Maintenance of Way

Chicago-based NxGen Rail Services announced Wednesday, March 12, 2014 what it calls "the release of the world's first high-speed rail inspection system capable of detecting missing and displaced rail anchors."
Axion International Holdings, Inc. said Tuesday, March 11, 2014 it has "a second purchase order for ECOTRAX® rail ties to be shipped to Russia and installed in track with a…
Fastening system developments are ensuring track integrity, as more is demanded of rail infrastructure. Market growth for fastening systems continues to see a push from heavier and more frequent loads,…
CSX’s J&L Tunnel Modification Project in Pittsburgh has won the Project of the Year Award from the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) and the Diamond Award for Engineering Excellence…
CN announced on Feb. 19, 2014 a capital investment plan worth approximately C$2.1 billion (US$1.9 billion) “to continue to raise network safety and efficiency, improve service, and grow the business.”…
In June 2014, the Railway Tie Association (RTA) and the Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) will host joint activities that will…
High-tech track inspection gives railroads a clear picture of their maintenance needs. Automated track measurements assess overall track structure and individual components and, over time, can illustrate infrastructure health trends…
The National Railway Historical Society each summer sponsors RailCamp, a venue that gives hands-on contemporary railroading and railroad preservation experience to high school students, allowing them to interact directly with…
The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association has named the winners of its 2013 Field Employee and Rail Construction Project of the Year Awards. Both were recognized at the 2014…
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on Jan. 24, 2014 issued amended regulations contained within its Federal Track Safety Standards that govern rail inspections. The amended regulations “will help identify rail…
Austin, Tex.'s Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CapMetro) plans to add a second track at three stations on its existing route, as well as upgrade signaling and grade-crossing equipment, in order…
Bridgeport, N.J.-based Pandrol USA LP has announced it has acquired the CDM Track business unit, including the Resin Bonded Rubber manufacturing unit RBSI in France, from the Overijse, Belgium-based CDM.
Saguenay, Quebec-based Entretien Ferroviaire Boivin, Inc. has joined the Association of American Railroads as a Silver Associate Member.
Bridgeport, N.J.-based Pandrol USA says Luke Reardon has joined the company as a sales and customer service representative, based at company headquarters.
Axion International Holdings, Inc., producer of ECOTRAX® composite rail ties and STRUXURE® building products, has received an order worth $925,000 from “a major domestic transit line located in the South…
After years of sucking up tons of track debris from the underground portions of the subway system, one of MTA New York City Transit’s (NYCT) two vacuum trains is receiving…
New York State will receive $18.5 million to relieve rail congestion in and around Syracuse, N.Y., an Amtrak station stop on right-of-way owned by CSX Corp.
California's North County Transit District (NCTD) on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 specified track work dates for its Coastal Rail Line, used by its COASTER regional rail service, and part of…
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) hopes to restore service to the recently upgraded – and storm-destroyed – South Ferry Station in lower Manhattan by mid-2016.
Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad President and CEO Carl Belke says a new rail bridge along the right-of-way in Falconer, N.Y., is nearly complete, and under budget, as a result…
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