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Damaged turnout likely cause of fatal SNCF wreck
SNCF (French National Railways) says a detached turnout fishplate is the likely cause of the derailment of an intercity train on July 12 at Brétigny-sur-Orge south of Paris in which…
NRC scholarship awards announced
The National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) said Monday, July 8, 2013 it was "pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for tuition assistance to children or grandchildren of…
Cross-country or crosstown, crossties mark the way
As old rights-of-way expand or are rehabilitated—and as new rail transit routes are created and extended—the growing demand for crossties will have to serve a more diverse marketplace.
Educating the next generation of railroaders
“You’re going to be a high school senior this fall. Any thoughts on a career? College?” “Well, Dad, I think I might like to work for a railroad. It’s a…
CSX embarks on a July 4 track blitz
CSX m/w employees on July 1 kicked off an eight-day maintenance “jamboree” or “blitz” designed to complete work that would normally take 18 weeks under traffic. The accelerated timeline is…
LACMTA turns to Protran for pedestrian/trespasser warning systems
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has engaged Protran Technology for pedestrian and trespassing detection/warning systems on its surface-running light rail network.
TÜV Rheinland Rail Sciences Inc. President Gary Wolf retires
Gary Wolf, president of TÜV Rheinland Mobility Inc. dba-TÜV Rheinland Rail Sciences Inc. (RSI), has retired after 40 years in rail consulting and engineering. He will remain as senior consultant…
For CP, a rapid recovery from Alberta floods
Canadian Pacific said Monday, June 24 that its main line west of Calgary through the Banff-Canmore region of Alberta is now open after operations crews successfully restored segments impacted by…
Highlights from CSX's Corporate Sustainability Report
CSX on Tuesday, June 17 released its 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report detailing the company’s environmental, social, governance, and financial performance. The full report is accessible at the company’s…
Metro-North initiates Bronx R-O-W cleanup
MTA Metro-North Railroad said Wednesday, June 12, 2013 it will accelerate track work in the Bronx, encompassing drainage improvements, tie replacements, fencing repairs, and general cleanup of the wayside for…
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