Engineering / Maintenance-of-Way

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Rocla acquires KSA Limited Partnership Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc. (Rocla), a North American manufacturer of prestressed concrete railroad ties, has acquired KSA Limited Partnership (KSA), a joint venture of Pittsburgh-based Koppers Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc., and Dallas-based Lehigh Hanson, Inc.

up-invests--million-to-strengthen-missouri’s-transportation-infrastructure
Union Pacific Railroad (UP) is investing nearly $15 million in its rail line between the Missouri/Iowa border and Trenton, Mo., part of an overall $66 million program in that state, the company announced July 13, 2015. The project began July...
washington-state-provides-funding-for-rail-infrastructure-projects
Three key rail infrastructure and economic development projects in the Columbia Basin—the Port of Moses Lake’s Northern Columbia Basin Railroad Project, the Port of Warden’s Rail Infrastructure Expansion Project and the Connell Rail Interchange Improvement Project—have all received funding in...
gearing-up-for-winter
Tools and techniques both new and old help railroads cope with weather extremes. It’s the proverbial perfect storm. Across much of North America, the period from late fall through winter is when just about everything that can hinder the business of...
wayside-monitoring-show-me-the-data
Performance monitoring devices provide railroads a targeted, educated approach to maintenance or safety issues. 2015 has been a very busy year for the rail industry so far. We’ve had tank car regulation “discussions”, PTC implementation “challenges” and tremendous activity in infrastructure...
railworks-executive-brace-retires
Scott Brace, who has served as president of RailWorks Track Systems, Inc., for the past five years, has retired. Brace began his career, which spans more than 40 years, with Railroad Service, Inc., a family business started by his father Harold...

wayside-monitoring-show-me-the-data
Performance monitoring devices provide railroads a targeted, educated approach to maintenance or safety issues. 2015 has been a very busy year for the rail industry so far. We’ve had tank car regulation “discussions”, PTC implementation “challenges” and tremendous activity in infrastructure...
railworks-executive-brace-retires
Scott Brace, who has served as president of RailWorks Track Systems, Inc., for the past five years, has retired. Brace began his career, which spans more than 40 years, with Railroad Service, Inc., a family business started by his father Harold...
industry-leaders
Railway Age was in Chicago June 17-18 at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel for its first-annual Rail Insights conference, structured as a series of conversations with industry leaders who, with Railway Age’s experienced team of editors, engaged in an interactive dialogue...
grex-acquires-sensr-monitoring-technologies
Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) has acquired SENSR Monitoring Technologies from Reference LLC of Elkader, Iowa, and established a new wholly owned subsidiary, SENSR Monitoring Technologies, LLC (SMT). SENSR develops and sells monitoring equipment to various industries throughout North America...
jerome-marullo-joins-simmons-boardman-railway-division
Jerome Marullo has joined the Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. Railway Division as Eastern Regional Advertising Sales Manager, with responsibility for Railway Age, Railway Track & Structures and International Railway Journal. He replaces Mark Connolly, who retired on May 22, 2015 after...