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Analysis: How Wall Street holds railroads hostage

(Source: Trains Magazine analysis by Bill Stephens, June 21, 2022) The U.S. Class I railroads’ recurring crew shortages, related bouts of service problems, and a lack of meaningful volume growth are intertwined. You can lay the blame for all three problems at just one...

BNSF addresses rail car backlog

(Source: Minot Daily News, June 22, 2022) For most of 2022 a freight rail backlog has left farmers and ranchers holding the bag, unable to bring their products to markets. With the supply chain stalled, producers are forced to pay holding fees the longer their...

TTD, UP disagree over safety technology deployment

(Source: Freight Waves, June 22, 2022) The debate about how to manage visual inspections in the face of advances in safety technology continues. This time it’s railroad carmen defending the importance of visual inspections for brake testing and maintenance. Full...

Is transport of LNG by rail safe?

(Source: Freight Waves, June 20, 2022) The debate on whether the U.S. federal government should allow the movement of liquefied natural gas by rail could come to a head this summer, with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) poised to make...

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Daily Headlines

Analysis: How Wall Street holds railroads hostage

(Source: Trains Magazine analysis by Bill Stephens, June 21, 2022) The U.S. Class I railroads’ recurring crew shortages, related bouts of service problems, and a lack of meaningful volume growth are intertwined. You can lay the blame for all three problems at just one...

BNSF addresses rail car backlog

(Source: Minot Daily News, June 22, 2022) For most of 2022 a freight rail backlog has left farmers and ranchers holding the bag, unable to bring their products to markets. With the supply chain stalled, producers are forced to pay holding fees the longer their...

Is transport of LNG by rail safe?

(Source: Freight Waves, June 20, 2022) The debate on whether the U.S. federal government should allow the movement of liquefied natural gas by rail could come to a head this summer, with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) poised to make...

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