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Wabtec acquires Unitrac, Pride Bodies
Wabtec Corp. on May 9, 2016 completed its acquisitions of Unitrac Railroad Materials and Pride Bodies Ltd., both of which provide a variety of track-related products and services.
Public input sought for LIRR triple-track project
In a bid to make good on a promise to promote community engagement for the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Expansion Project, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out plans…
UP slates $121.6 million for California capex
Union Pacific announced a plan on May 4, 2016 to invest $121.6 million in 2016 to improve its infrastructure in California.
From the April 2016 issue of Railway Age: How machine vision is revolutionizing automated vehicle health monitoring.
Fastening System Solutions
From the April 2016 issue of Railway Age: No matter the environment, fastening systems need to be resilient, easy to install and customizable to a variety of specifications.
Rep. Ashford tours Paxton & Vierling Steel Co.’s Iowa facilities
U.S. Congressman Brad Ashford (D-Neb.) joined National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) and GoRail member Paxton & Vierling Steel Co. (PVS) for a tour of its metal service center…
InnoTrans 2016: North American attendee discount, strong Canadian presence
InnoTrans, the semi-annual global railway industry trade exhibition and the largest event of its type, is offering discounted tickets to North American attendees. As well, this year’s event will have…
NRC holds 2016 Rail Construction & Maintenance Equipment Auction
The National Railroad and Construction and Maintenance Association, Inc. (NRC) held its annual Railroad Construction and Maintenance Equipment Auction on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Blackmon Auctions facility in…
AGC honors Parsons for work on Houston Metro LRT
Parsons announced on April 14, 2016 that the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) recently honored the corporation with the Alliant Build America Award in the civil construction management category…
Harsco awarded multi-year contract for UK rail grinding services
Global industrial company Harsco Corporation announced April 13, 2016 that its Harsco Rail track maintenance business has been awarded a multi-year contract in the UK valued at more than $40…
How machine vision is revolutionizing automated vehicle health monitoring.
Shanghai Metro receives ENSCO Rail equipment
ENSCO Rail, Inc., “in continuation of a successful business relationship with China,” recently delivered a Track Geometry Measurement System and Corrugation Measurement System to the Shanghai Metro.
Nossaman taps Boyajian for Infrastructure Practice Group
Nossaman LLP has expanded its internationally recognized Infrastructure Practice Group with the hire of Shant Boyajian, former Senior Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Boyajian…
Hadenfeldt named Loram VP Sales & Marketing
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. has appointed Katie Hadenfeldt Vice President Sales & Marketing, with responsibility for all aspects of LORAM’S contract services sales and marketing efforts, along with all…
Josef W. Neuhofer, 1938-2016
Josef W. “Joe” Neuhofer, former President of Plasser American Corp., died March 29, 2016 after a brief illness. He was 78.
Fastening system solutions
No matter the environment, fastening systems need to be resilient, easy to install and customizable to a variety of specifications.
AREMA extends deadline for Watford Fellowship
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) Educational Foundation has extended the application deadline for its “Watford Fellowship” early-career, professional development initiative until April 15, 2016.
KCS to invest $20 million in rail line from Kansas through Louisiana
Kansas City Southern (KCS) announced April 5, 2016 that its principal U.S. subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), will invest approximately $20 million in 2016 in construction and…
Two m/w workers killed in wreck of Amtrak Palmetto
UPDATED APRIL 6, 2016, 2:30 p.m.: Amtrak Train 89, the New York City-Savannah, Ga., Palmetto, partially derailed at Chester, Pa., approximately 15 miles southwest of Philadelphia, on the Northeast Corridor…
Thurston named VP at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
David Thurston has been named a Vice President and National Technical Director within the transit and rail technical excellence center of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, the company announced April 4,…
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