Maintenance of Way

It has been a bit more than a decade and a half since the rail industry, assisted by well-qualified consultants, alerted the public and industry watchers that economic growth would…
Kansas City Southern Railway is investing approximately $14.3 million this year on construction and improvement projects on its New Orleans Subdivision between Port Allen and Simmesport, La., and also at…
Longevity is common in the railway supply business, even though many companies have been through the merger and acquisitions process. Louisville, Ky.-based Road & Rail Services marks 30 years in…
Savage announced Oct. 25 the start of transloading in Daveport, Iowa.
Wabtec Corporation reported on Oct. 25 results for the 2016 third quarter, updated 2016 full-year guidance and announced modified terms for its acquisition of Faiveley Transport.
Harsco Corp. on Oct. 19 appointed Jeswant Gill as President of Harsco Rail, effective Nov. 1, 2016. He will be based at Harsco Rail headquarters in Columbia, S.C.
Kansas City Southern announced October 17 that train speed on 2.5 miles of track between Martin Luther King Street and Highway 90 in Gulfport, Miss. will increase from 10 to…
On October 12, 2016, U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX-1) joined representatives from American TieTek LLC, LT Resources, Inc., and other rail stakeholders to tour American TieTek’s manufacturing facility.
R.J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC has appointed Edward Quinn III as President and CEO, effective Oct. 24, 2016. He succeeds Fred Mudge, who has been serving as Interim President and…
Kevin Riddett has been appointed President and CEO of RailWorks Corp. effective Oct. 10, 2016.
Kansas City Southern announced Oct. 6 that its U.S. subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), has opened a new, multi-commodity transload terminal at its former Zacha intermodal terminal…
Paula Hammond, a senior vice president and national transportation market leader for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, is the recipient of the Ethel S. Birchland Award from the American Road and…
Chicago Rail Link, LLC (CRL), a managed affiliate of OmniTRAX, Inc., is presenting a new and innovative grade crossing pilot project. It is the first such test of this technology…
New Jersey officials reauthorized the state's Transportation Trust Fund at $2 billion a year for the next eight years.
Caltrax Inc announced the October 3 launch of its Mobile Repair Unit in the Calgary area. Repairing railcars since 1992, Caltrax Inc expands further in Western Canada with this Calgary shop…
The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) named MTA Metro-North Railroad Assistant Chief Engineer Track and Structures Anamaria Bonilla, P.E., 2016 Outstanding Woman of the Year.
LJA Engineering has promoted Mehdi Nezami, P.E., to Senior Project Manager in its Land Division.
The industry groundswell attacking the Surface Transportation Board’s pending actions on forced access and commodity reregulation has grown to include the railway supply community, including the three principal trade associations…
Cover story, September issue: Like most Class I railroads, Union Pacific has had to make adjustments to deal with sharp declines in coal and other commodities. While its $3.75 billion…
A study commissioned by Chilean State Railways (EFE) into the construction of a new rail link between Santiago and Valparaíso has concluded that one of the options under consideration would…
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