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UPDATE 1-Freight volumes, U.S. tax law boost Norfolk Southern profit

(Adds revenue, CEO comment) Jan 24 (Reuters) - Norfolk Southern Corp, the fourth-largest U.S. railroad by revenue, reported on Wednesday an adjusted fourth-quarter profit that beat Wall Street's estimates on growth in commodity volumes. The Norfolk, Virginia-based carrier also benefited mightily from the new tax law, posting quarterly net income of $3.97 billion, or $13.79…

UPDATE 2-Trump rail safety oversight in focus after Amtrak crash

(Adds Thune asking Senate to confirm Batory) WASHINGTON, Dec 21 (Reuters) - As investigators sift through the wreckage of this week's Amtrak train crash in Washington state, critics have begun questioning President Donald Trump's recent efforts to roll back or delay finalizing U.S. rail safety regulations. Making American railroads safer drew renewed attention after the…

UPDATE 1-U.S. urges railroads to quickly install anti-crash safety system

(Adds details from letter, background) WASHINGTON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao urged the nation's railroads and transit agencies to take all possible measures to meet deadlines to install a safety system called positive train control (PTC) to prevent crashes. Letters dated Dec. 27, which were made public on Tuesday, said Chao…

CSX 4Q profit up 25 percent and railroad gets tax-cut boost

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — CSX Corp. reported Tuesday that its fourth-quarter profit grew 25 percent as it further cut expenses, and on top of it the railroad booked a $3.6 billion benefit from the corporate tax cut Congress approved last year. The Jacksonville, Florida-based railroad said Tuesday that if the tax cut benefit is included,…

UPDATE 1-Canada judge tells jury in deadly oil derailment trial to press on

(Adds defense lawyer saying jury at an impasse in second paragraph, adds context) MONTREAL, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A Canadian judge on Tuesday told jurors to continue deliberations, despite their difficulty in reaching a verdict in the joint trial of three former rail employees in the 2013 Lac Megantic train derailment that killed 47 in…

UPDATE 2-CSX revenue misses estimates on disruptions from turnaround plan

(Adds details from the conference call, updates shares) Jan 16 (Reuters) - CSX Corp reported a bigger-than-expected drop in fourth-quarter revenue on Tuesday as the third-largest U.S. railroad lost some business due to service issues caused by former chief executive Hunter Harrison's turnaround plan. Harrison, a veteran railroader cherished by investors for leading turnarounds of…