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Hurricane Ida Railroad Service Announcements

We have received updates from the KCS, UP, NS, CSX, and BNSF railroads in regards to the Class Four Hurricane Ida that made landfall yesterday, Sunday 8/29/21. Below we have outlined these service announcements, as well as the last date they were updated. KCS Updated Monday, 8/30/21 At this time, due to excessive rain and […]

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Tropical Storm Ida Customer Advisory

The railroads BNSF, CSX, Union Pacific (UP), and Kansas City Southern (KCS) are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Ida, which is forecast to intensify before reaching the Gulf Coast this weekend (August 27th through August 29th) as a major hurricane. Hurricane watches are in effect from southwestern Louisiana across the border into Mississippi as concern is […]

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CSX Tropical Depression Fred Customer Advisory

CSX is monitoring the development and progress of Tropical Depression Fred, which is expected to reach south Florida with potential tropical storm strength by late Friday or early Saturday. Although the path and impacts of the storm remain uncertain, CSX is prepared to take measures to protect employees, rail traffic, and infrastructure. CSX will continue […]

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Washouts Impacting Union Pacific Operations

The Union Pacific (UP) has announced that flooding and resulting washouts are impacting operations in the area south of Milford, Utah, on main line track connecting Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. The duration of the outage is unknown at this time, as access to the site is challenging due to local road closures. UP […]

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CN and CP Western Canada Service Updates

Canadian National Western Canada Service Update Today the Canadian National (CN) advised their customers that the BC Wildfire Service has requested a temporary suspension of operations in affected areas of the province of British Columbia (BC), due to the numerous fires created as a result of the severe heat that has been impacting the province […]

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BNSF Service Announcement – Network Update

BNSF Network Update BNSF operating teams have been addressing several service interruptions across the network this week, including a derailment last night on the Southern Transcon, the primary route between Southern California and the Midwest, at Marceline, Missouri. Both main line tracks in this location are currently out of service.  Engineering teams and equipment are […]

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CN Western Canada Operations Update

Transport Canada has sent a cease operations order to the Canadian National (CN), effective immediately, and extending for a period of 48 hours as of July 9, 2021 00:01 Pacific Time between Kamloops and Boston Bar, British Columbia. All rail operations, excepting those required for emergency fire response or maintenance and repair work, will cease […]

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Canadian Pacific Resumes Shipments in British Columbia

The Canadian Pacific (CP) has released an update concerning the fires taking place in British Columbia, Canada, near Lytton. The mainline outage is now cleared, and crews are remaining on site in the British Columbia interior conducting repair work on affected tracks. The CP has put in place a safe and orderly startup plan for […]

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CSX Hurricane Elsa Customer Advisory

Hurricane Elsa is being monitored closely by the CSX as the hurricane tracks northwest through the Caribbean toward a possible Florida landfall the week of July 4th – July 10th, 2021. The path and strength of the storm are still developing, but shippers should continue to follow the updates provided by the CSX in order […]

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Canadian Pacific Wildfires Customer Advisory

The Canadian Pacific (CP) has put out a customer advisory concerning the fires taking place in British Columbia, Canada, near Lytton. Mainline operations have been, and will continue to be, impacted; teams are on site and assessing the situation but currently it is not known when train movement will commence through the area. Customers should […]

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Independence Day Railroad Operating Plans

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) The BNSF will be observing Independence Day on July 4th and 5th, 2021. Train service will not be reduced; however they will be minimizing the number of yard, local and road-switch assignments at terminals on Sunday during this time if specifically advised by customers that service will not be needed. […]

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BNSF Updates Southern Transcon

The Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) is reporting services challenges in response to reported extreme weather conditions that include high winds and temperatures. The report indicates that the majority of challenges are taking place at the western end of the highly trafficked Southern Transcon route. The weather conditions are causing a need for […]

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Kansas City Southern Merger Timeline

On March 26, 2021 the Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) announced that both Class I carriers had entered into an agreement to merge. April 20th the Canadian National (CN) offered to acquire the KCS for $33.7 billion, setting the stage for both of Canada’s class I carriers to faceoff for the […]

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