RAILWAY AGE, MAY 2020 ISSUE: There’s a reason why Superman is referred to as the Man of Steel. The high-tensile alloy is strong yet modifiable. It serves as the foundation of Clark Kent’s alter ego, as well as the foundation of the rail industry. So it doesn’t take a railroader X-Ray vision to see that extending the life of steel rail by as much as 10 times is a solid idea. Rail grinding, milling and welding all can do just that. In addition, they’re excellent ways to reduce surface defects, increase fuel savings, move heavier loads and support faster train speeds.
IRJ at RAILWAY INTERCHANGE 2019: One of the highlights of the outdoor exhibit was Harsco’s TX16 tamper, the supplier’s first new tamper vehicle since the 1990s, which it is supplying to CN.
RAILWAY AGE at RAILWAY INTERCHANGE 2019: Harsco Rail’s TX-16 involves a near-total rethink of the company’s high-production tamping machines. Product Manager Surfacing Equipment Jeff Jostworth describes the all-new machine to Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono.
Harsco Rail will close its manufacturing facility in Ludington, Mich., as the company consolidates production operations in Columbia, S.C.
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded Harsco Rail a multi-year contract valued at approximately $40 million for 65 maintenance-of-way flat cars to support MTA New York City Transit subway projects.
Harsco Rail has been doing business with Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) for 15 years. The relationship has just been extended by LTA’s purchase of a specialized 16-stone grinder.
Amtrak plans to double its engineering efforts on the Northeast Corridor with the purchase of $370 million of new equipment over a three-year period.
Harsco Rail, Harsco Corp.’s railway track maintenance division, has landed two equipment orders, one in Saudi Arabia, one in South Africa, worth close to $25 million.
Harsco Rail Ltd., the British operation of Harsco Rail (Harsco Corp.’s railway track maintenance division) on June 29 received an order from Network Rail for seven Stoneblower track geometry machines. Network Rail owns and manages Britain’s main line railway infrastructure.