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Atlantic Track sets Southeast Regional office
Bloomfield, N.J.-based Atlantic Track on Tuesday announced several personnel appointments, many involving staffing at the company’s new Southeast regional office in Atlanta.
Efficiency, under contract
Contractors offer a range of expertise, which always points toward productivity. Maintenance-of-way contractors share a railroad's responsibility toward budgets, time frames, and above all else safety. Among business relationships in…
NRC lauds rail’s share of TIGER III grants
In a letter Friday to “NRC Members and Friends,” National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association President Chuck Baker hailed the awarding of $5111 million in federal TIGER III grants “to…
Keeping things running smoothly
Railroads have long acknowledged the benefits offered by rail lubrication. But companies in the friction modifier market are continuing to make advances to help their railroad customers.
Metro-North Port Jervis Line is restored
MTA Metro-North Railroad said Monday it had restored “full train service” on its Port Jervis Line, severed by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene last August. “We have returned to a full schedule…
Railway Interchange 2011: An event to remember
Let me make one thing perfectly clear: I have never fueled a locomotive in my life, much less in a suit and tie. But in the photo above, taken at…
Moving beyond the traditional
Looking to really boost productivity? Wireless is the way to go. Two decades ago my counterpart in the C&S department of a Class I, the Chief Engineer Signals, noted that…
China claims high-speed signaling sale
Amid international speculation that its $300 billion high-speed rail program has been seriously damaged by faulty technology and a crash that killed 40 people (pictured), an announcement from Beijing on…
The long and the short of distributed power
Canadian Pacific has harnessed the latest train control and planning technologies to drive forward its successful long-train program. The first half of 2009 was a tough time for Canadian Pacific…
Stress state balancing act
NS discovers that managing the wheel/rail dynamic in a heavy haul environment comes down to finding equilibrium among several factors.
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