Safety

Three East Coast senators are highlighting the need for increased funding of Amtrak following two derailments at New York Penn Station.
Norfolk Southern awarded its 2016 Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award to 55 customers, recognizing their safe handling of rail-shipped hazardous materials products.
OSIsoft, a provider of operational intelligence software, and LILEE Systems, a provider of mobile communications systems for the transportation industry, have entered into an alliance “to improve safety and equipment…
Chicago’s Metra and its railroad partners announced plans to begin $216 million worth of infrastructure investments in 2017.
Spring is here for most of North America, and the Short Line Safety Institute announced the second in a series of Safety Tips aimed at short line and regional railroads.
With advertising that proclaims “Let’s Go Places,” Toyota wouldn’t be able to live up to its slogan were it not for BNSF Railway’s high-quality performance, moving motor vehicles produced by…
Wabtec Corp. has acquired Thermal Transfer Corp., a supplier of industrial heat exchangers.
Amtrak knew of track problems before a New Jersey Transit commuter train derailed at New York’s Penn Station on Monday, April 3, turning the hub into a four-day quagmire of…
The derailment and resulting fire involving a Union Pacific ethanol train in March included older DOT-111 tank cars, according to a preliminary government report.
Two trains have derailed at low speed on the complex interlocking plant at Penn Station New York in the space of two weeks. On April 3, at approximately 9:00 a.m.,…
Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) has appointed David Friss  Director of Process Improvement.
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will advance initiatives to renew critical infrastructure, replace aging portions of its fleet, expand capacity for growing ridership and make technology improvements under its proposed…
The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Wednesday approved legislation involving passenger rail.
I have stressed many times in this blog, and in my monthly magazine columns—at times in harsh terms that may have offended some people who, for reasons I can’t quite…
What has been will be again; what has been done will be done again. There is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which one can say, “Look!…
One of Keith Creel’s first acts upon becoming Canadian Pacific CEO in February was a call to his counterpart at the union representing the railway’s train and engine (T&E) crews.…
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $217 million to 72 projects in the state including more than $60 million for state rail projects.
Strato, Inc.’s StratoMAX F51AE F-Style knuckle has passed the Association of American Railroads (AAR) M-216 fatigue life cycle test. This specification requires an average fatigue life of at least 600,000…
Rail freight traffic continues to recover this year, and the industry posted its safest year on record last year, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on March 22. Coal…
Norfolk Southern's safety train will stop in 23 cities during 2017 as part of its Operation Awareness & Response (OAR) program, which provides first responders with free training on how…
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