Maintenance of Way

Canadian Pacific said Monday, June 24 that its main line west of Calgary through the Banff-Canmore region of Alberta is now open after operations crews successfully restored segments impacted by…
CSX on Tuesday, June 17 released its 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report detailing the company’s environmental, social, governance, and financial performance. The full report is accessible at the company’s…
MTA Metro-North Railroad said Wednesday, June 12, 2013 it will accelerate track work in the Bronx, encompassing drainage improvements, tie replacements, fencing repairs, and general cleanup of the wayside for…
Eddy Current inspection may be a technology whose time has come. Gage Corner Cracking (GCC) of rail and wheel from Rolling Contact Fatigue (RCF) has been historically difficult to measure…
This opinion piece should start off updating some of the ongoing debate between champions of rail rights-of-way restoration for rail use, and those wanting those rights-of-way for hiking or biking…
CN is accelerating work on a $33 million upgrade of its Whitehall Subdivision in Wisconsin to increase carloading capacity and train velocity for the growing frac sand supply chains of…
Axion International Holdings, Inc. said May 22 that it has received a purchase order for ECOTRAX specialty rail ties from Edmonton Transit System, to be applied on the Albertan capital's…
The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) and Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) will be co-hosting the USA Pavilion at the Business on Rails trade show, Nov. 5-7, 2013, in São Paulo,…
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) is offering the third of its successful railroad technology tours, to be held Sept. 4-14, 2013.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority has selected the Tutor Perini/Zachry/Parsons joint venture's bid as the "apparent best value" for the design-build contract to construct the first section of its new…
A new law in New Mexico will provide a tax break to lower the cost of locomotive fuel for the BNSF Railway Co., the Associated Press reported Wednesday.
Canadian Pacifc on Thursday said it had resumed service in western Minnesota after a derailment spilled up to 30,000 U.S. gallons of oil.
Elbow grease was the main driver of track maintenance a century ago; today, it’s technology. When it comes to the grinding process, everything from close cooperation with railroads to continued…
Invensys Rail says it will serve as a subcontractor to Five Star Electric Corp. in a project to replace two rail interlockings for MTA New York City Transit.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) plans to utilize Axion International's ECOTRAX railway ties for three miles of its planned Blue Line light rail transit extension into South Dallas, Tex.
New Jersey's two U.S. Senators late Thursday announced $144.4 million in federal disaster relief for New Jersey Transit, which will be used by the corporation mostly to repair rail facilities…
New Jersey Transit Tuesday said its electric-powered rail service to and from Hoboken Terminal would resume Sunday, March 24, complemented by changes in schedules to reflect the resumption. Restoration of…
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority has taken the figurative plunge to reopen its old station at South Ferry, in lower Manhattan, in early April, after Hurricane Sandy submerged both the…
The Federal Railroad Administration safety reports for 2012 are now complete, and the Association of American Railroads said Monday they show it was the safest year in the industry's recorded…
Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Metro-North was selected for a 2013 Diamond Award in the transportation category from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of New York for its Port Jervis…
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