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The recent 10th anniversary of 9/11 gave us all pause to think about those tragic events and reflect on whether life is different today because of them. On Sept. 12, 2001, national security and protecting America became the new priority for our society. Across all spectrums people got on with the ...

Though not the only mode on display, streetcars dominated the APTA Expo 2011 floor show. Bombardier, Siemens, Kinkisharyo, Kawasaki, Brookville Equipment Corp., and United Streetcar all showed prototypes.

In Abraham Lincoln’s day, the Illinois Central line linking Chicago with Springfield, Ill., and St. Louis was preferred for passenger service because, of the five major lines that connected the two major Midwest cities, it offered the straightest, flattest, most direct route. Lincoln himself us ...
Improved technology from suppliers backs up a continuing campaign to keep accident trends going in the right direction.

The FRA and the AAR’s Safety Appliance Task Force have joined forces to improve these safety-critical pieces of hardware. The FRA recently amended regulations related to safety appliance arrangements on railroad equipment.

In-service failures of large freight car castings have resulted in a comprehensive review of the specifications governing their manufacture, inspection, and repair.

L.B. Foster Co. is delivering rail and trackwork products valued at $3.4 million for the construction of 8.5 miles of track at the new Vallourec & Mannesmann Tubes Star Steel pipe mill in Youngstown, Ohio. The contractor is Wintrow Construction of Barberton, Ohio.

Members of three more unions have ratified new contracts with U.S. freight railroads, it was announced Tuesday.

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 ...

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.

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