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America’s freight railroads operate the safest, most efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally sound freight transportation system in the world — and the Association of American Railroads (AAR) is committed to keeping it that way. Founded in 1934, AAR is the world’s leading railroad policy, research, standard setting, and technology organization that focuses on the safety and productivity of the U.S. freight rail industry. AAR Full members include the major freight railroads in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as Amtrak. AAR Associate and Affiliate members include non-Class I and commuter railroads, rail supply companies, engineering firms, signal and communications firms, and rail car owners.


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Moving Crude Oil by Rail
Railroads are playing a critical role in this energy renaissance, with rail shipments of crude oil growing in recent years due to the flexibility…

 




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AAR reports mixed volumes for carload and intermodal in July
Transport Leaders Begin Meeting With Trump Transition Team as New Era Commences
Donald J. Trump’s stunning game-changing upset to become President-elect of the United States, has left transport leaders scratching their…
AAR reports annual U.S. carload and intermodal declines for September 2016
AAR’s State of the Industry Report focuses on impact of railroads on U.S. economy
The Growing Risk of Transporting Crude Oil by Rail
Following the recent CSX incident, someone asked me “Why do we transport something so dangerous via rail?” That’s a good question. Why…


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AAR - The Association of American Railroads
America’s freight railroads operate the safest, most efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally sound freight transportation system in the world — and the Association of American Railroads (AAR) is committed to keeping it that way.
Association of American Railroads - Wikipedia
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) is an industry trade group representing primarily the major freight railroads of North America (Canada, Mexico and the United States). [citation needed] Amtrak and some regional commuter railroads are also members.Smaller freight railroads are typically represented by the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA), although some ...
Railroads & States - Association of American Railroads
U.S. freight railroads move over two billion tons annually across nearly 140,000-miles of privately owned infrastructure that runs through 49 states. American freight railroads make massive investments across the country that enable the most efficient freight rail network in the world; moving the goods that make modern life possible, and connecting American businesses to markets […]
Home | American Short Line and Regional Railroad ...
Connecting America’s Communities. Short line and regional railroads operate 38% of the nation's rail network. For large areas of rural and small town America, short line and regional railroads are the only way shippers can stay connected to the national network, helping businesses and employment stay local.
North American Rail Shippers Association (NARS)
The North American Rail Shippers Association (NARS) is the umbrella organization that links five regional associations of rail owners, vendors and users in Canada, Mexico and the United States.
Scholarships - Southwest Association of Rail Shippers - SWARS
The Southwest Association of Rail Shippers (SWARS) is one of five regional associations whose purpose is to provide an open forum for railroads, shippers, and other related parties to meet and discuss matters of mutual interest including service, car supply, scheduling, operating practices and technology.
Rail transport modelling - Wikipedia
At first, model railways were not to scale. Aided by trade associations such as the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) and Normen Europäischer Modellbahnen (NEM), manufacturers and hobbyists soon arrived at de facto standards for interchangeability, such as gauge, but trains were only a rough approximation to the real thing. Official scales for the gauges were drawn up but not at ...
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