Maintenance of Way

High water blocked BNSF's Lakeside Subdivision between Spokane and Pasco, Wash., Thursday in the twisting, narrow Hatton Coulee between Hatton and Connell.
The head of Amtrak told lawmakers a new era of infrastructure investment is needed to ensure a healthy future for long-distance passenger rail travel in the U.S.
The Oroville Dam emergency is causing delays of 24-48 hours for Union Pacific freight moving between Oregon, Washington and Southern California.
Technology solutions company Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif., has acquired railroad automatic wayside machine-vision inspection systems supplier Beena Vision Systems Inc. for an undisclosed sum.
The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI), a non-profit affiliate of ASLRRA (American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association) has launched “Safety Tip Tuesday,” a new program that “provides easy-to-access training…
Railway Age editors, along with judges Nick Little, Managing Director of Michigan State University’s Railway Management Program, and Ronald L. Batory, President and Chief Operating Officer of Consolidated Rail Corp.,…
Rail traffic through the Rockies in Northern Montana on Thursday was blocked by an avalanche, just days after freight and passenger trains resumed operations following a similar event.
CN’s planned C$2.5 billion (US$1.9 billion) 2017 capital program is “focused on hardening core infrastructure,” the railroad said on Feb. 9.
LTK Engineering Services announced a series of promotions to its management team.
The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) s now accepting 2017/2018 school year applications for the annual RSI Undergraduate Scholarship which provides a minimum of five college scholarships in amounts ranging from…
The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) on Feb. 2 announced the list of construction firms deemed qualified to bid on the LIRR…
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) said Feb. 1 that U.S. freight railroads will invest an estimated $22 billion in 2017 capital programs.
Stuart Chirls has joined the staff of Railway Age as Senior Editor, based at Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. headquarters in New York City.
The Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) Executive Committee on Jan. 27 promoted Urszula Soucie to Chief Operating Officer and Sean Winkler to Director of Advocacy, effectively immediately.
MPL Innovations, Inc., a major supplier of solid polymer lubricants for the rail industry, has achieved European UNI EN 16028 Standard (Annex L) certification for train-borne lubricants for its NatureBlend™…
Norfolk Southern on Jan. 25 reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 financial results reflecting better income and earnings and a record-low operating ratio, compared to 2015.
Kansas City Southern will invest $550 million to $560 million in 2017 capital, a 4% to 5% percent reduction from its $584 million 2016 capex program.
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) on Jan. 23 announced his selections for Full Committee Vice Chairman and the Committee’s six Subcommittee Chairmen for the 115th Congress:
The Association of American Railroads issued a statement on Donald J. Trump's inauguration day as President of the United States stating that the rail industry is prepared to work with…
R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC, named Nathan Henderson as president of R. J. Corman Railroad Services, LLC, and of Noel Rush to serve as senior vice president Commercial Development,…
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