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Axion International, a producer of recycled composite plastic industrial railroad ties, will install its thermoplastic railroad ties, designed from 100% recycled plastic, in the city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The city of Calgary operates approximately 28 miles of track for light rail ...
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On Tuesday, January 11, Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon will implement a new quiet zone and wayside horns will become operational on the WES Commuter Rail and freight alignment in Tualatin, Ore. This means that for about 3.5 miles in Tualatin, train hor ...
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06 January 2011

Brooklyn

MTA New York City Transit is making repairs and improvements to Brooklyn's Culver Line including the rebuilding of the viaduct structure and the renewal of its tracks, signals and switches. It will also rehabilitate the Smith-9th station and restore platforms, canopies and the historic arch at t ...
Patriot Rail Corp., a privately-held shortline and regional freight railroad holding company, has completed the acquisition of the six shortline railroads belonging to Weyerhaeuser Company. This acquisition is the largest for Patriot to date, giving it a total of 13 shortline railroads owned. ...
Improvements to the track used by the Amtrak Crescent (New York - New Orleans) service will result in a temporary schedule change from January 10 - February 17 with trains not operating between Atlanta and New Orleans Monday through Thursday of each week. Southbound Train 19 originatin ...
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