core rail

core rail

A steel rail, 1 that connects the tops of balusters supporting a stair handrail.
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While we continue to concentrate on our core rail transportation business, we believe the time is right to launch new telecommunications and technology business ventures that will add value to Norfolk Southern's extensive portfolio of assets," said David R.
Driven by superb performances at our core rail and trailer manufacturing operations, first quarter revenues, net income and cash flow have validated our acquisition and operational strategies.
Weak coal exports and the impact of the General Motors strike adversely impacted core rail earnings.
Hebert said the sale of low-density track to short-line railways "allows CN to concentrate on what it does best - operate a high- density core rail network that hauls large volumes of freight over long distances.
Furman, president and chief executive officer, said, "Fiscal 1997 was a very challenging year in both our core rail business and non-core operations.
Our core rail properties, which traditionally haul a significant amount of agricultural products in the fourth quarter, expect increased carloadings due to the strong harvest in the areas served by our midwestern railroads.
With our recent announcement that we plan to dispose of our motor carrier business, we are now concentrating on developing our core rail properties through internal growth, as well as through acquisition.
Tellier said the sale of low-density track to short-line railways "allows CN to concentrate on what it does best o operate a high- density core rail network that hauls large volumes of freight over long distances.
Additionally, the Company announced that it intends to focus its efforts on expanding its core rail business, and has formulated a plan to dispose of its motor carrier operations, including Steel City Carriers, Ltd.
Francois Hebert, CN's assistant vice-president, business planning and network rationalization, said: "Sales to short line railways allow CN to concentrate on what it does best - operate a heavy-duty core rail system transporting large volumes.
CSXT will benefit from AT&T's expertise and advanced technology without having to divert capital from our core rail transportation activities," Andrews added.
carrier operations; intends to concentrate on core rail