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Gross & Janes receives U.S. patent for wood crosstie pre-treatment Gross & Janes Co. announced Sept. 8, 2016 that it has received a United States Patent for a “two-step” borate pre-treatment dipping process and related equipment the company developed to increase the life of wood railroad crossties.

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Cover story, September issue: Like most Class I railroads, Union Pacific has had to make adjustments to deal with sharp declines in coal and other commodities. While its $3.75 billion 2016 capital program is lower than last year’s, it upholds...
chile-mulls-new-santiago-valparaíso-line
A study commissioned by Chilean State Railways (EFE) into the construction of a new rail link between Santiago and Valparaíso has concluded that one of the options under consideration would meet government investment criteria. In Chile, rail is at a disadvantage...
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Brazilian mining giant Vale has obtained a 10-year operating license from the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Natural Resources (Ibama) for a rail link to the new Carajás Serra Sul (S11D) mine in the state of Pará. The 53-mile branch runs...
atlanta-issues-bid-request-for-streetcar-track-system
The City of Atlanta, Department of Procurement (“DOP”), announced a bid for FC-9139, Emergency On-Call Repair and Maintenance for the Atlanta Streetcar Track System. The City of Atlanta (“City”) is soliciting bids from qualified bidders to furnish labor, tools and equipment...
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Federal Railroad Administration data says the percentage of rail workers who tested positive in random drug tests increased to 0.53% in 2015 from 0.37% in 2014, following five years of stable rates. As such, FRA is implementing expanded random drug testing...

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Scott M. Saylor, North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) President, and James K. Kessler, AREMA Passenger and Transit Functional Group Director and Vice President, Engineering and Planning with NCRR, presented a $50,000 endowment to the AREMA Educational Foundation. Brian A. Lindamood, AREMA...
kyra-senese-joins-rts-staff
Kyra Senese has joined the staff of Railway Track & Structures as Assistant Editor, reporting to RT&S Editor and Railway Age Engineering Editor Mischa Wanek-Libman. Senese graduated from Columbia College Chicago in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism...
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Danella Rental Systems announced its hire of Matthew Harbison as a business development manager for the Western North America territory. A 13-year veteran of the rail industry, he most recently served as a sales representative for a hi-rail manufacturer, where he...
plasser-names-blechinger-as-president
Plasser American Corporation last month named Thomas Blechinger President. Blechinger succeeds Dr. Günther Oberlechner, who retired after a long and distinguished career at Plasser American Corporation spanning over more than 40 years. Thomas Blechinger joined the railroad industry in Europe as...
gross-janes-receives-us-patent-for-wood-crosstie-pre-treatment
Gross & Janes Co. announced Sept. 8, 2016 that it has received a United States Patent for a “two-step” borate pre-treatment dipping process and related equipment the company developed to increase the life of wood railroad crossties. Gross & Janes uses...