October, 2009 - jstagl - Editors' Posts - MyProgressiveRailroading

October, 2009

Editors' Posts

Editors' Posts
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  • Inside the 3Q numbers at CP and NS

    Senior executives at Canadian Pacific and Norfolk Southern Corp. had a lot of interesting things to say yesterday during their respective Class I’s earnings teleconference and Webcast — things that went well beyond the usual financial statement...
  • Lobbyists, legislators and laughs at Wisconsin's Freight Rail Day

    Yesterday, I attended “Freight Rail Day 2009” in Madison, Wis., at a hotel across the street from the capitol building. The one-day event was organized by the Wisconsin Railroad Committee — namely BNSF, CN, CP, UP, the Escanaba &...
  • CSX: Doing more with less

    CSX Corp. has hundreds of furloughed train and engine-service workers and thousands of locomotives and rail cars at the ready to rejoin operations when traffic demand rebounds. As of Oct. 3, the Class I had furloughed 1,643 T&E employees (or 13 percent...
  • Economist survey: U.S. on the road to recovery

    The good news: More than 80 percent of U.S. economists believe the recession is over and the economy is beginning to strengthen, according to a recent survey by the National Association for Business Economics. The bad news: The recovery will be slow because...
  • Of light rail and 3-D in Indy

    The Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization (IMPO) was seeking a three-dimensional representation of its planned light-rail system between Noblesville and downtown Indianapolis. Who you gonna call? High schoolers. Mount Vernon High School students...
  • Happy 25th North Shore and Iowa Interstate

    The North Shore Railroad Co. recently marked its 25th anniversary. Formed by Richard and Miriam Robey on Aug. 1, 1984, the company initially owned the North Shore Railroad and Nittany & Bald Eagle Railroad in Pennsylvania. The company now owns those...