PAS: Man in the Middle?

NS and CSX may have agreed upon an operator for the Pan Am Southern properties.

PAS: Man in the Middle?

18.February – Murmurs concerning prospects for obscure branch lines, and cloaked references to a “fourth player” at the Pan Am Southern poker table indicate that, despite our doubts (see PAR Sale: The Sound of Silence; ANRP 04.Feb.2021), CSX continues forward with its purchase of PAR. The long wait for papers speaks to a desire of the parties […]

NS: Ayer Container Traffic Temporarily “Frozen”

NS: Ayer Container Traffic Temporarily “Frozen”

13.February, Ayer MA – NS has released a flurry of messages regarding winter weather delays and congestion, leading to the temporary cancelation of some trains beginning on 08.February.  As a result of slow gate activity following several rounds of winter storms and frigid temperatures gripping the Northeast and Chicago regions, NS announced in Shipper Alerts […]

PAS: Hoosac Tunnel Up to 25 mph

TRACK CREWS CONTINUE TO MAKE GAINS OVER THE LENGTH OF THE PATRIOT CORRIDOR.

PAS: Hoosac Tunnel Up to 25 mph

09.February, North Adams MA – PAR track crews are working into Winter to raise sustained track speeds along the PAS Patriot Corridor. For the first time in years, the current timetable bulletin DOES NOT include the Hoosac Tunnel, authorizing trains to run through the storied bore at the 25 mph timetable maximum. Slow orders also […]

NS: Former UP Hunt Cary Appointed VP Ops Efficiency

NS: Former UP Hunt Cary Appointed VP Ops Efficiency

11.February – NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk Southern announced today that its board of directors has elected Hunt Cary, a 28-year railroad veteran, as vice president operations efficiency. Joining Norfolk Southern from Union Pacific Corporation, Cary brings extensive knowledge and leadership experience in network operations, supply-chain logistics, precision scheduled railroading, and use of technology to drive […]

NS: Signals to Go Dark South of Binghamton

HISTORIC LINE GOES DARK AS NORTH-SOUTH TRAFFIC SEEKS A BETTER ROUTE

NS: Signals to Go Dark South of Binghamton

29.January, Binghamton NY – Norfolk Southern has filed notice to discontinue the CTC traffic control system (TCS) on its D&H Subdivision south between Binghamton NY and Harrisburg PA, on the Keystone Division. In FRA Docket# FRA-2021-0010, NS seeks permission to discontinue the TCS between milepost (MP) HA 629.3 to MP HA 715.7. This includes control […]

NS: Considering 17,000-ft Trains

XTRA-LONG TRAINS LOOK GREAT FROM WALL STREET, BUT WILL THEY BLOCK MAIN STREET?

NS: Considering 17,000-ft Trains

02.February, Atlanta, GA – A 14,000-ft train is now a relatively common sight, where the territory allows. Long trains are no strangers to the railroads that have adopted PSR as a way to reduce costs, increase revenue and improve their operating ratio (O:R). According to exclusive, well-placed sources, NS is considering raising the bet to […]

NS: Dedicated Auto Rack Pair Wins Back New England Traffic

NS CLAWS BACK PREVIOUS AUTO TRAFFIC AND MORE VIA DEDICATED TRAIN PAIR WITH DAILY ASPIRATIONS.

NS: Dedicated Auto Rack Pair Wins Back New England Traffic

20.January, Ayer MA – Norfolk Southern has reportedly won new, large-volume auto transport contracts into Ayer, confirming hints dating back to August.2020. ANRP exclusive sources indicate that current CSX customers Honda, Hyundai, and Ford, among other manufacturers, will be riding NS rails to Mechanicville NY and Ayer MA ramps, and dropping Davisville RI traffic at […]

NS New England Intermodal and Automotive Traffic Up Despite 3Q Numbers

NS New England Intermodal and Automotive Traffic Up Despite 3Q Numbers

Norfolk Southern this week reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020. During the quarter, the company achieved net income of $569 million, diluted earnings per share of $2.22, and an operating ratio of 66.5%. These results include a previously announced $99 million non-cash impairment charge. Excluding the effects of the impairment charge, […]