New CSX CEO Shakes Up the Railroad, Starting With “Hump Yards”

Barely a month into his job leading CSX Corp., Hunter Harrison is already executing some signature moves from his railroad-turnaround playbook. First among them: doing away with hump yards, longtime fixtures of rail operators where long trains are broken down into individual cars by pushing them over a hill, then letting gravity send them down different tracks. From there, they are reassembled and sent to their next destination.
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