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Joanna Marsh

Joanna is a Washington, DC-based writer covering the freight railroad industry. She has worked for Argus Media as a contributing reporter for Argus Rail Business and as a market reporter for Argus Coal Daily.
Feb - 2023 -
03 February
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Canadian rail shippers praise feds’ actions to collect more freight data

Rail shippers see Transport Canada’s amendments to collect more freight rail data as a good start, but they maintain that more can be done.

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02 February
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Canadian Pacific touts record grain movements in January

The railway said it moved 2.29 million metric tons of Canadian grain and grain products in January, setting a monthly record.

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01 February
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Canadian Pacific ‘ready to roll’ on Kansas City Southern merger

Canadian Pacific is waiting for the Surface Transportation Board to render its decision on the proposed merger with Kansas City Southern. In the meantime, CP has been conducting interline tests to see how its service might compare to similar truck lanes.

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Jan - 2023 -
31 January
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Iowa bill seeks to limit length of freight trains

A bill before the Iowa Legislature seeks to restrict the length of freight trains operating in the state to 8,500 feet.

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30 January
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Feds say merger of 2 rail giants would cause ‘adverse’ noise pollution

A leading federal regulator says a merger between Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern would ratchet up rail noise.

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GATX optimistic about 2023 despite macroeconomic uncertainties

Rail car manufacturer and lessor GATX sees a strong secondary market and continued demand for rail cars to help support the company this year.

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27 January
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STB response on UP service limited; agency won’t delay arbitration program

The Surface Transportation Board recently took action on Union Pacific’s use of embargoes in the Midwest and rejected the Class I railroads’ request to delay a program related to smaller rate disputes.

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Norfolk Southern’s industrial development investments valued at $3.2B

Norfolk Southern and partnering companies were involved in 159 industrial development projects in 2022 worth $3.2 billion.

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26 January
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CSX expects service gains will bolster railroad during economic downturn

Like the other Class I railroads, CSX is bracing for macroeconomic headwinds in 2023. But continuing service improvements will lend support to the company, executives said during CSX’s fourth-quarter earnings call.

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25 January
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Norfolk Southern bracing for economic headwinds

Inflation and other macroeconomic headwinds figure into Norfolk Southern’s projections for 2023. Volume growth is also a big unknown, executives said during NS’ fourth-quarter 2022 earnings call Wednesday.

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