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Early Glance: Railroad companies

Shares of some top railroad companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Full story

Union wants feds to mandate 2-member train crews

Most railroads in the U.S. use at least two crew members to operate freight trains, but there's no federal rule to prevent them from using one employee as did a Maine-based railroad whose train, while unattended, careened into a Canadian town, causing an explosion and fire that killed 47 people. Full story

UP Railroad plans to restore massive steam engine

Union Pacific Corp. says it will try to restore one of the largest steam locomotives ever built to operating condition. Full story

News Summary: Norfolk Southern 2Q profit falls

FRETTING OVER FREIGHT: Norfolk Southern railroad's second-quarter net income slipped 11 percent to $465 million net income, or $1.46 per share. Full story

Norfolk Southern boosts dividend to 52 cents

Norfolk Southern Corp. said Tuesday that its board voted to increase the railroad's quarterly common stock dividend by 2 cents, or 4 percent, to 52 cents. Full story

CN railroad 2Q profit rises on higher revenue

Canadian National Railway Co. said Monday that second-quarter profit rose 14 percent on higher rates and an increase in volume. Full story

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Insight: Canadian train disaster a dark turn for rail veteran

Higher rates lift Union Pacific 2Q profit 10 pct.

CSX predicts relatively flat earnings this year

CSX says 2Q rail profit chugged ahead 4 percent

Final Glance: Railroad companies

Midday Glance: Railroad companies

Insight: Quebec train set too few brakes, with deadly result

Train in Canadian derailment headed by Chicago rail veteran

Trimble banks on high-tech farming: Barron's

Railroad embankment, quick evacuation, likely saved lives in Texas blast

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  Truckers help drive CSX profits: CEO

The railroad company reported profits of $0.52 per share on revenues topping $3 billion. Michael Ward, CSX chairman & CEO, discusses the drop in coal volumes and where he sees growth prospects.

  5 beautiful places every American should visit

Jeanenne Tornatore, a senior travel editor for Orbitz, shares some of the nation’s hidden gems to visit if you’re celebrating the Fourth of July holiday by traveling, including Durango, Co. and the San Juan Islands in Wa.

  Train explosion renews call for safe transport

“In These Times” reporter Mike Elk talks with MSNBC’s Craig Melvin about the broader effects of the disastrous chemical explosion in Baltimore.

  Teen girls killed in train derailment

Two teenage girls, who were killed in the Maryland train derailment, tweeted pictures of themselves from a railroad bridge just moments before the crash. WRC's Darcy Spencer reports.

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