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.


Accelerating economic growth across the U.S. depends on the ability of our rail system to meet current and future shipping demands. As our nation’s economy has grown in recent years, our rail system must strive to keep pace. 

News & Analysis

13 Jun 2016
California took another step Friday toward meeting the governor’s goal of a zero-emissions freight transportation environment.
09 Jun 2016
Competition in the soft market means lower domestic intermodal rates for shippers today, but a peak season turnaround — when volumes are expected to accelerate back to 2015 levels — could end historically low pricing.
07 Jun 2016
Canadian National Railway announced Tuesday that chief executive officer Claude Mongeau will step down at the end of June, just months after returning to the railroad’s helm following treatment for a throat tumor.
06 Jun 2016
Kansas City Southern Railway cross-border and domestic shippers are grappling with disruptions.
25 May 2016
"I think that's not something we didn't expect," Canadian Pacific Railway Chief Executive Officer E. Hunter Harrison said Wednesday in New York City at a conference hosted by transportation research firm Wolfe Research.
23 May 2016
At the 16th TPM Conference JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett and Norfolk Southern Railway Director of International Intermodal Randy Bayles discuss how the expansion of the Panama Canal has impacted how NS serves ports on the U.S. East Coast and the challenges presented to intermodal rail providers by container surges from mega-ships.
11 May 2016
Kansas City Southern Railway announced the name of its new chief executive officer Wednesday.
11 May 2016
Shippers torn between road and rail have a new tool they can use to help make the decision.
09 May 2016
BNSF Railway profit slumped 25 percent year-over-year in the first quarter, hammered by declines in energy-related volumes.
05 May 2016
North American intermodal volume growth accelerated in the first quarter of 2016.