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Today’s ballast distribution technology ensures that aggregate is perfectly placed. Track maintainers are aware of the role well-placed ballast has on track structure. Having too much can be just as…
Deadline looms for AREMA papers
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) is inviting "all interested parties to submit Papers on subjects of interest to the railway engineering community to be considered for publication…
New Missouri bridge to relieve rail bottleneck
A ceremony is set for Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 to officially open a new rail bridge spanning the Osage River in Missouri, which officials say "eliminates the last major bottleneck…
Gannett Fleming’s McNamara named to Penn State Altoona RTE Advisory Board
Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems President Michael T. McNamara, P.E., has been named to the Penn State Altoona Rail Transportation Engineering (RTE) Advisory Board.
TTC shuns subway line shutdown
The Toronto Transit Commission has dismissed a proposal to close a portion of its subway system for a two-month stretch next year to implement overdue repairs.
U.S. suppliers to expand InnoTrans presence
The U.S. railway supply industry, through its principal trade and professional associations, will be increasing its presence at InnoTrans 2014, with a goal of increasing export business. Over the period…
MBTA rapidly replaces rail bridge
Massahusetts Bay Transportation Authority work crews replaced a 102-year-old bridge over Clayton Street in Dorchester, Mass., during the weekend, reopening MBTRA's Red Line (part of the 'T") for service by…
New tie plate production line debuts
Arkansas Steel Associates on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, welcomed guests to its grand opening of its Robotic Vicor Tie Plate Production Line in Newport, Ark.
AREMA Hay Award-winning project designed by Parsons
Parsons Transportation Group was the lead designer for the Utah Transit Authority’s FrontRunner South commuter rail project, which the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) selected for its 2013…
Two Harsco track machines for Tasmania
Two Harsco Rail heavy-duty track surfacing machines—a Mark VI Production/Switch Tamper and a Ballast Regulator—are on their way to Launceston, in the Australian island state of Tasmania, for deployment on…
Harsco lands a big one in Switzerland
Harsco Corp. has signed a major railway track and infrastructure maintenance equipment award with SBB (Swiss Federal Railways).
L.B. Foster announces appointments in global sales and product management
As a part of ongoing efforts by L.B. Foster “to create a more customer centered organization” in its global Rail Business, the company has added sales staff and product management…
NTSB: Angels Flight needs safety upgrades
The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended "urgent" safety upgrades for Los Angeles' Angels Flight funicular, saying the incline lacks suitable evacuation options.
AAR adds two Silver Associate Members
Eastern Fluid Power Inc. and FTD Fahrzeugtechnik Bahnen Dessau GmbH have joined the Association of American Railroads as Silver Associate Members.
LRIW elects Whiting’s Heldt 2nd VP
The League of Railway Industry Women has named Jodi Heldt, Sales Administration Manager at Whiting Corp., as Second Vice President.
CN rejects allegations made by former employee over GO Transit contracts
CN said on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, that the commuter rail infrastructure projects it undertook for GO Transit in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) were “rigorously reviewed” and that it…
A&K appoints International Sales Manager
A&K Railroad Materials, Inc., has promoted Jorge Castro to International Sales Manager. Castro has worked with the company for more than four years and will be based in Houston, Tex.
PB, Fluor awarded Saudi Landbridge contract
Parsons Brinckerhoff, in association with Fluor Corp., will provide project management consulting services for the design and construction of the Saudi Landbridge, a new, primarily freight rail line between the…
Angels Flight funicular derails
One of two funicular cars used on Los Angeles's resurrected Angels Flight derailed Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, after an electrical circuit was disrupted and the car's emergency brake engaged, lifting…
Sustainability: It's not easy being green
Railroad industry participants in the 2013 GE Transportation/Norfolk Southern Railroad Sustainability Forum in Crotonville, N.Y., are learning that, although “it’s not easy being green,” investing time and resources into sustainability…
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