The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in October 2017 was higher compared to October 2016. Total carloads were up 3.1 percent, from 355,182 in October 2016, to 366,304 in October 2017. Crushed stone, sand, and gravel led gains, up 25.6 percent over the previous year. Coal carloads increased 25.2 percent, while nonmetallic minerals were up 20.5 percent. Trailer or container led declines, down 16.6 percent. (Click…
Railinc has been recognized as winner of the 2017 Business Value Award at the NC Tech Awards, the largest and most prestigious statewide technology awards program. Presented annually by the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA), the awards honor the companies and individuals who represent the best and brightest in technology and business in North…
The total size of the North American rail equipment fleet was up slightly during the third quarter of 2017. The total equipment count was 2,072,490, compared to 2,066,516 in the second quarter, for an increase of 0.3 percent.
 
The three largest segments during the quarter were covered hoppers (28 percent), tank cars (21 percent) and gondolas (11 percent).
 
Four car groups increased from the last quarter, led by…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in September 2017 was lower compared to September 2016. Total carloads were down 2.5 percent, from 346,473 in September 2016, to 337,782 in September 2017.
 
Nonmetallic minerals led gains, up 23.2 percent over the previous year, and crushed stone, sand and gravel carloads were up 21 percent. Coal increased only 0.4 percent after months of double-digit increases…
Railinc’s twice-weekly, onsite boot camp is more fun than Richie Stewart, the company’s IT manager, expected. He had been an avid cyclist and had done plenty of group rides in the past, but he was used to the solitude of long rides or individual workouts at the gym. “I’ve been amazed at how much I enjoy going to boot camp with my coworkers,” Stewart said “They support you and encourage you. And they hold you accountable.” Since one of his…
Railinc’s Jerry Traynham has been named Private Sector CIO of the Year for 2017 by the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA). Jerry manages Railinc’s complex technology environment, providing vision and leadership for the company’s data, product development and information systems platforms. He joined Railinc in 2005 and has led a number of significant…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in August 2017 was higher compared to August 2016. Total carloads were up 2.8 percent, from 361,405 in August 2016, to 371,493 in August 2017. Coal again led gains, up 22.1 percent over August 2016. Crushed stone, sand and gravel carloads were up 19.9 percent, while petroleum products were up 15.5 percent. Nonmetallic minerals and metallic ores led declines, down 12.2 percent…
Railinc internships offer valuable, hands-on experience in areas ranging from IT to business operations to human resources. This summer, the company welcomed about a dozen high school and college students, including Jesse Morgan, a senior North Carolina State University computer science major who worked as a software engineering intern. Jesse was kind enough to share…