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MUNI track switch replacement project continues
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, whose multimodal responsibilities include oversight of the city’s Municipal Railway (MUNI), said Thursday continuation of track improvement work MUNI will resume beginning Sunday, Jan.…
Cooley named VP at Colo Railroad Builders
Colo Railroad Builders, a provider of railroad construction and maintenance services to industrial, Class I, and short line railroads, says it has appointed Cene Cooley vice president of Operations in…
OMNI Products teams up with Jensen Precast
OMNI Products, Inc. announced that it has been joined by Jensen Precast, a provider of precast concrete products, in an agreement to expand the manufacturing and distribution of OMNI Products’…
Atlantic Track sets Southeast Regional office
Bloomfield, N.J.-based Atlantic Track on Tuesday announced several personnel appointments, many involving staffing at the company’s new Southeast regional office in Atlanta.
Efficiency, under contract
Contractors offer a range of expertise, which always points toward productivity. Maintenance-of-way contractors share a railroad's responsibility toward budgets, time frames, and above all else safety. Among business relationships in…
NRC lauds rail’s share of TIGER III grants
In a letter Friday to “NRC Members and Friends,” National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association President Chuck Baker hailed the awarding of $5111 million in federal TIGER III grants “to…
Keeping things running smoothly
Railroads have long acknowledged the benefits offered by rail lubrication. But companies in the friction modifier market are continuing to make advances to help their railroad customers.
Metro-North Port Jervis Line is restored
MTA Metro-North Railroad said Monday it had restored “full train service” on its Port Jervis Line, severed by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene last August. “We have returned to a full schedule…
Railway Interchange 2011: An event to remember
Let me make one thing perfectly clear: I have never fueled a locomotive in my life, much less in a suit and tie. But in the photo above, taken at…
Moving beyond the traditional
Looking to really boost productivity? Wireless is the way to go. Two decades ago my counterpart in the C&S department of a Class I, the Chief Engineer Signals, noted that…
China claims high-speed signaling sale
Amid international speculation that its $300 billion high-speed rail program has been seriously damaged by faulty technology and a crash that killed 40 people (pictured), an announcement from Beijing on…
The long and the short of distributed power
Canadian Pacific has harnessed the latest train control and planning technologies to drive forward its successful long-train program. The first half of 2009 was a tough time for Canadian Pacific…
Stress state balancing act
NS discovers that managing the wheel/rail dynamic in a heavy haul environment comes down to finding equilibrium among several factors.
Virginia: Amtrak to Norfolk an added service
Virginia’s plans to expand Amtrak passenger rail service to Norfolk, Va., will be pursued without sacrificing Amtrak’s current route through the state’s Tidewater region, which terminates at Newport News, on…
Keeping things running smoothly
Friction modifiers are proving their worth on track daily by improving fuel efficiency, reducing noise and increasing wheel and rail service life.
Pushing the productivity envelope
Track time is a precious commodity. Suppliers of high-productivity m/w machines enable railroads to make the most of it.
Big spending’s big payoff
Prudent and persistent capital investment has positioned Union Pacific for a robust recovery.
Getting better with the basics
The railroad industry has a safety record that’s the envy of many other industries, yet when railroads think safety, they think continuous improvement. The most important element is a strong…
Crossties: Color them green
They don’t usually show up on the industry’s “green” index, but the millions of crossties in place make a solid contribution to a better environment.
Norfolk Southern investing in growth
Doublestack clearance projects are central to the Heartland Corridor and Crescent Corridor projects. Domestic intermodal, says Wick Moorman, “is going to be a driver of the industry's growth.”
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