Engineering / Maintenance-of-Way

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Fastening System Solutions From the April 2016 issue of Railway Age: No matter the environment, fastening systems need to be resilient, easy to install and customizable to a variety of specifications.

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Protran Technology, a division of Harsco Rail, has appointed Clay A. Bunting as Deputy Director, Field Engineering and Training to develop the company’s growing range of safety technology for track workers and track inspection technology. “Clay Bunting comes with a wealth...
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TriMet has completed the 1st Avenue MAX Improvements Project, which rejuvenated a section of the original MAX light rail alignment. The project was the biggest rail replacement project in MAX history. The area in Portland, Oregon is part of the original...
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voestalpine Nortrak Inc, headquartered in Richmond, BC, with seven manufacturing plants in the U.S., has announced that Ant Watson stepped down as CEO effective March 31, 2016. With the departure of Watson, Nortrak’s executive management team has been restructured as follows: •...
valley-metro-lrt-extensions-powered-by-mac-products
Electrified rail transit in Phoenix, Ariz., host city of the 2016 APTA Rail Conference, has been growing rapidly. Valley Metro recently opened two extensions to its light rail network—the Central Mesa LRT and Northwest Extension LRT. Kearny, N.J.-based MAC Products,...
union-pacific-plans-to-invest-6m-into-its-home-state
Union Pacific will spend $78.6 million improving its infrastructure in Nebraska this year. The planned spend is on top of the $200 million the railroad invested in its infrastructure in the state between 2011 and 2015. The majority of UP's Nebraska...

wabtec-acquires-unitrac-pride-bodies
Wabtec Corp. on May 9, 2016 completed its acquisitions of Unitrac Railroad Materials and Pride Bodies Ltd., both of which provide a variety of track-related products and services. Based in Tennessee, Unitrac is a leading designer and manufacturer of railroad track...
steps-taken-to-engage-public-for-lirr-triple-track-project
In a bid to make good on a promise to promote community engagement for the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Expansion Project, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out plans for public meetings, launched a new website and committed to...
union-pacific-plans-to-invest-16-million-in-its-california-rail-infrastructure
Union Pacific announced a plan on May 4, 2016 to invest $121.6 million in 2016 to improve its infrastructure in California. UP says the planned investment covers a range of initiatives: $104 million to maintain railroad track and $17.3 million to...
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From the April 2016 issue of Railway Age: How machine vision is revolutionizing automated vehicle health monitoring. Railways are increasingly moving toward automated detector systems to supplement manual rolling stock inspection. Machine vision systems that inspect components on a moving train...
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From the April 2016 issue of Railway Age: No matter the environment, fastening systems need to be resilient, easy to install and customizable to a variety of specifications. A well-designed fastening system not only preserves proper track geometry, but will also...