Tag: railroads

Clean Drinking Water and Agriculture Products Threatened by Possible Rail Strike

An enormous supply chain jam threatens access to clean drinking water, agriculture products, and more, if rail companies and unions can’t agree on a deal by Dec. 8 to prevent a possible Dec. 9 rail strike. As the strike deadline has moved, coalitions and individual industries have sent numerous letters to President Joe Biden’s administration,…


Railroad Cargo Backups Threaten New Logjam: Los Angeles Port Chief

LOS ANGELES—Railroads and importers must remove cargo that is stacking up at the nation’s busiest seaport in Los Angeles to avoid exacerbating supply chain congestion, the port chief said on Wednesday. “We must take action on this issue immediately to avoid a nationwide logjam,” Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka said on a…


The Everett Railroad Brings Back the Magic of the Steam Engine

Commentary HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pennsylvania—If you were the president of a railroad 100 years ago, you were kind of a big deal. Yet when Alan Maples became president of the Everett Railroad Company in 1983, a purchase that made him the youngest person in the history of the industry to hold that title, the Alabama native knew…


Romantic Aspirations, Vision, and Viaducts

Charles Carroll of Carrollton might well have been the Elon Musk of his day. The last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence was certainly an influencer. Carroll sponsored advances in agriculture, and, encouraged by his partnership with John, George, and Andrew Ellicott, Carroll promoted the use of crop rotation and pulverized limestone on his…