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August 27, 2012

Tie and switch tamping

An increase in heavier and more frequent loads is reducing the amount of time allotted for track maintenance. Those same factors also require main-tenance practices, such as tamping, to not…
Union Pacific steam locomotive No. 844, in many ways the 150-year-old railroad’s flagship, is on the fifth leg of the UP 150 Express, a multi-segment tour celebrating the company’s 150th…
Massachusetts reportedly is preparing to acquire Pan Am Railways right-of-way between Springfield, Mass., and the Vermont border, in order to facilitate passenger rail development on the "Knowledge Corridor." The price…
Erie, Pa.-based GE Transportation Friday unveiled its next Evolution Series locomotive that the company says "will decrease constituent emissions by more than 70% and save railroad customers more than $1.5…
Clearwater, Fla., has added its name to the list of those supporting development of a light rail transit (LRT) system for the Tampa Bay area, despite opposition from some self-described…
U.S. freight carload traffic for the week ending Aug. 18 declined 2.1% compared with the same week in 2011, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday. U.S. intermodal volume for…
At its J.R. Davis Yard in Roseville, Calif., Union Pacific on Aug. 22 unveiled an advanced experimental locomotive, UP 9900 that will test three emissions-reducing technologies: exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), diesel oxidation catalysts…
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Aug. 22 endorsed the idea of a streetcar for Boise, Idaho, while touring Boise-based MotivePower's locomotive manufacturing facility with local officials.
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Aug. 23 it would appeal the decision by a state Supreme Court judge that a state tax on suburban businesses to help finance regional…
Washington, D.C.'s District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has ordered a third streetcar from United Streetcar, LLC, a subsidiary of Clackamas, Ore.-based Oregon Iron Works, at a cost of $2.9 million.
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