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Railroads, labor unions reach tentative agreement to avert strike, service disruptions short of deadline

This story has been updated From published reports A lingering U.S. rail strike that threatened to further entangle the U.S. economy was averted early today, according to the Association of American Railroads. “Today the nation’s freight railroads are pleased to announce that tentative agreements have …

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Union Pacific, Wabtec sign historic $1 billion deal to modernize AC4400 and AC6000 locomotives

Union Pacific Railroad signed a historic deal with Wabtec Corp. this week for 600 locomotive modernizations featuring a suite of digital solutions and innovations. The agreement, worth more than $1 billion, is the largest investment in modernized locomotives in rail industry history, and part of …

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UPDATE: Texas Central Railway CEO resigns, high-speed rail project has new life after court ruling

This story last updated June 24, 2022 The Texas Central Railway, seemingly on life support after its president resigned suddenly, may be back on track. The Texas Supreme Court ruled today (June 24) that the company may acquire land via eminent domain to build its …

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Amtrak unveils specially-painted locomotive, ‘See Tracks? Think Train!’, to celebrate Operation Lifesaver

WASHINGTON – A specially-painted Amtrak P42 diesel locomotive, emblazoned on both sides with the message, “See Tracks? Think Train!” was released into service Jan. 12 during a special ceremony at Washington Union Station. The black-and-yellow locomotive commemorates the 50th anniversary of Operation Lifesaver, a non-profit …

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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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