Engineering / Maintenance-of-Way

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BNSF plans second bridge over Idaho chokepoint One of the more challenging capacity constraints affecting BNSF's Northern Corridor is the 4,769-foot long bridge across Lake Pend Oreille outside Sandpoint, Idaho, not far from where BNSF and Montana Rail Link (MRL) converge. BNSF is now looking into the bold concept of building a second bridge, nearly a mile long, adjacent to the existing one.

ntsb-paulsboro-report-faults-training-adequacy
A National Transportation Safety Board report on a Conrail Shared Assets derailment in Paulsboro, N.J., cites several factors, including inadequate safety training for train crews, as contributing factors. The NTSB report on the Nov. 30, 2012 incident recommends at least two...
r-j-corman-acquires-roadway-worker-training
R.J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC has acquired St. Augustine, Fla.-based Roadway Worker Training, Inc. (RWT), which provides specialized training and support services to the railroad industry. RWT, founded in 2001, has four business divisions—RWT Signal Services, Railroad Protective Services, Focal Point...
rocla-opens-mexican-manufacturing-facility
Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc. (RCTI) has opened an expandable 30,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in San Jose Iturbide, Mexico. Located along the Kansas City Southern de México main line approximately 25 miles north Queretaro, the new manufacturing plant also serves as the...
cn-airport-authority-ready-rail-relocation-plan
Work to reposition rail right-of-way near Gary/Chicago International Airport, Ind., to allow for a runway extension, could begin in October, airport officials said Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. CN is ready to start work on a connector segment to the CSX Gary...
scvta-to-close-lrt-station-add-track
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority has authorized closing its Evelyn light rail transit station in Moutain View, Calif., with plans to add a second track at the site to ease an operations bottleneck. The station will be closed early in 2015,...

scvta-to-close-lrt-station-add-track
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority has authorized closing its Evelyn light rail transit station in Moutain View, Calif., with plans to add a second track at the site to ease an operations bottleneck. The station will be closed early in 2015,...
more-australian-business-for-axion
Axion International Holdings, Inc. said Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 it has received "its third purchase order totaling US$471,000 for ECOTRAX® rail ties to be shipped to Australia." ECOTRAX® rail ties are being installed throughout Australia on both main line and specialty...
csx-to-help-fund-baltimore-wall-repair
CSX Transportation reportedy has agreed to pay up to $10 million to the city of Baltimore for costs related to rebuilding the 26th Street wall that collapsed last spring, spilling automobiles and a portion of the road onto CSX's own...
cold-train-suspends-service-blames-bnsf-congestion
Earlier this year, congestion and trackwork on its Northern Corridor forced BNSF to increase transit times for intermodal shipments between the Pacific Northwest and Chicago, a move which has driven some customers to ship via Union Pacific. Now, a segment...
illinois-iais-reach-quad-cities-milestone
The state of Illinois said Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 it and Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS) had reached a "key milestone" in developing intercity passenger rail service linking Chicago and the Quad-Cities of Moline and East Moline, Ill., and Davenport and...