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Leadership transition at Norfolk Southern
Continuing a tradition of smooth leadership transitions, Norfolk Southern Executive Chairman Charles W. “Wick” Moorman will be stepping down effective Oct. 1, 2015. President and CEO James A. Squires will…
British university designs robust point mechanism
Engineers from Loughborough University have developed a fail safe and robust track switch mechanism called Repoint which they say will improve safety and reduce maintenance costs.
Rocla to build Florida facility to serve FEC, All Aboard Florida
Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc., supplier of pre-stressed concrete ties, has entered in to a long-term supply agreement with All Aboard Florida and Florida East Coast Railway (FEC), which will require…
NMC Railway Systems hosts Rep. Ashford for tour, discussion
Rep. Brad Ashford (D-NE-2) joined representatives from NMC Railway Systems for a tour of the company's Omaha facility and discussion of public policy priorities for the local business and rail…
Doug Delmonico retires from Encore Rail Systems
Broomfield, Colo.-based Encore Rail Systems, Inc., a single-source provider of tie plugging and rail seat abrasion prevention and repair equipment and compounds, on Sept. 2, 2015 announced the retirement of…
FRA issues ballast repair safety advisory
The Federal Railroad Administration issued a safety advisory to emphasize the importance of timely repairs of ballast defects and conditions on main tracks.
PTSI Transportation starts Route Learning System for NJT
PTSI Transportation has commenced work on an application of its Route Learning System™ (the digital replacement for its Linear Route Profile™) for NJ Transit’s Newark Light Rail system.
Beth Caruso named AREMA head
The Board of Governors of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) has appointed Elizabeth (Beth) S. Caruso, CAE, as Executive Director/CEO, effective Sept. 1, 2015.
OnTrackNorthAmerica, Cisco Systems sign MOU
OnTrackNorthAmerica (OTNA) and Cisco Systems Inc. have signed an MOU (memorandum of understanding) on a partnership “to build the next generation of transportation life-cycle cost and benefit measurement tools,” according…
INRD opens upgraded White River Bridge
The Indiana Rail Road on Aug. 21, 2015 officially opened it new White River Bridge, which replaces a structure built 116 years ago incapable of handling modern heavy-haul freight trains.
UIUC officially opens RAIL facility
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for its Research and Innovation Laboratory (RAIL) located at the Harry Schnabel, Jr., Lab.
Lindsey Collins joins NRC as grassroots VP
Lindsey Collins has joined the NRC (National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association) as Vice President of Grassroots Advocacy. She comes to NRC from the Washington, D.C.-based multi-modal transportation policy think-tank…
Nordco introduces RoadReady™ Surfacing Team
Nordco Inc. launched its RoadReady™ Surfacing Team to an audience of more than 100 railroad professionals during a customer Open House at its Oak Creek Headquarters in Wisconsin on August…
UP slates $15 million for one Missouri line
Union Pacific Railroad (UP) is investing nearly $15 million in its rail line between the Missouri/Iowa border and Trenton, Mo., part of an overall $66 million program in that state,…
Washington State provides funding for rail infrastructure projects
Three key rail infrastructure and economic development projects in the Columbia Basin—the Port of Moses Lake’s Northern Columbia Basin Railroad Project, the Port of Warden’s Rail Infrastructure Expansion Project and…
Rocla acquires KSA Limited Partnership
Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc. (Rocla), a North American manufacturer of prestressed concrete railroad ties, has acquired KSA Limited Partnership (KSA), a joint venture of Pittsburgh-based Koppers Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary…
Don’t let your joint bars get out of joint
How TTCI is investigating the effects of heavy train loads on joint bar performance.
Gearing up for winter
Tools and techniques both new and old help railroads cope with weather extremes.
Wayside monitoring: show me the data
Performance monitoring devices provide railroads a targeted, educated approach to maintenance or safety issues.
RailWorks executive Brace retires
Scott Brace, who has served as president of RailWorks Track Systems, Inc., for the past five years, has retired.
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