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eNews • March 23, 2017
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What are Class I, Class II, and Class III railroads?

  • Class I Railroad – a railroad with an operating revenue exceeding $433.2 million. Seven Class I railroads operate in the United States: Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, CSX Transportation, Grand Trunk Corporation (subsidiary of Canadian National Railway), Kansas City Southern Railway, Norfolk Southern Railway, Soo Line Corporation (subsidiary of Canadian Pacific Railway), and Union Pacific Railroad.

  • Class II Railroad – often called a “regional railroad.” Class II railroads have operating revenues between $37.4 million and $433.2 million.

  • Class III Railroad – often called a “short line railroad.” Class III railroads have operating revenues of $37.4 million or less.

Source: Association of American Railroads

CSX hires Harrison as CEO

CSX hires Harrison as CEO

CSX Corp. has named E. Hunter Harrison chief executive officer, effective immediately, the Class I announced.

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UP says 26% of tracks are PTC ready

UP says 26% of tracks are PTC ready

Union Pacific Corp. (UP) has fully installed positive train control (PTC) on 26 percent of its tracks, according to a recent PTC implementation update from the Class I freight railroad.

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Port of Prince Rupert, Ray-Mont Logistics embark on Ridley Island expansion

Port of Prince Rupert, Ray-Mont Logistics embark on Ridley Island expansion

The Port of Prince Rupert will embark on an expansion project for containerized cargo on Ridley Island with the help of Ray-Mont Logistics, according to a press release issued by the port.

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