Safety

High water blocked BNSF's Lakeside Subdivision between Spokane and Pasco, Wash., Thursday in the twisting, narrow Hatton Coulee between Hatton and Connell.
Canadian Pacific Railway on Tuesday launched an awareness campaign highlighting the safety benefits of the prevetative use of inward-facing cameras in the cabs of locomotives.
The head of Amtrak told lawmakers a new era of infrastructure investment is needed to ensure a healthy future for long-distance passenger rail travel in the U.S.
National certification testing of Amtrak’s new Charger locomotive is being conducted by the Washington State Department of Transportation.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will withhold 5% of federal funds to the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia until a new Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) State Safety…
The Oroville Dam emergency is causing delays of 24-48 hours for Union Pacific freight moving between Oregon, Washington and Southern California.
With early indications that the Trump Administration is a political version of the Jerry Springer show, expect an atypical legislative session, with the Republican majority sometimes in open conflict with…
Technology solutions company Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif., has acquired railroad automatic wayside machine-vision inspection systems supplier Beena Vision Systems Inc. for an undisclosed sum.
The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI), a non-profit affiliate of ASLRRA (American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association) has launched “Safety Tip Tuesday,” a new program that “provides easy-to-access training…
Withering winter weather is playing havoc with Union Pacific trains from Nevada up through the Pacific Northwest.
Rail traffic through the Rockies in Northern Montana on Thursday was blocked by an avalanche, just days after freight and passenger trains resumed operations following a similar event.
A broken axle led to a collision between two BNSF trains that touched off a crude oil spill and fire, a National Transportation Safety Board probe has found.
Elaine Chao has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn in to serve as the 18th Secretary of Transportation.
Stuart Chirls has joined the staff of Railway Age as Senior Editor, based at Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. headquarters in New York City.
Norfolk Southern on Jan. 24 named six people to new Vice President positions and duties, and announced the retirement of two long-time executives.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a public notice and request for comments on a proposed General Directive that would reduce the frequency of stop signal overruns in the rail…
OPW, a Dover company and a global supplier of fluid-handling equipment, celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2017. OPW was founded as the Ohio Pattern Works & Foundry Co. in Cincinnati,…
Trackmobile and Rail Safe Training, Inc. announced on Jan. 16 a new safety partnership. Every new Trackmobile railcar mover sold will now come with complimentary rail safety training from Rail…
If 2016’s wild, throw-predictions-out-the-window runaway freight train of a Presidential election taught us anything, it’s that nothing is ever a given. As the old saw goes, never assume, because it…
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced Dec. 23 that its "enforcement of federal rail safety rules has led to the highest-ever civil penalty collection rate in the agency’s 50-year history,…
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