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AAR: North American Rail Volume Up Through Week 15

Through the first 15 weeks of 2024 (ending April 13), total North American carload and intermodal traffic rose 2.2% from the same point last year, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported April 17. The U.S. and Mexico experienced gains, while Canada saw a decline.


STB Closes UP Embargo Docket

The Surface Transportation Board on April 17 issued findings and closed its proceeding in Oversight Hearing Pertaining to Union Pacific Railroad Company’s Embargoes, Docket No. EP 772. STB noted that “UP’s effort to

CSX Unveils First HFC Locomotive

A little less than one year ago, CSX partnered with CPKC (Canadian Pacific Kansas City) to develop hydrogen fuel cell (HFC)-powered locomotives. On April 16, CSX unveiled its first unit, a “groundbreaking”

NS Deploys Second DTI Portal

Norfolk Southern has deployed its second Digital Train Inspection Portal (DTI) in Jackson, Ga., on its Atlanta South District Subdivision, where approximately 19 trains pass through daily. Each portal features Machine Vision

Rail Vision systems are said to detect objects on and along the tracks from a distance of up to 1.2 miles (2 kilometers)—in real time, as well as in all weather and light conditions. When an obstacle is detected, the system sends visual and acoustic alerts in real-time to both the operator and the command-and-control center. (Image Courtesy of Rail Vision)

Rail Vision Seeks to Expand U.S. Market Reach

Ra’anana, Israel-based Rail Vision Ltd. on April 15 announced that, as part of its marketing efforts in the U.S., it has entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOD) with an undisclosed leading railway technologies company for the distribution of its MainLine and ShuntingYard products.

Report: SCOTUS Passes on NS vs. STB Suit

The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) declined April 15 to hear Norfolk Southern’s challenge to a 2022 Surface Transportation Board ruling (Norfolk Southern Railway Co. v. Surface Transportation Board et al., case number 23-577, in

Big Boy Westward Bound

Union Pacific has announced the general schedule for a summer tour of Big Boy 4014, the world’s largest operating steam locomotive. 4014’s Westward Bound Tour will start June 30 in Cheyenne, Wyo., enroute to Roseville, Calif.,