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Thursday, 16 August 2012
16 August 2012

TSI opens new railcar repair shop

Transportation Services, Inc. (TSI) says it has opened its new railcar repair shop in Chadron, Neb., situated on the Nebraska Northwestern Railroad's lines, and with interchange access to both BNSF and Canadian Pacific.

Thursday, 16 August 2012
16 August 2012

Caltrain grade separation work continues

Caltrain on Wednesday said the San Bruno Grade Separation Project, designed to improve safety at three rail crossings in downtown San Bruno, Calif., is nearing the halfway mark, with supports and bridges for the $147 million project now visible.

Thursday, 16 August 2012
16 August 2012

Strato CEO gets Ernst & Young award

Ernst & Young LLP has honored Michael Foxx, CEO of Piscataway, N.J.-based railroad supplier Strato, Inc., with its Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Award in the Industrial Products category in New Jersey.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012
15 August 2012

12-month report shows strong railroad earnings

Class I railroads in the 12-month period ended June 30 earned consolidated net income of $11.9 billion on an increase of 0.58% in traffic (1.7 trillion revenue ton miles of freight) compared with the year-ago period, according to a report posted on the Surface Transportation Board website. ...
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
15 August 2012

FRA says PTC deadline won’t be met

The Federal Railroad Administration says substantial progress has been made in establishing Positive Train Control (PTC) in the U.S., but acknowledges that the congressionally mandated deadline to do so, Dec. 15, 2015, will not be met.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012
15 August 2012

L.B. Foster supplies concrete ties for refinery

L.B. Foster Co. on Tuesday announced it has been awarded a contract by RailWorks Track Systems, Inc. to supply 11,000 of its CXT® Concrete Ties for the construction of an unloading facility at the Tesoro oil products refinery in Anacortes, Wash.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012
14 August 2012

San Diego revamping trolley routes

San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System next month will alter its operations pattern for the San Diego Trolley, aiming to eliminate some transfers and improve travel times.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012
14 August 2012

Wabtec to repower Metrolinx locomotives

Wabtec Corp. Tuesday said its MotivePower subsidiary has signed a $45 million contract with regional transportation authority Metrolinx to repower 11 locomotives with new engines and propulsion systems that meet significantly higher environmental standards. Deliveries are expected to begin in 201 ...
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
14 August 2012

UP to test emissions-reducing technologies

Union Pacific will partner with EMD to develop 25 experimental locomotives that are based in two rail yards in California to be used in a $20 million test of new technology designed to reduce diesel emissions from freight locomotives.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012
14 August 2012

CSX Intermodal Terminals, EMH&T win award

CSX Intermodal Terminals, Inc. and EMH&T have won the American Council of Engineering Companies of Ohio 2012 Engineering Excellence Outstanding Achievement Award for the design of the CSX unit's Northwest Ohio intermodal terminal.

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