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Union Pacific offering incentives to relieve intermodal shipment backlogs at U.S. ports

OMAHA, NE — Union Pacific Railroad is taking additional steps to reduce global supply chain congestion with a weekend incentive to help relieve intermodal shipment backlogs. By offering refunds on some containers, the railroad hopes to speed goods and products moving across the United States …

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New agreement in place as Kansas City Southern, Canadian Pacific resume merger pursuit

As expected, Canadian Pacific Railway and Kansas City Southern last week re-entered into a merger agreement under which CP will acquire KCS in a stock and cash transaction representing approximately $31 billion USD. The agreement follows a Surface Transportation Board ruling earlier this month that …

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Kansas City Southern, Canadian Pacific Railway resuming negotiations for proposed merger

The proposed Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern merger is regaining momentum. Talks are back on after a Surface Transportation Board decision stalled Canadian National Railway’s attempts to take over KCS, and CP issued a new proposal to merge with the nation’s smallest Class I railroad. The …

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Canadian Pacific acquiring Kansas City Southern to create seamless Canada, U.S., Mexico rail network

Canadian Pacific Railway is acquiring Kansas City Southern for $29 billion (USD) in stock and cash, creating North America’s first rail network connecting Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, the companies announced Sunday. The new company will be called Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC). While remaining …

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Norfolk Southern transforms eroded shoreline into green oasis as part of sustainability initiative

NORFOLK, VA (PRNewswire) — Oysters, river otters, shore birds, and other wildlife have a new place to call home along an industrial stretch of the Elizabeth River that Norfolk Southern has reclaimed as a living shoreline. The innovative sustainability project, completed recently, has transformed a …

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Amtrak to purchase 75 Tier 4 locomotives from Siemens Mobility in effort to replace aging fleet

Amtrak will acquire new mainline passenger diesel locomotives from Siemens Mobility to replace its aging National Network locomotive fleet. Seventy-five Charger locomotives are being built for Amtrak’s Long Distance train service as part of an $850 million order that includes options to purchase more to …

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