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Was it a washout? NTSB releases prelim CSX derailment report The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a preliminary report on the May 19, 2018, derailment of a CSX train near Alexandria, Va.

was-it-a-washout?-ntsb-releases-prelim-csx-derailment-report
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a preliminary report on the May 19, 2018, derailment of a CSX train near Alexandria, Va. While a probable cause was not determined, based on the ongoing investigation, NTSB...
aar-takes-freight-rail-message-to-mayors
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) issued a letter to mayors across the United States on June 8 pointing out the merits of the freight railroad industry to those who are at the front lines...
cn-plans-yard-expansion-maintenance-in-manitoba-during-2018
Canadian National (CN) plans to invest approximately CA$130 million (US$100 million) in Manitoba, Canada, this year.     CN's investment is part of an effort to strengthen the company's rail network throughout the province, including through the expansion...
csx-announces-bids-on-six-rail-segments
CSX Corporation (CSX) announced this week that the company is soliciting bids on six rail segments.     The Class 1 says the move is part of a broader aim to drive asset utilization, improve efficiency and facilitate...
fra-to-hold-three-symposia-to-discuss-ptc
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will hold three symposia in Washington, D.C., throughout the summer to answer questions and address best practices surrounding the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC). The first symposium will be held...

infra-grants-8m-to-create-and-ohio-rail-projects
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) recommended 26 projects to be awarded a total of $1.54 billion in federal funds as part of the FY18 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant program. USDOT had up...
cn-plans-to-invest-ca0m-in-bc-infrastructure
Canadian National (CN) has announced plans to invest about CA$340 million (US$263 million) across British Columbia this year to grow and strengthen the railroad's network in the province.     "We are investing for the long haul with...
ncdot-stages-crossing-accident-to-educate-drivers-on-risks
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Rail Division's BeRailSafe program, in partnership with N.C. Operation Lifesaver, conducted a staged train crash May 30 in Star, N.C.   The staged accident simulated a car attempting to beat...
csx-names-schwichtenberg-chief-safety-officer
James Schwichtenberg has joined CSX as vice president and chief safety officer, effective immediately. The railroad said Schwichtenberg is a recognized leader in rail safety and will lead the company's "intensified focus on safety to re-establish...
union-pacific-releases-2017-sustainability-report
Union Pacific (UP) has released its 2017 Building America Report, the railroad's ninth installment of its yearly sustainability report.     The report outlines UP's progress toward reaching its social, economic and environmental goals throughout 2017. "Union Pacific's sustainability...