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Union Pacific Sees Volume Improving Since Previous Guidance

Union Pacific Corp. said Tuesday that it was reaffirming previously provided financial guidance for the second quarter, but added an improved outlook for volumes.

CRANDIC Railroad Lines Become Storage for 800-Plus Coal, Ethanol Cars

An amazing visual sign of our times dominates the CRANDIC railroad line between Cedar Rapids and North Liberty. Iowa Highway 965 drivers have noted hundreds of coal hopper cars and ethanol tanker cars lining the highway like silent sentries, waiting to rejoin an economy entrenched.

The Case for Mainstream Adoption

Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR), as we know it today, is rapidly reaching an inflection point. Escalating trade disruptions, rail strikes, blockades, weather events and the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the urgency to make supply chains more resilient.

Railroad Mega-Mergers to Be Feared, or a Path to Business Growth?

About once a year, someone pens a North American rail merger column. Why not one from a rail economist? This is not a “will happen” projection. It’s a strategic scenario question.

International News


Robotic Welding at Tikhvin Wagon Factory

Russia: United Wagon Co has installed a robot for welding open wagon components at its Tikhvin plant, ensuring high quality welds by minimising human variability.

Robotic Centre Opened at TVZ

Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant, TVSZ, has launched a robotic centre for the arc welding of intermediate beams in the gondola car body.
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