High Performance

In 1912, Elwyn E. Seelye founded a structural engineering firm in New York City bearing his name. Elwyn E. Seelye & Co. would eventually evolve into a multi-disciplinary practice, and…
James Seney, an Ohio political figure well-known for his passenger rail advocacy in the Buckeye State Ontario, according to his daughter Allison.
More than 1,000 high-speed rail planners, operators, and equipment manufacturers are expected to gather in Philadelphia July 10-13 for UIC HIGHSPEED 2012, a World Congress sponsored by the Paris-based International Union of Railways,…
Talgo, Inc. opened its Milwaukee factory Sunday to visitors interested in seeing the company's Series 8 trains, manufactured for use by Amtrak on its Hiawatha service linking Milwaukee and Chicago.
Parsons Brinckerhoff said Wednesday it has been awarded two significant contracts covering design of both high speed and 'conventional' railway systems for Britain's second high speed rail line, linking Birmingham…
Amtrak's Gateway Tunnel project, designed to add rail capacity on the Northeast Corridor under the Hudson River, will get its "fair share" of fiscal support from New Jersey, the state's…
The Obama Administration Thursday warned California officials it might rescind $3.3 billion in federal funding for the state's proposed high speed rail network, if the state legislature does not act by…
Amtrak said Friday schedules for its Wolverine Service and Blue Water passengers had been restored to normal, following extensive and expeditious trackwork along much of the route by landlord Norfolk…
The Surface Transportation Board Tuesday officially cleared the way for Michigan's Department of Transportation to acquire two sections of rail right-of-way from Norfolk Southern Corp., totaling about 135 miles, for…
The California High Speed Rail Authority has approved environmental impact studies for
 an initial segment of high speed rail from Merced to Fresno.
Seattle-based Talgo, Inc. is considering legal action against the state of Wisconsin following the latter's long-expected cancelation of a $166 million maintenance contract.
Amtrak Wednesday said it was on pace to "set another new annual ridership record, as passenger counts across its national network for the first six months of fiscal year 2012…
Camp Hill, Pa.-based Harsco Corp. late Wednesday announced it had secured international orders for its railway track maintenance rail grinders totaling more than $20 million, including the company's first rail…
Bombardier Transportation said Wednesday its Regina X55 intercity train, which entered service with Sweden's SJ in February, has been awarded the prestigious Red Dot Design Award by Germany's renowned Design…
Noted transportation academician Anthony Perl added his considerable expertise in rail transportation to the pool of Railway Age bloggers this week.
North America's marathon journey to renewing its passenger trains could gain a measure of inspiration this summer, when the world's expertise in deploying and operating high speed rail will be…
Caltrain said Thursday a regional agreement between the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) and more than a half-dozen Bay Area public agencies, including Caltrain, " will fully fund the electrification…
Though pledging to improve current plans for the Golden State's 700-mile high speed rail network, California High-Speed Rail Authority Chairman Dan Richard says the system should cost less than the…
Part of a high speed rail line ongoing operations testing collapsed in central China following heavy rains, state media reported Monday, renewing global concerns about the safety and efficiency of…
U.S. travelers may be hard-pressed to incorporate high speed rail into their domestic travels, but apparently have few problems adding Eurostar as a component for their itineraries abroad. Eurostar said…
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