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December 12, 2012
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Daily news coverage of the railroad industry

  Industry Update 
  • Class I executives cautiously bullish on 2013
    The top executives at BNSF, CSX, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific gave positive insights on the rail industry's projected business development and growth in 2013, writes Jeff Stagl. Intermodal, energy commodities such as crude oil, and customer service development are some of the factors that would contribute to a more thriving business, according to the CEOs. Progressive Railroading (12/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CN, CP say further Canadian rail regulations needless
    Additional Canadian rail regulations such as the latest one recently introduced before the Parliament lack justification, according to Canadian National and Canadian Pacific. The rail service improvement bill is "unnecessary and overly burdensome," said CN CEO Claude Mongeau. "We are confident strong commercial relationships will continue to emerge with little need for the processes described in the legislation," said CP CEO Hunter Harrison. Financial Post (Canada) (12/11), Reuters (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Infrastructure & Economic Spotlight  
  • KCS rises to challenges, hauls oversized wind equipment to Mexico
    Kansas City Southern's close coordination with Kansas City Southern de México S.A. de C.V. enabled the successful transportation of an initial set of huge wind towers and equipment from Denver to Mexico. "This project was a challenge. The wind towers and other components are extremely large and heavy," said Yolanda Treviño, KCSM executive. "There is also a wide variety of components with different shapes and sizes that required a great deal of work to find the appropriate loading scheme and to approve all clearance issues." (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CSX, NS support return of Amtrak's rail service to Va. coast
    CSX and Norfolk Southern worked together with Amtrak and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation for the return of Amtrak's passenger rail service to Norfolk and Hampton Roads. A ceremony was held Tuesday to celebrate the event. Improvements were made to the Heartland Corridor to accommodate the additional passenger traffic, according to NS. (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Energy & Environmental Watch 
  • GenSet locomotives become more popular among railroads
    BNSF and Union Pacific are among railroads that recognize the cost- and energy-efficiency of generator-set locomotives, which are expected to be a positive sign for growth in the locomotive market, writes Kathy Bergstrom. "It looks like GenSet locomotives are here to stay, and that may be one part of the market that is growing a little bit faster than some other parts," said RailSolutions President Jim Husband. Progressive Railroading (12/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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