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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.
NMC Railway Systems hosts Rep. Ashford for tour, discussion
Rep. Brad Ashford (D-NE-2) joined representatives from NMC Railway Systems for a tour of the company's Omaha facility and discussion of public policy priorities for the local business and rail communities. The Railway Engineering-Maintenance and Suppliers...
Delmonico retires from Encore Rail Systems
Broomfield, Colo.-based Encore Rail Systems, Inc., a single-source provider of tie plugging and rail seat abrasion prevention and repair equipment and compounds, on Sept. 2, 2015 announced the retirement of Doug Delmonico, the company's Founder. "As...
UIUC opens RAIL to advance better track designs
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for its Research and Innovation Laboratory (RAIL) located at the Harry Schnabel, Jr., Lab. The university said the work being done at RAIL is...
Lindsey Collins joins NRC as grassroots VP
Lindsey Collins has joined the NRC (National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association) as Vice President of Grassroots Advocacy. She comes to NRC from the Washington, D.C.-based multi-modal transportation policy think-tank Eno Center for Transportation, where she...
Senate hearing focuses on technology’s role in transportation
The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation's Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security held a hearing on July 7 taking on the role technology plays in transportation systems. "How...
Harsco Rail marks changes to Aftermarket Service Team
After more than 31 years working for Harsco Rail in several customer related service roles, Tom Totzke will retire May 31, 2015. "We will miss him dearly and we wish Tom a long and healthy retirement,"...
Rebuilding a legacy
Dependable, long-term funding allowed SEPTA to take on a $5 billion backlog of state-of-good-repair projects. Dependable, long-term funding allowed SEPTA to take on a $5 billion backlog of state-of-good-repair projects. Available funding can be the tipping point...
Grade crossings: The annual report
Whether they are made up of concrete, rubber or another substance, grade-crossing surface suppliers continue to make safety a top priority. Whether they are made up of concrete, rubber or another substance, grade-crossing surface suppliers continue...
Advances in rail grinding
Rail grinding service providers look to supply precise, efficient and flexible equipment. Rail grinding service providers look to supply precise, efficient and flexible equipment. As technology advances to help find rail defects and compare existing rail profiles...
Railway Interchange exhibits sell out
Railway Interchange 2015 host associations say they are gearing up for the biggest event to-date. With four months to go before the event, indoor and outdoor exhibition space is sold out and 60 percent of...
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