Engineering / Maintenance-of-Way

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Optimizing friction management Suppliers are implementing technology advancements that ensure friction management isn’t a drag.

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The Association of American Railroads has presented CSX Director of Advanced engineering Suneil Kuthiala with the John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award “for his outstanding environmental leadership, especially in the area of fuel efficiency.” Kuthiala, who has 14 years of service...
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The State of Pennsylvania has hired Dr. Allan M. Zarembski to a three-month contract to assess the state freight rail network, which hosts 60-70 crude oil trains per week. Zarembski, an internationally recognized expert in the area of railway track and...
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Industry-Railway Suppliers, Inc. (IRS) has promoted Vice President Scott Commo to President, succeeding Ron Hobbs, who has retired. The changes were effective May 1, 2015.   Commo, who has 15-plus years of experience in the railroad industry, joined IRS in 2011 and...
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Carolina Worrell has joined Railway Age as Managing Editor, based at Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp.’s headquarters in New York City. A graduate of City University of New York-Hunter College, Worrell honed her skills at Dodge Data & Analytics (formerly McGraw Hill Construction),...
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CN has embarked on a C$500 million multi-year capital investment program for infrastructure improvements to its Western Canada feeder rail lines in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. These lines, CN said, “are handling rising volumes of industrial products, natural resources and energy-related...

cn-earmarks-c0-million-for-western-canada
CN has embarked on a C$500 million multi-year capital investment program for infrastructure improvements to its Western Canada feeder rail lines in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. These lines, CN said, “are handling rising volumes of industrial products, natural resources and energy-related...
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Flexible, cost-effective, and safe, Amtrak’s innovative Mobile Passenger Scaffolding benefits passengers and work crews alike. On many passenger rail systems, the Bridge and Building (B&B) Department is an important part of an effective track production program, keeping heavy track production units...
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Anacostia Rail Holdings (ARH) and CSX have announced that the U.S. Surface Transportation Board has approved a joint proposal by ARH subsidiary Louisville & Indiana Railroad (L&I) and CSX to upgrade a key freight corridor between Indianapolis and Louisville, Ky....
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All indicators are pointing to a vibrant crosstie market across all segments: wood, concrete, steel, and composite. The freight railroads’ estimated $29 billion in 2015 capital expenditures is one driving factor, but healthy expansion plans among transit agencies are also...
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Clearance testing for the second phase of the Expo Line light rail project in Los Angeles began April 6 with a train operating under its own power west from Culver City. This is the first time an LRV has crossed...