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Jim Foote, 1954-2024

James M. Foote, a third-generation railroader who began his career at 18 as a Soo Line nighttime mechanical department laborer in his native Superior, Wisc., died April 16. He was 70. Foote,

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”

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

The Port of Savannah moved more than 3 million tons of cargo in March, while handling 154 vessels between Garden City and Ocean terminals, according to GPA. (Photograph Courtesy of GPA)

Intermodal Briefs: GPA, ITS Logistics

March was the third consecutive month of growth for the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), with rail volumes up 22%. Also, ITS Logistics releases its April forecast, reporting that the collapse of Baltimore Key Bridge has resulted in a “‘severe’ rating for Atlantic Ocean Region.”

“Keep an eye out for a bright new container along CSX’s rails!” the Class I reported via LinkedIn on April 5. (Screen Grab of CSX Video, Courtesy of the Class I Railroad)

Class I Briefs: BNSF, CSX

BNSF reports a double-digit increase in 2024 intermodal volume and service to a new grain handling facility in Sherman County, Tex. Also, CSX debuts its City Year-branded container and another Heritage Locomotive.

Hinrichs Talks with Cramer on ‘Mad Money’

CSX President and CEO Joe Hinrichs spoke with Jim Cramer on CNBC’s Mad Money, sharing an update on CSX’s “creative service solution” to manage freight traffic that would typically transit through the