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Two Harsco track machines for Tasmania
Two Harsco Rail heavy-duty track surfacing machines—a Mark VI Production/Switch Tamper and a Ballast Regulator—are on their way to Launceston, in the Australian island state of Tasmania, for deployment on…
Harsco lands a big one in Switzerland
Harsco Corp. has signed a major railway track and infrastructure maintenance equipment award with SBB (Swiss Federal Railways).
L.B. Foster announces appointments in global sales and product management
As a part of ongoing efforts by L.B. Foster “to create a more customer centered organization” in its global Rail Business, the company has added sales staff and product management…
NTSB: Angels Flight needs safety upgrades
The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended "urgent" safety upgrades for Los Angeles' Angels Flight funicular, saying the incline lacks suitable evacuation options.
AAR adds two Silver Associate Members
Eastern Fluid Power Inc. and FTD Fahrzeugtechnik Bahnen Dessau GmbH have joined the Association of American Railroads as Silver Associate Members.
LRIW elects Whiting’s Heldt 2nd VP
The League of Railway Industry Women has named Jodi Heldt, Sales Administration Manager at Whiting Corp., as Second Vice President.
CN rejects allegations made by former employee over GO Transit contracts
CN said on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, that the commuter rail infrastructure projects it undertook for GO Transit in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) were “rigorously reviewed” and that it…
A&K appoints International Sales Manager
A&K Railroad Materials, Inc., has promoted Jorge Castro to International Sales Manager. Castro has worked with the company for more than four years and will be based in Houston, Tex.
PB, Fluor awarded Saudi Landbridge contract
Parsons Brinckerhoff, in association with Fluor Corp., will provide project management consulting services for the design and construction of the Saudi Landbridge, a new, primarily freight rail line between the…
Angels Flight funicular derails
One of two funicular cars used on Los Angeles's resurrected Angels Flight derailed Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, after an electrical circuit was disrupted and the car's emergency brake engaged, lifting…
Sustainability: It's not easy being green
Railroad industry participants in the 2013 GE Transportation/Norfolk Southern Railroad Sustainability Forum in Crotonville, N.Y., are learning that, although “it’s not easy being green,” investing time and resources into sustainability…
DART plans downtown Dallas rail replacement
DART plans to commit $50 million next year to replace 1.25 miles of light rail transit track on Pacific Ave. and Bryan Street in downtown Dallas.
Rick Corman, 1955-2013
Richard J. “Rick" Corman, founder of R. J. Corman Railroad Group, died the morning of Aug. 23, 2013, following a 12-year battle with multiple myeloma. Corman died at his home…
SEPTA Route 10 trolley trackwork almost done
SEPTA says it is on schedule to complete a track renewal project on Lancaster Avenue in Philadelphia between 40th and 44th streets, with work expected to be done by Aug.…
Private equity firm acquires Nordco, Inc.
Nordco Inc. said late Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, that it has been acquired by Greenbriar Equity Group LLC, a New York-based private equity firm focused on global transportation. Terms of…
BNSF: $335 million in capex for Montana, North Dakota
BNSF plans to invest an estimated $335 million to improve and expand rail capacity in North Dakota and Montana this year.
Tamper with this, please
Suppliers continue to refine and improve the machinery needed to keep costly but critical right-of-way components in top shape.
LACMTA taps Atkins for engineering needs
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has selected Atkins to serve as a general engineering consultant (GEC) in support of Metro's rail network operations, maintenance, and expansion plans,…
Metro-North: Normal Hudson Line service Monday
Metro-North Railroad says it expects all damaged track near Spuyten Duyvil (the Bronx) on its Hudson Line to be fully repaired by Monday, July 29, 2013, following a CSX train…
Herzog ballast dumping: No GPS? No problem!
Herzog Railroad Services Inc. (HRSI) says its GPS ballast trains “are one of the safest and most efficient advancements of railroad maintenance equipment in decades. The tasks of unloading a…
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