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After months of negotiations, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and Boston Carmen’s Union Local 589 have agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement.

Couplers need to be the strongest link in a train, capable of withstanding extreme forces of buff (compression) and draft (compression). Since the semi-automatic “Janney” knuckle coupler was patented in 1873 and mandated by the 1893 Safety Appliance Act, couplers, and the standards that gover ...

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited announced Dec. 23 that Gordon Trafton has been appointed to its Board of Directors effective January 1, 2017.

Canadian Pacific (CP) announced on Dec. 22 that its 18th annual Holiday Train has collected donations of $1.2 million and 250,000 pounds of food to this point.

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced Dec. 23 that its "enforcement of federal rail safety rules has led to the highest-ever civil penalty collection rate in the agency’s 50-year history, surpassing last year’s record-breaking rate ...

Short line railroad executive David L. Parkinson, 78, died Saturday, Dec. 17 at Palm Desert, Calif. after a brief illness.

The National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) named Greg Dunn, Project Manager for Herzog Contracting Corp., as the 2016 NRC Field Employee of the Year.

Said the New York Times in 1957: “The Second Avenue Subway, envisioned long ago and promised in 1951, probably will never be built.” It took nearly 60 years, but on Dec. 23, 2016, the Gray Lady was proven wrong.

On Dec. 21, 2016, the National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) named the Exposition Light Rail Transit Phase 2 Design-Build Project (Expo 2) by ...
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ASLRRA selects GREX

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) announced on Dec. 21 its selection of Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) as a preferred provider in the association’s Member Discount Prog ...
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