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NTSB: Angels Flight needs safety upgrades
The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended "urgent" safety upgrades for Los Angeles' Angels Flight funicular, saying the incline lacks suitable evacuation options.
AAR adds two Silver Associate Members
Eastern Fluid Power Inc. and FTD Fahrzeugtechnik Bahnen Dessau GmbH have joined the Association of American Railroads as Silver Associate Members.
LRIW elects Whiting’s Heldt 2nd VP
The League of Railway Industry Women has named Jodi Heldt, Sales Administration Manager at Whiting Corp., as Second Vice President.
CN rejects allegations made by former employee over GO Transit contracts
CN said on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, that the commuter rail infrastructure projects it undertook for GO Transit in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) were “rigorously reviewed” and that it…
A&K appoints International Sales Manager
A&K Railroad Materials, Inc., has promoted Jorge Castro to International Sales Manager. Castro has worked with the company for more than four years and will be based in Houston, Tex.
PB, Fluor awarded Saudi Landbridge contract
Parsons Brinckerhoff, in association with Fluor Corp., will provide project management consulting services for the design and construction of the Saudi Landbridge, a new, primarily freight rail line between the…
Angels Flight funicular derails
One of two funicular cars used on Los Angeles's resurrected Angels Flight derailed Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, after an electrical circuit was disrupted and the car's emergency brake engaged, lifting…
Sustainability: It's not easy being green
Railroad industry participants in the 2013 GE Transportation/Norfolk Southern Railroad Sustainability Forum in Crotonville, N.Y., are learning that, although “it’s not easy being green,” investing time and resources into sustainability…
DART plans downtown Dallas rail replacement
DART plans to commit $50 million next year to replace 1.25 miles of light rail transit track on Pacific Ave. and Bryan Street in downtown Dallas.
Rick Corman, 1955-2013
Richard J. “Rick" Corman, founder of R. J. Corman Railroad Group, died the morning of Aug. 23, 2013, following a 12-year battle with multiple myeloma. Corman died at his home…
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