Rail News

The Journal of Commerce’s analysis and coverage of North American and global rail news encompasses Class I railroad, intermodal marketing providers, and supporting drayage and truckload services. Reporting on freight railroad news today, journalists track volume, intermodal freight rates, service levels, precision schedule railroading, transloading, regulation, union labor and network investment at domestic and international intermodal terminals.

The latest Rail News & Analysis

DAVE CAWTHORNE'S INSIDE TALK ON TRANSPORTATION

Dave Cawthorne |
SPEAKING OF CSX, word in industry circles is that the company will put about 20 packets of lines up
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CONRAIL WEIGHS PROS AND CONS OF SERVICE IN SOUTHERN NY

LAWRENCE KAUFMAN |
Conrail and the New York Department of Transportation face a June 1 deadline for renewing a contract
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CONRAIL TO UPGRADE CHICAGO LINE

Journal of Commerce Staff |
Conrail is investing more than $20 million to upgrade portions of its main line between Chicago and
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RAIL BRIEFS

From Wire and Staff Reports |
Burlington Grain Rates<br><br> Too High, ICC FindsRates on some wheat and barley shipments moving on
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METRO-NORTH TO RENEW PAPER-RECYCLING

(AP) |
Metro-North President Peter Stangl says the railroad will renew efforts to recycle newspapers at Gra
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REGULATION OF RAILROADS IS FOCUS OF HEARINGS

DAVID CAWTHORNE |
House committee hearings Thursday appeared to focus on the substance of how much regulation is neede
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CANADA TURNS DOWN VIA RAIL REQUEST

MARK WILSON |
The Canadian government has told a subsidiary corporation it cannot buy passenger railroad cars cost
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WORLD BANK TO FINANCE INDIAN RAILWAY TRACK WORK

Journal of Commerce Special |
The World Bank has agreed in principle to finance a major renewal and electrification of Indian Rail
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RAIL BRIEFS

From Wire and Staff Reports |
System for Lumber<br><br> Expanded by ConrailConrail has introduced its lumber transfer and distribu
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SHORT LINES LONG ON OPPORTUNITY

Chicago Tribune |
People aren't kidding when they call Dakota Rail Inc. a mom-and-pop railroad.<br><br> Jerry Ross, 58
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GRAIN, CHEMICALS BOOST RAIL TRAFFIC

MICHAEL S. LELYVELD |
Strength in grain and chemical loadings in the first quarter of this year led rail traffic through t
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RAIL BRIEFS

Wire and Staff Reports |
Escanaba & Northern<br><br> To Buy C&NW TrackCHICAGO - Chicago and North Western Transportation Co.
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HIGH COURT REJECTS MILWAUKEE ROAD BID

HELEN ERICSON |
The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to review a lower court ruling that bars Milwaukee Road shareholde
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New Rail Lobby Group is Formed

David M. Cawthorne |
Regional and short-line railroads have established a new lobby group to represent them before Congress.<br>
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