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Consistent year-over-year traffic increases have led railroads to call operating employees back to work in increasing numbers. ...
U.S. carload freight traffic for the week ending December 11 continued the year’s overall trend above 2009 levels, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday—up 10.2%. U.S. intermodal traffic for the week was up 14.1%, with container volume up 15.9% and trailer volume up 6.4%. ...
Sumitomo Corp. of America announced Thursday that, in conjunction with its carbuilder partner Nippon Sharyo, it has been awarded a contract from Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) to supply 18 diesel multiple-unit (DMU) railcars for use in California’s Sonoma and Marin countie ...
At 1,850 feet—19 private passenger cars and two classic EMD E-8 diesel-electric locomotives in the Pennsylvania Railroad’s famous Tuscan Red/gold pinstripe keystone livery—the Liberty Limited was a sight to behold, roaring up the Northeast Corridor at 90 mph on December 1 ...
The Delaware River Port Authority has awarded a $194.2 million contract to Alstom Transportation Inc., Hornell, N.Y., for overhaul and upgrading of its aging 120-car PATCO rapid transit car fleet. The largest capital improvement project in DRPA history, the contract includes $69 million in Feder ...
Rail Safety Consulting, LLC has been awarded a contract to provide FRA safety compliance services for the Metrolink PTC system in Los Angeles. RSC, as a member of the Parsons-led integration team, will lead the development of the FRA rule 236 Subpart I required safety submittals in support of FRA ...
The Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) has issued “Reliability Centered Maintenance: A Case Study of Railway Transit Maintenance to Achieve Optimal Performance.” The research report, available at no charge on the MTI’s website, is a case study of a single heavy rail transit ( ...
Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., in a joint venture with IBM, has been selected by TransLink as the preferred bidder for a DBOM (design-build-operate-maintain) smartcard and faregate system for Greater Vancouver's transportation system, to be in service by 2013. The operations and maintenance ...
Earlier this year, Brookville Equipment Corp. took an ancient EMD SW-9 switch locomotive and transformed it into a twin-engine, 1,400-hp ultra-low-emission, twin-genset switcher for Genesee & Wyoming’s Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad. No. 1401, the first of two such units, is equipped ...
CN President and CEO Claude Mongeau, in a Dec. 14 address before the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, said CN’s rise to “rail industry leader from industry laggard” is “one of the most profound transformations in Canadian business history, the product of a compelli ...
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