October, 2010 - jstagl - Editors' Posts - MyProgressiveRailroading
    • 22 Oct 2010

    UP has better handle on productivity, resource usage — and the economy

    Union Pacific Corp.’s third-quarter earnings conference on Oct. 20 included a newbie: Lance Fritz. He became executive vice president of operations on Sept. 1 to succeed long-time operations guru Dennis Duffy. During his first stab at an operational overview within the confines of a quarterly conference, Fritz provided interesting commentary on productivity and resources — and some data that suggests the economy...
    • 13 Oct 2010

    CSX tries to stay the fluid-railroad, sub-70 OR course

    I listened in on CSX’s third-quarter earnings conference this morning and got a pretty good handle on the drivers for the Class I’s stellar financial performance, as well as the few hindrances to growth. Follow this link to read an article I wrote today on the railroad’s quarterly financials for our daily online news. One thing I didn’t share in that article is an operational performance review...