn’t showing any signs of losin
24 Oct 2014
The Hub Group said poor U.S. rail service, chassis shortages and inadequate gate reservations at Union Pacific Railroad terminals cost it intermodal volume in the third quarter and doesn't expect rail service improvement until the spring of 2015.
 Kansas City Southern Railway
24 Oct 2014
Kansas City Southern Railway is talking with ocean carriers and beneficial cargo owners about diverting shipments bound for the U.S. Gulf region away from congestion-wracked Los Angeles-Long Beach to the Port of Lazaro Cardenas in south-central Mexico.
24 Oct 2014
Western Pennsylvania intermodal shippers will soon get better access to CSX Transportation’s network when the railroad opens a Pittsburgh terminal, allowing it to better compete with its archrival, Norfolk Southern Railway, in the market.