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Pinpoint battery problems with REC’s battery monitor
The Federal Railroad Administration requires grade crossing warning equipment backup battery systems to undergo inspection and load testing every 30 days, and does not allow any time frame flexibility. Railway…
Utilizing video to understand pedestrian crossing compliance
The Communications & Signals breakout session of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association's (AREMA) Annual Conference being held in conjunction with Railway Interchange 2015, presented nine papers discussing various…
Developing a better understanding of TOR effectiveness
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association's (AREMA) Annual Conference being held in conjunction with Railway Interchange 2015, held six breakout sessions Tuesday, including nine in the Track session.
Bridges and other important rail structures discussed at AREMA
Tuesday's breakout sessions at the AREMA Conference included a whopping 11 presentations around the ever-import subject matter of structures.
Canadian Pacific’s implementation and use of ATGMS
The Engineering Services track of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association's (AREMA) Annual Conference kicked off with a presentation from Ron Gagne, director track systems, Canadian Pacific (retired), on…
New track machines unveiled by Plasser American
IRJ at Railway Interchange: Plasser American unveiled its new GRM2X self-propelled fully-automated tamping trailer at the outdoor exhibition area in Minneapolis.
Track maintenance experts share success stories at Interchange
Maintenance-minded folks at the AREMA Conference gathered throughout the day October 6 to soak up 10 informative presentations revolving around maintaining the world's railroads, which is no small task.
Horizontal grinders from Stanley show off in Minneapolis
Stanley revealed its latest in horizontal grinders with the HGL80 and HLG81 at Railway Interchange 2015 this weekend.
Zetica, Balfour Beatty Rail’s RASC Pod brings versatility to trackbed inspection
Zetica Rail and Balfour Beatty Rail call the Railway Asset Scanning Car Pod (RASC Pod) a new concept for trackbed inspection combining most elements of dedicated track recording cars on…
Loram unveils new shoulder ballast cleaner at RI2015 outdoor exhibit
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc., introduced the industry to the next entrant in its ballast maintenance product line with the launch of the Shoulder Ballast Cleaner 2400 at Railway Interchange's…
Nordco launches new machines
Nordco held a formal launch of its RoadReady ballast regulator and tamping machine a few weeks prior to Railway Interchange 2015, but the company brought both machines, as well as…
voestalpine Nortrak executes special trackwork encapsulation for NORTA streetcar project
voestalpine Nortrak's encapsulation of the Half Grand Union located at Canal and Rampart on New Orleans Regional Transit Authority's (NORTA) streetcar expansion is the first large scale field application of…
GREX launches Aurora Xi at the BIG SHOW
Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) will be launching its latest technology in crosstie inspection Aurora® Xi™ at Rail Interchange 2015 in Minneapolis, Minn., October 4.
Big news from Ballast Tools at REMSA 2015
"The parts of M.O.W equipment that you don't see are actually the most important parts on the machine," says Ballast Tools Inc. (BTI) Vice President Kip Williams.
Progress Rail to acquire RPS from Amsted
Progress Rail Services Corp., a Caterpillar company, on Sept. 28, 2015 entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Rail Product Solutions, Inc. (RPS) from Amsted Rail Company, Inc. RPS is…
AREMA’s Bowman: Railway Interchange is the most significant industry event of the year
I'm truly looking forward to Railway Interchange 2015 in Minneapolis next month. The first one was held here four years ago and was a huge success. This one promises to…
Rep. McMorris Rodgers tours L.B. Foster concrete tie facility
On September 22, 2015, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-05) joined Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association and National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association member L.B. Foster Company for a tour of its…
Leadership transition at Norfolk Southern
Continuing a tradition of smooth leadership transitions, Norfolk Southern Executive Chairman Charles W. “Wick” Moorman will be stepping down effective Oct. 1, 2015. President and CEO James A. Squires will…
British university designs robust point mechanism
Engineers from Loughborough University have developed a fail safe and robust track switch mechanism called Repoint which they say will improve safety and reduce maintenance costs.
Rocla to build Florida facility to serve FEC, All Aboard Florida
Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc., supplier of pre-stressed concrete ties, has entered in to a long-term supply agreement with All Aboard Florida and Florida East Coast Railway (FEC), which will require…
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