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Gearing up for winter
Tools and techniques both new and old help railroads cope with weather extremes.
Wayside monitoring: show me the data
Performance monitoring devices provide railroads a targeted, educated approach to maintenance or safety issues.
RailWorks executive Brace retires
Scott Brace, who has served as president of RailWorks Track Systems, Inc., for the past five years, has retired.
Industry leaders converge at Rail Insights conference
Railway Age was in Chicago June 17-18 at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel for its first-annual Rail Insights conference, structured as a series of conversations with industry leaders who, with Railway…
GREX acquires SENSR Monitoring Technologies
Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) has acquired SENSR Monitoring Technologies from Reference LLC of Elkader, Iowa, and established a new wholly owned subsidiary, SENSR Monitoring Technologies, LLC (SMT). SENSR develops…
Jerome Marullo joins Simmons-Boardman Railway Division
Jerome Marullo has joined the Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. Railway Division as Eastern Regional Advertising Sales Manager, with responsibility for Railway Age, Railway Track & Structures and International Railway Journal. He…
Industry leaders featured at Rail Insights conference
The first annual Rail Insights conference, which kicks off June 17 at the Millenium Knickerbocker Hotel in Chicago, will feature several prominent people in rail industry leadership positions who, with…
Suppliers continue their R&D efforts to provide improved ballast maintenance solutions.
FAA, BNSF partner on use of drones
BNSF is one of three companies that will work with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on a Pathfinder research partnership initiative to explore the next steps in unmanned aircraft operations.
CSX’s Kuthiala receives AAR Chafee Award
The Association of American Railroads has presented CSX Director of Advanced engineering Suneil Kuthiala with the John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award “for his outstanding environmental leadership, especially in the…
Zarembski advising Pennsylvania on CBR risk mitigation
The State of Pennsylvania has hired Dr. Allan M. Zarembski to a three-month contract to assess the state freight rail network, which hosts 60-70 crude oil trains per week.
Industry-Railway Suppliers, Inc. names Scott Commo president
Industry-Railway Suppliers, Inc. (IRS) has promoted Vice President Scott Commo to President, succeeding Ron Hobbs, who has retired. The changes were effective May 1, 2015.
Carolina Worrell joins Railway Age as Managing Editor
Carolina Worrell has joined Railway Age as Managing Editor, based at Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp.’s headquarters in New York City.
CN earmarks C$500 million for Western Canada
CN has embarked on a C$500 million multi-year capital investment program for infrastructure improvements to its Western Canada feeder rail lines in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Easy on, easy off
Flexible, cost-effective, and safe, Amtrak’s innovative Mobile Passenger Scaffolding benefits passengers and work crews alike.
STB approves Louisville-Indianapolis track upgrade
Anacostia Rail Holdings (ARH) and CSX have announced that the U.S. Surface Transportation Board has approved a joint proposal by ARH subsidiary Louisville & Indiana Railroad (L&I) and CSX to…
All tied up
All indicators are pointing to a vibrant crosstie market across all segments: wood, concrete, steel, and composite. The freight railroads’ estimated $29 billion in 2015 capital expenditures is one driving…
Testing under way on LA's Expo Line
Clearance testing for the second phase of the Expo Line light rail project in Los Angeles began April 6 with a train operating under its own power west from Culver…
USDOT makes $500 million available for next round of TIGER
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is making $500 million available for the seventh round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program.
Lowenthal proposes infrastructure trust fund
Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) has introduced legislation he says “will provide a dedicated revenue source to invest in rebuilding crumbling freight infrastructure.”
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