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Operation Lifesaver warns photographers on safety
Operation Lifesaver Thursday cautioned professional photographers to be aware of the risks of taking photos of high school seniors and wedding parties on train tracks or trestles.
TUV Rheinland celebrates 140th anniversary
TÜV Rheinland said Monday it is celebrating 140 years of delivering premier independent certification, testing, and assessment services to businesses around the world.
FRA notes Downeaster expansion milestone
Amtrak's Downeaster expansion reached a milestone Monday with the official completion of new station platforms in Brunswick and Freeport, Me., which have not seen passenger rail service since 1959.
Smith, in battered racecar, posts best finish to date
Following the finish of the May 12 Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, Regan Smith’s no. 78 Furniture Row Racing/CSX Play It Safe Chevrolet looked like it had been sideswiped…
Smith plays it fast to qualify ninth at Darlington
Regan Smith, the defending champion of the Southern 500 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, notched a top-10 starting position for tonight’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
NS creates "Protect the Line" security program
Norfolk Southern is inviting "everyone with a stake in rail operations—communities, businesses, and informed observers such as rail fans"—to join its new online security program, "Protect the Line."
Customs relief in sight for Amtrak's Adirondack
Amtrak's Adirondack has been plagued for years by extensive border delays in both directions to its New York-Montreal journey due to both U.S. and Canadian customs clearance procedures. Now, spurred…
Regan Smith, Furniture Row Racing—with CSX—head to Darlington as defending champs
For the fourth time in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, Regan Smith’s Furniture Row Racing no. 78 Chevrolet Impala will carry the CSX Transportation “I BRAKE FOR TRAINS” bumper…
NYCT's No. 7 extension gets first rails
MTA New York City Transit announced Thursday that the No. 7 subway extension to Manhattan's West Side, now 65% complete, has just received its first set of rails.
ASLRRA Safety Pro, Safety Person of the Year named
The American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association has named Tyrone James, vice president of Safety & Compliance at Genesee & Wyoming, as the winner of this year's Safety Professional…
Hammond Awards honor UP, South Buffalo Railway employees
In conjunction with bestowing the Harriman Awards for corporate rail safety on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., industry leaders also took time to honor individual employees notching significant safety achievements, who…
Harriman Awards bestowed for railroad safety
Railroads with the industry's best safety performance records Tuesday were honored at the annual E.H. Harriman Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., with the event also marking the industry's nearly 100…
NS shop: "Unprecedented safety milestone"
Norfolk Southern reports that employees at its Enola Locomotive Shop made history in March "as the first in the company to surpass 2 million employee-hours without an injury."
New on RailwayAge.com: “I Brake For Trains,” sponsored by PTMW Inc.
CSX Transportation has partnered with Furniture Row Racing and the No. 78 Chevrolet Impala driven by Regan Smith in NASCAR’s top-tier Sprint Cup Series as an associate sponsor for the…
MAC Products Inc. acquires ProTran1
MAC Products Inc. on Monday said it has acquired ProTran1 LLC and ProTran Technologies, producers of worker and pedestrian related safety equipment and devices for the transportation industry.
FEC receives ASLRRA President’s Award for safety
Florida East Coast Railway, L.L.C. received the 2011 American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association President’s Award for its outstanding safety record. The President’s Award, first presented in 2006, is…
UP’s Michael Iden is AAR’s Chafee Award recipient
Union Pacific General Director Car and Locomotive Engineering Michael Iden, Chicago, Ill., has been awarded the 2012 John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award by the Association of American Railroads.
BNSF honors 2011 Employees of the Year
BNSF Railway has honored the accomplishments of its 2011 Safety Employees of the Year, Achievement Award winners, and “Best of the Best” safety team leaders.
Amtrak revamps emergency, security approach
Amtrak said Thursday it is "creating a new Emergency Management and Corporate Security department to integrate existing company-wide efforts into a single, cohesive unit to more effectively prepare for emergencies…
Bombardier, MARTA team on track safety
Bombardier Transportation announced in Berlin Tuesday that it has joined the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) in a demonstration project to enhance the safety of trackside rail transit workers.
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