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TTCI seeks a remedy for uneven flange profiles.

Senior Consulting Editor Luther Miller aptly describes a sometimes-adversarial relationship that is at least partially fueled by the success of our freight railroads, which are without a doubt the best in the world. The testy relationship involves the railroads and a small but vocal group of cust ...
Recently I fielded a call from the president of a regional railroad who is an old friend. He had some boxcars on his railroad that he was leasing from one of the major operating lessors. The cars were up for renewal and when he received the lessor’s rental quote, he went into sticker shock. He ...

Prudent and persistent capital investment has positioned Union Pacific for a robust recovery. For a railroad the size of Union Pacific, planning and spending multibillion-dollar capital budgets is an exercise in prudence, precision, and vision.

Although the Railroad Safety Improvement Act of 2008 was written primarily for the Class I's, many of the short line and regional railroads that touch roughly one out of every five carloads the Class I's handle will have to deal with this mostly unfunded mandate. 

Vancouver's TransLink incentive to expand, and market, rail and transit options. The momentum is likely to continue. TransLink, part of British Columbia Rapid Transit Co., by almost all accounts performed admirably during the 2010 Winter Olympics, held Feb. 12-28 in Vancouver, British Columb ...
Railroads have made powerful strides in efficiency with the diesel-electric, and more are on the way. Here’s what the experts see. Of all the technological advances that have occurred in the railroad industry in the past half-century or so, maintenance-of-way mechanization is the one most clos ...
Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam joined state and local dignitaries and business and community leaders Friday at the groundbreaking for the new Memphis Regional Intermodal Facility in Rossville, Tenn. The $105 million facility is part of NS’ multistate $2.5 bil ...
29 April 2011

Builders

The feast-or-famine pattern of freight car orders has made a sharp turn inthe builders' favor. The American Railway Car Institute released figuresThursday showing that the manufacturers' backlog of cars on order andundelivered reached 51,913 on April 1. That compares with 22,658 on Dec. 31,2010; 19, ...
Kinkisharyo International, LLC put its electro-hybrid ameriTRAM streetcar on display in Dallas Friday, continuing its national promotion of the streetcar designed for U.S. urban needs in a city alre ...
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