Safety

It took a series of petty thefts in 1847 on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in the City of Baltimore to see the need for special law enforcement protection for…
Flanders, N.J.-based Protran Technology said June 15 that it has landed a contract with a major energy company to outfit locomotives leased from two Class I railroads “with the first…
Union Pacific has unveiled a fleet of mobile classrooms that it says will bring “state-of-the-art operations and safety training” to locomotive engineer and conductor locations across its 23-state system.
Calling it a “newly relaxed Bike Aboard Policy,” New Jersey Transit Monday said it will allow bicycles to board at all of its train stations effective July 1.
The Federal Railroad Administration's Office of Safety Analysis has reported strong safety gains for 726 reporting railroads in this year's first quarter.
The Association of American Railroads on June 7 will join with the international rail transportation community to raise awareness among motorists and pedestrians about the dangers of railroad grade crossings…
Four U.S. Senators representing both New York State and Vermont have revived an effort to restore Amtrak service between Montreal and New York City via Vermont (and New Hampshire).
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.
TÜV Rheinland said Monday it is celebrating 140 years of delivering premier independent certification, testing, and assessment services to businesses around the world.
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.
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…
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.
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."
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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."
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