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A look at 6 major railroad companies

NEW YORK — The U.S. rail network accounts for about 40 percent of U.S. freight moves by ton-miles (the length freight travels) and 16 percent by tons (the weight of freight moved). There are 21 regional railroad companies and 510 local. Below is a look at the major operators. BNSF Railway Parent company: Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Miles of ...

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Crews work to clear up after 2 Wisconsin train derailments

WATERTOWN, Wis. — Crews worked Monday to clear freight cars from rail tracks and contain spilled crude oil and chemicals after two trains derailed in Wisconsin about 200 miles apart over the weekend. More than a dozen cars of a Canadian Pacific Railway train loaded with crude oil jumped the tracks in Watertown on Sunday afternoon, puncturing one car that ...

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Final approval of oil train settlement is delayed

PORTLAND, Maine — Final confirmation of a $338 million settlement for victims of an oil train derailment that claimed 47 lives in Quebec was delayed Thursday to give the lone party that opposes the plan additional time to reach an agreement on terms to join the settlement or withdraw its objection. Canadian Pacific will let the settlement move forward by ...

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Canadian Pacific Rail strike ends as two sides agree to arbitration


OTTAWA, Feb 16 – Canadian Pacific Railway and the Teamsters Canada union have agreed to seek mediated arbitration, ending a one-day strike at the country’s No. 2 railway, Canada’s labor minister said on Monday. “The strike is over,” Labor Minister Kellie Leitch told reporters. “Our intention is to get service working at 100 percent by tomorrow morning.” The government had ...

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Helped by oil trains, Canadian Pacific reports record profits

Canadian Pacific Railway, a hauler of crude oil and other commodities through Minnesota, said Thursday that oil shipments from North Dakota and Canada rose 22 percent in 2014, and are expected to increase again this year despite low oil prices. The crude-by-rail traffic, along with increased grain, consumer and other business, drove record revenue and earnings per share for the ...

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Oil cars, tracks inspections show defects

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PORT HENRY — A new round of crude-oil tank car and rail inspections uncovered 100 defects, including eight critical safety defects that required immediate repair. State Department of Transportation and Federal Railroad Administration inspectors examined about 95 miles of track and 23 switches along the Canadian Pacific Railway main line between Albany and Whitehall and from Plattsburgh to the Canadian ...

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Call for policy after rail merger fails

Canadian Pacific Railway’s CEO is expected to call for a “comprehensive North American transportation policy” Tuesday, a day after the railroad said merger talks with CSX had ended. E. Hunter Harrison, Canadian Pacific’s CEO, saw the merger as a way to ease congestion, particularly around the bottlenecks that have developed in the Chicago area, promote competition and improve shareholder value. ...

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Heidi Heitkamp goes postal


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ U.S Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is callin people out all over the place. Yesterday, she accused the Postal Service of not adhering to the “Fix My Mail” campaign she started earlier this year. The United States Postal Service made a promise to Heitkamp to extend the hours of operation for 30 rural post offices in ...

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