Engineering / Maintenance-of-Way

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Wabtec picks up AM General Wabtec Corp. has acquired AM General Contractor, a Europe-based manufacturer of safety systems, mainly for transit rail cars. Based in Europe, AM has annual sales of about $25 million.

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Ground has been broken on Phase III (construction phase) of the CREATE (Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency) Program’s 34th initiative, Project B1, “Canadian Pacific Crossover Upgrades.” Metra and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) will upgrade signals and add several crossover...
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Canadian Pacific Railway reported third-quarter adjusted diluted earnings per share of $2.90, up 6%, on revenue that was 3% higher at $1.6 billion. The Calgary-based railroad said its operating ratio improved by 100 basis points to 56.7%. "Volume momentum grew over the...
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L&W Industries, based in Springfield, Mo., has developed a patent-pending Heavy Duty Conversion Bracket that improves safety and reduces the maintenance costs of railway crossings. The new bracket reduces railroad crossing maintenance expenses by countering the effects of leverage, twisting and...
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Replacement of  Portal Bridge, a two-track 110-year-old swing span structure linking New Jersey and New York City on the Northeast Corridor, is under way. A recent groundbreaking ceremony marked the start of construction. The bridge spans the Hackensack River in Kearny...
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As wildfires burn in its service region, Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) will continue to provide free train service for passengers through Sunday, Oct.15 to assist evacuees and others who need transportation options. The rail transit operator resumed operations on most...

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The Port of Savannah moved more than one million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) at Garden City Terminal in the first quarter of fiscal 2018, as traffic increased by 5.8% or 55,629 TEUs over the same period in FY17. In September...
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As wildfires burn in its service region, Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) will continue to provide free train service for passengers through Sunday, Oct.15 to assist evacuees and others who need transportation options. The rail transit operator resumed operations on most...
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Caltrans released the public draft of the California State Rail Plan, which outlines a new framework for California’s rail network, for new and better rail transportation, and multimodal and community connections in the state for the next 20 years and...
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Siemens has made a “significant strategic equity investment” in Wi-Tronix, a supplier of remote monitoring, video analytics, and predictive diagnostic systems for rail rolling stock and infrastructure and other industrial markets. The investment is equivalent to a minority interest in...
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Railhead Corp. announced that it has signed a three-year contract with RailMarketplace, an e-commerce exchange created by BNSF Railway, CN, Canadian Pacific Railway, CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific Railroad. Under the contract, Railhead will supply the rail industry’s Class...

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