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Are corrosion protection strategies for rail “all hat and no cattle?” (all talk, no substance?). James McDonald, Terry Aben P.E., and Douglas Mittlesteadt of Hempel USA examine this subject for Railway Age. ...

Canadian officials reported no injuries Wednesday morning, Oct. 8, 2014, in the aftermath of a CN train derailment occurring Tuesday near Wadena, Saskatchewan that generated smoke and some fears of toxic release.

Supporters of a streetcar for downtown Los Angeles now estimate the construction cost at $259 million, about double their original estimate, as details of the planned route have emerged.

SYSTRA on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 announced its launch of the RAILSIM X® Software Suite, an analytical software for rail systems modeling and simulations.

The Federal Transit Administration has declined to sanction an environmental study of a proposed $1.6 billion rail transit line linking Glassboro and Camden, both in New Jersey's Philadelphia suburbs, the latest setback to a service in flux for at least 18 years.

Axion International Holdings, Inc. said Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, it has "received a purchase order for ECOTRAX® rail ties to be shipped and installed in Russia's [rail] system. This is the company's fourth order from Russia, signifying strong international demand."

Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) service "is two years away from the start of passenger service between the Sonoma County Airport and downtown San Rafael" in northern California, and the project "is on solid financial footing," according to SMART Chief Financial Officer Erin McGrath.

New locomotives and rolling stock have finally begun to arrive on the property. Suppliers and other Amtrak supporters say more is needed.

California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., has signed California Senate Bill (SB) 785, legislation that allows the Caltrain electrification project to proceed as a design/build procurement. The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board’s (Caltrain’s owner/operator) authority to issue design/buil ...

Locomotives are valuable mechanical assets. Here's how four railroads, working with an innovative supplier, are getting the most out of these complex machines.

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