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Ned Snead, founder of GREX, 1929-2015 Edwin de Steiguer (Ned) Snead, the founder and chairman emeritus of Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX), passed away January 22, 2015 in Georgetown, Texas, at the age of 85.

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Two bills of substantial importance to railroads—Staggers Rail Act revisions as part of reauthorization of the Surface Transportation Board (STB), and extension of the deadline to implement Positive Train Control (PTC)—took meaningful steps forward March...
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Harsco Corporation has acquired Protran Technology, which designs and produces safety systems for transportation and industrial applications. Protran will be operated as a unit of Harsco Rail.   "This investment aligns perfectly with our stated strategy to...
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A railroad track geometry vehicle regularly collects a terabyte or two of data every month. How to store that much data is one challenge, but a much more pressing challenge is how to turn the...
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Simmons-Boardman Rail Group, which consists of Railway Age, Railway Track & Structures (RT&S) and International Railway Journal (IRJ), has been awarded the event guide contract and emedia partner for Railway Interchange 2015.   Simmons-Boardman Rail Group plans...
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Edwin de Steiguer (Ned) Snead, the founder and chairman emeritus of Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX), passed away January 22, 2015 in Georgetown, Texas, at the age of 85.   According to the company, his innovative engineering...

Holland LP promoted Gerry Coyne to general manager RMSS and Russ Gehl to vice president maintenance of way sales. Gehl will maintain most of his current responsibilities while focusing more time on long-range planning for Holland’s...
President Obama signed two key pieces of legislation last week that will impact the rail industry.   The first, was Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, commonly referred to as the omnibus spending bill, which President...
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UK-based Tracksure and L.B. Foster Company have concluded an exclusive distribution agreement, which authorizes L.B. Foster to sell the Tracksure fastener range throughout North America.   "We are happy to conclude this exciting deal after an extensive...
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The House and Senate's effort to keep the federal government operating through the end of fiscal year 2015 was revealed late Tuesday in the form of a trillion-dollar-plus spending bill, Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations...
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The first light-rail vehicle traveled on the Foothill Gold Line December 9, kicking off the testing phase of the line, which will connect Pasadena and Azusa, Calif.   The test train, which has been equipped with specialized...