USA: On October 6 CSX and Union Pacific launched a perishable produce service with trains of 55 refrigerated cars taking 128 h between California and New York.

'What is exciting about this new service is that we’re carrying produce such as peppers, grapes and celery that we haven’t carried in rail cars since they built the Interstate highway system’, said John Philp, Assistant Vice-President, Food & Refrigerated Products, at Union Pacific.