Engineering / Maintenance-of-Way

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CSX completes five-state Maintenance Jamboree CSX has performed annual Maintenance Jamborees since 1999, when a machine operator coined the term “Jamboree” to describe the mass gathering of maintenance-of-way crews and equipment in one area. The most recent Jamboree, a $25 million project encompassing five states, concluded over the 2014 July 4 holiday weekend.

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A series of wildfires in central and eastern Washington state, some blazing for nearly a week, have devastated entire communities and left several sections of railway damaged. The largest fire, at more than 299,000 acres as of July 20, 2014, was...
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SEPTA has announced an intense, concentrated "Trolley Tunnel Blitz" beginning Aug. 1, 2014 and continuing through early Aug. 18, in an "around-the-clock" endeavor to upgrade and improve infrastructure. Service will be discontinued for the duration of the project. 'Given that the...
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According to the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) and Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), “Many railway suppliers are interested in expanding their customer base and business partners abroad, particularly in the growing market of South America and in Europe. The RSI/REMSA...
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Five companies joined the Association of American Railroads as Associate Members in June 2014. • Ferus Natural Gas Fuels: Gold Associate Member. Ferus is a North American-based group of companies whose specialty is delivering integrated solutions to the energy industry for...
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New Jersey Transit has implemented a $2.019 billion operating budget and a $1.203 billion capital program for the fiscal year that started July 1, 2014. The FY 2015 operating budget “reflects a stable level of state, federal and other reimbursements, which...

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CSX has performed annual Maintenance Jamborees since 1999, when a machine operator coined the term “Jamboree” to describe the mass gathering of maintenance-of-way crews and equipment in one area. The most recent Jamboree, a $25 million project encompassing five states,...
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InnoTrans 2014 is shaping up to be the largest-ever of this bi-annual global railway trade show, which attracts close to 3,000 companies representing every railway discipline. North American participation at InnoTrans is growing, as evidenced by Matthias Steckmann, Executive Director,...
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BNSF is expanding its Northern Corridor to meet increasing demand. It should come as no surprise that BNSF Railway has found itself moving commerce across its Northern Corridor at levels that often exceed practical capacity. This route was designed from the...
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The Indiana Rail Road Co. (INRD) said Tuesday, July 8, 2014 it will increase the speed limit for trains to 30 mph for the portion of its mainline between West Street and Stop 11 Road, beginning July 15. Most of this...
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J.L. Patterson & Associates, Inc. (JLP) said it has been awarded a $6.5 million contract by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) for finalizing the design of a double track project along Metrolink's Ventura County Line, north of...