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Tie and switch tamping
An increase in heavier and more frequent loads is reducing the amount of time allotted for track maintenance. Those same factors also require main-tenance practices, such as tamping, to not…
Caltrain grade separation work continues
Caltrain on Wednesday said the San Bruno Grade Separation Project, designed to improve safety at three rail crossings in downtown San Bruno, Calif., is nearing the halfway mark, with supports…
Strato CEO gets Ernst & Young award
Ernst & Young LLP has honored Michael Foxx, CEO of Piscataway, N.J.-based railroad supplier Strato, Inc., with its Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Award in the Industrial…
L.B. Foster supplies concrete ties for refinery
L.B. Foster Co. on Tuesday announced it has been awarded a contract by RailWorks Track Systems, Inc. to supply 11,000 of its CXT® Concrete Ties for the construction of an…
RSI/CMA 2012 Early Registration extended
Early registration has been extended through Friday, Aug. 17, for the upcoming RSI/CMA 2012 event at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, in Chicago Sept. 22-25. Those registering by Aug.…
Dr. Allan Zarembski heads University of Delaware railway engineering program
Noted railway civil engineering and safety consultant and researcher Dr. Allan M. Zarembski has accepted a position as research professor and director of the Railroad Engineering and Safety Program in…
FEC cashes in on Florida airport project
The Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood airport runway extension project in Broward County is producing a mini-boom in traffic for Florida East Coast Railway.
L. B Foster wins SMART concrete tie order
L.B. Foster Co. announced Thursday a contract to provide 89,175 of its CXTA Concrete Ties for the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) project. The CXT ties, equipped for Pandrol Fastclip…
CTA to modernize maintenance facilities
Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool was joined by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Tuesday to mark the launch of a $205 million program to rehabilitate and modernize the agency's rail and bus…
Bechtel completes Dulles aerial guideway
A Bechtel-led team has completed construction of a three-mile aerial guideway that is part of the 11.7 mile alignment in Phase 1 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. The guideway will carry…
Alstom chosen for Denmark ERTMS
Alstom says it has signed a contract with Danish railway infrastructure owner Banedanmark to deliver on-board equipment to railway operators in Denmark, and to equip 503 train cars with Atlas…
CN beefs up B.C. North Line capacity
Canadian National announced that it will build five extended sidings this year as part of a multiyear C$155 million program to expand capacity in the Edmonton, Alta.-Prince Rupert, B.C., corridor.
Port of Stockton hails track connection
California's Port of Stockton on Monday said it was "pleased to announce the completion of 3,347 feet of new track on the Port's West Complex ." The port implemented the…
Track replacement disrupts San Francisco MUNI
San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Authority did its best to warn city residents of bus shuttle substitution to address disruptions in light rail transit operations, scheduled to commence during Memorial Day…
Europorte, Alstom enter rail freight partnership
Europorte, the rail freight subsidiary of the Eurotunnel Group, and Alstom on Thursday announced they have signed a partnership agreement covering the maintenance of 17 Alstom manufactured Prima locomotives now…
CN: "EcoConnexions From the Ground Up"
Canadian National has launched a program, "EcoConnexions From the Ground Up," to encourage "tree planting and other greening programs in communities across its network, with a particular emphasis on properties adjacent to…
SunRail track work commences this week
Track maintenance and upgrading is expected to begin this week on an initial 7-mile portion of rail right-of-way destined for use by SunRail, central Florida's planned regional rail service.
Watco, Bourque Logistics form alliance
Bourque Logistics on Thursday said it has formed an alliance with Watco Compliance Services to offer combined railcar maintenance and regulatory compliance services to rail shippers.
TUV Rheinland celebrates 140th anniversary
TÜV Rheinland said Monday it is celebrating 140 years of delivering premier independent certification, testing, and assessment services to businesses around the world.
Triple-track project moves ahead in California
Caltrans joined BNSF Railway and Amtrak Tuesday in the groundbreaking for a triple-track segment that will add 3.8 miles of track in the Los Angeles area at a cost of $38…
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