The Railroad Week in Review:
Fourth Quarter 1998
- December 31, 1998
Year-end ranking of rail stocks' YTD performance; STB decrees UP should keep what
it has in Houston; CN-IC merger fallout; NS capex plans for 1999; Aussies eat
into US coal producers' offshore market share.
- Week ending December 26, 1998
Christmas; no issue.
- Week ending December 19, 1998
WC stock performance outlook; Rip Watson on pending APL sale; new KCS
website; CSX announces new Chicago-NY schedules; Chicago pulls a
Cleveland; Possible rail passenger franchises in Canada; UP tells
STP Houston "back to normal."
- Week ending December 12, 1998
CSX Intermodal contracts put trains on NS; BNSF reorganizes
merchandise business unit; DM&E wins STB approval for Powder River
Basin line; Greenbrier gets $50 mm order for double-stack platforms.
- Week ending December 5, 1998
Railroad relevance to public at large; CSX opens "Arsenal Connection"
in Philadelphia; CP vs. CSX New York to Montreal; Wisconsin Central
in Jordan rail consortium; Shortline car supply.
- Week ending November 28, 1998
Thanksgiving: no issue.
- Week ending November 21, 1998
More on the AAR "Town Hall" meetings; Conrail split set tentatively
at 3/1/99; Norfolk Southern's Jim McClellan re passenger trains on
freight railraods; Union Pacific stock performance YTD; RTEX opens
another Canadian line.
- Week ending November 14, 1998
Grossman on growth at Emons; Providence & Worcester cuts debt load
and interest expense; Aden Adams back at CSX; Union Pacific hiring
60,000; STB enviro impact study blesses CN+IC; Shippers tell AAR
they need better communications with railroads.
- Week ending November 7, 1998
Emons posts 24% revenue increase for the quarter; GNWR revenues
up 47%; RAIL posts 50% revenue increase; RTEX sells half its
Brazil interests; Trans-con perishables then and now; More
on mix courtesy of CSX.
- Week ending October 31, 1998
Earnings Week: CSX, Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern, Wisconsin Central;
commentary on revenue per car as a measurement of yield; relationship between
yield and customer satisfaction.
- Week ending October 24, 1998
Earnings: BNSF, UP, Railtex, CSXT, CN; Hub. CSXT's Aden Adams; CP/NS bridge route;
grain prices and car supply; Wisconsin Central tentative UTU settlement;
Kansas City Southern backs off spinoff.
- Week ending October 17, 1998
Recent stock performance among railroads, vendors; potential stack train
shakeup; Union Switch & Signal signs with Britain's Railtrack; Westinghouse
Air Brake's new acquisition; Trinity Industries; Conrail T&E employees on
the [new] job; shortline rail access issues deadline October 30; correction
re GNWR ownership.
- Week ending October 10, 1998
Earnings Week preview; South Orient abandonment nixed by STB; AZRC
profile; Kansas City Southern spinoff plans in limbo?; Genesee &
Wyoming expansions; RailTex carloading growth;
- Week ending October 3, 1998
Third quarter results and market commentary; Norfolk Southern on shared asset area
management; New York Stock Exchange history; Tales from the Abyss--short lines
and Class Is on their interrelationships.
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