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Tuesday, 17 January 2012
17 January 2012

NYMTA: FASTRACK a solid success

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority says its new FASTRACK maintenance strategy has produced " unprecedented productivity gains." Under that strategy, while lines are closed overnight for track maintenance, a first for a 108-year-old subway system that has taken pride in running its ...
Tuesday, 17 January 2012
17 January 2012

Faiveley Transport buys into Graham-White

Faiveley Transport says it has signed an agreement to acquire a controlling interest in Graham‐White, a designer and manufacturer of compressed air drying technology and brake components for locomotives and rail transit markets.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012
17 January 2012

Schneider National extends CSX contract

Green Bay, Wis.-based Schneider National, Inc., announced Tuesday it has signed a new, multiyear agreement with CSX Transportation, under which the Class I railroad will serve as one of Schneider’s primary rail providers. The agreement sets the stage for sustained, long-term service within the ...
Tuesday, 17 January 2012
17 January 2012

INIT adds new manufacturing facility

Chesapeake, Va.-based INIT Innovations in Transportation, Inc. said Tuesday that, in partnership with Simtech, LLC, a supplier of customized electronic products, it has opened Superior Quality Manufacturing (SQM) to produce a variety of electronic modules and devices featuring components such as ...
Tuesday, 17 January 2012
17 January 2012

RailComm upgrades BNSF Chicago yard

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Monday it has upgraded its existing yard system at BNSF Corwith’s mechanical facility in Chicago.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012
17 January 2012

Registration deadline looms for InnoTrans 2012

Representatives of InnoTrans 2012 note the deadline for registering is Feb. 15, “only four weeks,” for the event, set on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds in Germany Sept. 18-21.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012
17 January 2012

Railroad Day on Capitol Hill nears

Registration is now open for this year’s Railroad Day on Capitol Hill, set for Thursday, March 8. Attendance is open to all Class I, II, and III railroad personnel, shippers, state and local government representatives, as well as members from the supplier community with an interest in furtherin ...
Monday, 16 January 2012
16 January 2012

At Norfolk, NS breaks coal transload mark

Norfolk Southern has loaded the largest volume cargo in the history of its Pier 6 coal transloading facility at Lamberts Point in Norfolk, Va. Early on Jan. 12, NS finished loading 159,941.45 net tons (145,097.93 metric tons) of metallurgical coal into the M/V Cape Dover, destined for China. That ...
Sunday, 15 January 2012
15 January 2012

2012 RAILROADER OF THE YEAR: Dave Starling, making ...

When you talk with Kansas City Southern President and CEO David L. Starling about how KCS, the smallest Class I in mileage, has extended its reach and developed new frontiers, you quickly find out that “making the right connections” has a whole new meaning.

Sunday, 15 January 2012
15 January 2012

2012 PASSENGER RAIL OUTLOOK: In troubled times, st ...

In long-range perspective, the story of North American passenger rail is one of extraordinary growth. The story isn’t over.

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