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Progress Rail acquires welding company
Progress Rail Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., said Tuesday it has purchased mobile welding assets from RibbonWeld LLC, a rail welding company based in Springfield, Mo.
NJT: 261 passenger cars need post-Sandy fix
Questioned Tuesday by New Jersey's Assembly Transportation Committee—but not as harshly as some expected—New Jersey Transit Executive Director Jim Weinstein said the company had sustained $100 million in damage to…
CP, Teamsters Canada workers reach accord
The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Maintenance of Way Employees Division (TCRC-MWED), representing 2,600 maintenance of way workers, and Canadian Pacific reached a tentative historic five-year contract settlement, CP announced Tuesday.
PATH curtails weekend service to speed repairs
PATH bistate rail service will be limited to just one line, the system's Newark-to-World Trade Center route, this weekend and next to aid system repairs on other parts of the…
Siemens to acquire Invensys Rail
Invensys announced late Wednesday it will sell Invensys Rail to Siemens AG for $2.8 billion.
REMSA names new officer/director slate
The Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) on Monday announced its new slate of officers and directors for 2013. REMSA Executive Director David Soule said that, as of Jan. 1, 2013,…
Cleveland Track Materials gets MTA NYCT work
Cleveland Track Material says it will deliver five guarded, tangential geometry , double crossovers with 39-41-foot track centers on low vibration concrete tie blocks for New York's Second Avenue Subway…
Nebraska short line opens new rail bridge
Nebraska Central Railroad has announced the opening of a new rail bridge serving Norfolk, Neb., which will increase the short line's capacity to move next-generation railcars of 286,000 pounds per…
For NJT, equipment damage looms large
New York-area residents attempted some resumption of "normal" travel-to-work routine Monday, with varying degrees of success. But New Jersey residents may be deprived of adequate rail transit alternatives for far…
BNSF to mark new Burlington, Iowa, bridge
BNSF Railway says it will celebrate the completion of its new railroad bridge over the Mississippi River at Burlington, Iowa, with a public ceremony and reception this Thursday, Oct. 18.
Harsco Rail group lands international orders
Camp Hill, Pa.-based Harsco Corp. Wednesday said it has secured "three new international orders within its Harsco Rail group totaling more than $85 million in projected revenues and further adding…
RSI names board members, officers
The Railway Supply Institute Tuesday announced the election results for its Board of Directors, tallied after its annual meeting in Chicago last month, and the Board's 2013 officers.
NREC promotes Cox to AVP-Operations
Mt. Vernon, Ill.-based National Railway Equipment Co. said Monday Ken J. Cox has been promoted to assistant vice president Operations.
NRC-REMSA exhibit booths sold out
Those attending the NRC-REMSA Exhibition Jan. 9-13, 2013 will be greeted with a full slate of exhibitors, the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) says, with all booths sold.
CREATE signalization modernization completed
A signalization modernization project that falls under the CREATE (Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency) program and funded through TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economy Recovery) grants has been completed.
Glide path to efficiency
Friction modification has morphed from art to science. Suppliers are spending a lot of time in the lab developing and testing products for proper lubricity, and that can withstand the…
Railway Supply Group names Trani VP
Railway Supply Group has named Marc Trani Vice President—Sales for Unity Railway Supply and IRECO, LLC. He will be based at Railway Supply Group's Bensenville, Ill., headquarters.
L.B. Foster a finalist for IndustryWeek honor
IndustryWeek has selected L.B. Foster Co.'s CXT® Concrete Ties facility in Spokane, Wash., as a finalist in the magazine's 2012 Best Plants Award for Excellence in Manufacturing competition.
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…
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