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2012-03-08 08:35:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fredrik Eliasson, CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) executive vice president and chief financial officer, will address the JP Morgan Aviation, Transportation and Defense Conference in New York, N.Y. on Thursday, March 15, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Access to the audio webcast will be available on CSX's website at http://investors.csx.com. A replay and accompanying audio will be available following the conclusion of this event. About CSX CSX...

2012-03-08 07:29:00

WILMERDING, Pa., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB), has signed a contract to provide components for 130 new passenger cars being built for Amtrak by CAF USA, Inc. (part of the CAF Group), a railcar builder with manufacturing facilities in New York state. The cars are expected to be delivered from 2013-14. Amtrak has an option to purchase an additional 70 cars from CAF. Wabtec will be providing braking equipment, door operating systems, sanitation systems,...

2012-03-07 09:11:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX today announced that the company has been named a finalist in CivilianJobs.com's 2012 Most Valuable Employer (MVE) for Military ranking. CivilianJobs.com is a leading career resource organization dedicated to connecting American employers with experienced military talent. Nearly one in five CSX employees has served in the military, and many continue to hold Reserve or National Guard status. The CivilianJobs.com award recognizes...

2012-03-06 12:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian Pacific (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) today announced that it will be moving additional Bakken crude oil by unit train rail from a planned industry logistics hub served by its North Dakota network. The Van Hook, North Dakota, facility, to be developed by U.S. Development Group (USD), will handle crude oil and related products from the Bakken formation and will have initial capacity to handle up to 35,000 barrels per day at eight...

2012-03-02 08:05:00

OMAHA, Neb., March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific Corporation announced today that its chairman, president and chief executive officer James R. Young will take a medical leave of absence from his responsibilities as president and chief executive officer while he is being treated for recently diagnosed pancreatic cancer. He will remain chairman of the board during his treatment. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110304/LA59497LOGO) Pursuant to a long-established...

2012-03-01 13:56:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett announced today that a national publication has ranked Pennsylvania among the nation's top states for new or expanded corporate facilities in 2011. "I am committed to putting Pennsylvania back on track by creating a pro-business environment that encourages new investment and job growth," said Corbett. "This new national recognition verifies that we are moving in the right direction." Site Selection...

2012-03-01 12:57:00

OMAHA, Neb., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fortune named Union Pacific the most admired among trucking, transportation and logistics companies for the second consecutive year. The magazine's annual World's Most Admired list is published in the March edition. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110304/LA59497LOGO) Union Pacific ranked No. 1 in seven of nine reputation attributes identified by Fortune: People management Use of corporate assets Social responsibility Quality...

2012-03-01 12:00:00

NORFOLK, Va., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark Sinquefield has been named director police for Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC), headquartered in Atlanta, effective March 1. He succeeds Al L. Shackleford II, who retires after 39 years with Norfolk Southern. Sinquefield began his career with Norfolk Southern in 1985 as a special agent and advanced through a number of positions within the police department. He holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Bluefield College and a...

2012-03-01 08:45:00

NORFOLK, Va., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) is honoring its predecessor railroads during 2012, its 30th anniversary year, by painting 18 new locomotives in commemorative schemes that reflect the heritage of those predecessors. Since the 1820s, hundreds of railroad companies were built, merged, reorganized, and consolidated into what eventually became Norfolk Southern, itself created from the consolidation of Southern Railway and Norfolk and Western Railway in...

2012-02-29 15:00:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Transportation today presented its Partnershipping Award to the Regional Economic Development Partnership (RED) in Wheeling, West Virginia, in recognition of its efforts to locate three energy-related projects that will be served by CSX. The organization also supported state legislation providing incentives for energy companies investing in the state. The award was presented to RED by Clark Robertson, CSX's assistant vice...