CSXT Buying 300 Locomotives from GE
CSXT will purchase 300 locomotives from GE Transportation Systems through 1997. Included will be 50 CW44-9 direct-current units and 250 alternating-current units. The AC units include 197 with 4400 horsepower, and 53 with 6000 horsepower. The new locomotives will be equipped with electronic fuel injection, and the AC units will feature individual axle control and other technological advances.
CSXT Expands Locomotive Consist Limit
CSXT now allows a maximum of 12 units to be used in a locomotive consist in multiple-unit control. (Lower maximums apply in certain territories.) Previously the maximum allowed was eight.
CSXT Renames Fertilizer Business Unit
CSXT's Fertilizer Business Unit is now known as the Florida Business Unit.
CSXT Withdraws Abandonment Plans for Line in West Virginia
CSXT has withdrawn an application to abandon its Belington, Tygart and Laurel subdivisions (121.7 miles) between Tygart Junction and Bergoo, West Virginia.
CSX Reports Fourth-Quarter Results
CSX Corporation's fourth-quarter net earnings were $1.46 a share compared to $1.47 a share for the same period the previous year.
Conrail Completes Corning-Buffalo Single-Tracking Project
Conrail completed the single-tracking project of its Southern Tier line between Corning and Buffalo, New York, on January 3.
NS, FEC Offering Dedicated Detroit-Miami Multi-Level Service
Norfolk Southern, in cooperation with the Florida East Coast, is now offering dedicated multi-level service providing two and one-half day delivery of automobiles from Detroit to Miami.