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Monday, 18 June 2012
18 June 2012

BNSF unit trains to serve new frac sand facility

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. announced Monday that it has formed "an innovative alliance with BNSF Railway to build a new silica sand storage facility in San Antonio, Tex., that will support the rapidly growing oil and gas extraction industry in the Eagle Ford shale."

Flanders, N.J.-based Protran Technology said June 15 that it has landed a contract with a major energy company to outfit locomotives leased from two Class I railroads “with the first advance warning system to help prevent accidents and deaths related to shove moves.”

Friday, 15 June 2012
15 June 2012

Alstom tapped for Stockholm regional trains

Alstom Transport said Friday it has received an order from the Swedish Public Transport Authority AB Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL) for 46 new Coradia Nordic regional trains.

Friday, 15 June 2012
15 June 2012

Bombardier signs BART contract for new cars

Bombardier Transportation said Thursday it has signed a contract with Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) for 260 new rail cars, valued at about $631 million.

Friday, 15 June 2012
15 June 2012

Wabtec makes $88 million acquisition

Wabtec Corp. announced Thursday that it has acquired Mors Smitt Holding, a global provider of electronic components for rail and industrial markets, from Eurazeo PME, for about $88 million.

Thursday, 14 June 2012
14 June 2012

UP rolls out fleet of mobile classrooms

Union Pacific has unveiled a fleet of mobile classrooms that it says will bring “state-of-the-art operations and safety training” to locomotive engineer and conductor locations across its 23-state system.

Thursday, 14 June 2012
14 June 2012

Kasgro builds “World’s Largest Railroad Car”

A newly manufactured Schnabel Car, WECX 801, built by Kasgro Railcar, Newcastle, Pa., is being called the “World’s Largest Railroad Car.” The 231-foot, 400-ton, 36-axle behemoth rises 18 feet above top-of-rail and has a load limit of more than 1,000 tons.

U.S. freight carload volume for the week ending June 9, 2012, once again failed to match the comparable week in 2011, down 1.7%, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday. The shortfall, however, was less severe than in the previous week, when freight carload volume was down 3.1% co ...
Thursday, 14 June 2012
14 June 2012

Bypass line sports Alstom signal system

Alstom said Thursday it has equipped the new Bologna High Speed Bypass Line in Italy, scheduled to open in December, with its Atlas 200 signal platform.

Thursday, 14 June 2012
14 June 2012

Next LRT/university clash arises in Houston

With some exceptions, U.S. universities appear reticent to invite light rail transit onto the college campus.

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