Progressive Railroading

Newsletter Sign Up
Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry

All fields are required.


Rail News Home Rail Industry Trends

January 2017

Rail News: Rail Industry Trends

Progressive Railroading's 16 most-read news stories of 2016

By Pat Foran, Editor

A deadly train collision. Derailments and accidents, and causes of same. Class I management cuts and other leadership changes. A failed Class I merger bid. Railroad operations realignments. A big-time short-line holding company acquisition. A big-time fine for an FCC rule violation. The selection of a new U.S. secretary of transportation. A new crop of Rising Stars. Our readers’ news interests reflect some of the rail-industry trends, and a few turbulent and tragic moments, of the past year. Here are 16 for 2016 — the Daily News stories our readers clicked on most often last year:

1. BNSF trains collide in Texas (6/29/16)

2. BNSF trims management, realigns operations (5/31/16)

3. NTSB: Fatigued crew cause of deadly UP train crash (12/7/16)

4. Canadian Pacific fined $1.2 million for violating FCC rules (8/17/16)

5. NTSB: BNSF trains collided after one train missed a red light (7/15/16)

6. Remains of two BNSF employees recovered at Texas crash site (6/30/16)

7. Norfolk Southern won’t work with Great Lakes’ proposed rail line (6/1/16)

8. NTSB issues early report on Amtrak derailment in Kansas (4/7/16)

9. CP announces leadership moves (4/21/16)

10. Canadian Pacific drops efforts to merge with Norfolk Southern (4/11/16)

11. Genesee & Wyoming to acquire Providence and Worcester (8/15/16)

12. President-elect Trump picks Chao to run USDOT (11/30/16)

13. Norfolk Southern to consolidate into northern, southern segments (3/2/16)

14. Tank cars involved in UP derailment met new standards (6/6/16)

15. Progressive Railroading announces Rising Stars for 2016 (3/29/16)

16. CSX makes senior leadership changes (5/23/16)


Browse articles on Progressive Railroading BNSF NTSB Canadian Pacific Norfolk Southern Rising Stars

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.