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Train-hopping in the digital age

Jul 2, 2014
A father-son duo recount how technology changed clandestine freight train travel.
Posted In: railroad, gps, smartphone

Railroads' earnings -- and their freight -- show where the economy's heading

Jan 24, 2014
Railroads are shipping less coal, while they're sending packed supply trains to the oil fracking fields of North Dakota.
Posted In: railroad

Counting what's in freight cars, as Union Pacific reports earnings

Apr 18, 2013
If you could see inside the cars on a freight train, you'd know more about which parts of the economy are up -- or down.
Posted In: railroad, Economy, energy, fuel

Railroad to make shift to natural gas locomotives

Mar 6, 2013
BNSF, the railroad owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, should profit by switching to cheaper natural gas. Buffett's company also has a big stake in natural gas.
Posted In: railroad, train, natural gas, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett

BNSF Railway to test natural gas locomotives

Mar 6, 2013
BNSF Railway is announcing this morning that it’s trying a new experiment. The railway is going to try running some of its locomotives on natural gas this year, instead of diesel.
Posted In: railroad, rail, natural gas

Short line railroads face tough track ahead

Jan 8, 2013
Even with a new tax break for upgraded train tracks, short line railroads have trouble picking up business.
Posted In: short line railroad, rail, railroad, Transportation

Private rail tries for comeback in Florida

Aug 22, 2012
A private firm will offer service between Miami and Orlando, trying to prove that private rail service can compete with Amtrak.
Posted In: railroad, Florida, Transportation, Amtrak

Railway hack exposed

Dec 29, 2011
This blog post features Professor Katzenbeisser
Posted In: hacking, railroad