Long delays for trains on rail networks are worrying for farmers and users of grain. Significant delays have been observed, including full trains sitting while customers waited for the grain onboard. Rails have been suffering trying to keep trains moving. Many of rails’ complaints seem to be related to the workforce. However, it isn’t clear that rails have actually reached the point where they can impact these delays.
The figures shown in the graph are marked. Norfolk Southern seems to be far and away the worst offender in delays at the origin of train service. But the delays still seem to be large.
Grain consumers and producers rely on train service to move the product. And rails have a responsibility to provide it. How can the two be gotten together?
Joanna Marsh Tuesday, March 29, 2022Grain shippers want regulators to press railroads on service issues – FreightWaves