Latest Rail News
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) said that the state of Iowa will receive $773,353 in grants for the repair and rehabilitation of flood damaged railroad infrastructure. The funds come from the Iowa Department of Transportation through the Flood Damage Restoration for the Iowa River Railroad Program. ...
Unitrac Railroad Materials, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Healey Railroad Corporation and a specialty trackwork manufacturer and distributor of new and relay rail, has received a $4.8 million award for a Kansas Department of Transportation project. The contract involves furnishing ...
Axion International, producer of railroad ties made from 100 percent recycled plastic, has signed a contract manufacturing agreement with Coll Materials that will provide expanded manufacturing capacity located at Coll's Waco, Texas facility. Coll Materials is a fast growing post-indust ...
Amtrak passengers can now plan trips, purchase tickets, modify existing reservations, check train schedules and status and view station information from the convenience of an iPhone with the free Amtrak application, now available through iTunes. The new app provides quick, convenient a ...
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn is pushing for local rail transit in the city. The expanded rail would connect neighborhoods, downtown and the Link light rail system. In a written statement, Mayor McGinn wrote: "As the City Council deliberates on a new transportation measure, it ...
Union Pacific's Heritage Locomotive Fleet program was selected as a winner of the 2011 Brunel Awards International Railway Design Competition; a contest evaluated by a jury of international leaders in the area of rail design and engineering. The UP fleet represented the United States in the cate ...
Norfolk Southern received a technical infrastructure commendation for its Heartland Corridor project in the 2011 Brunel Awards International Railway Design Competition; a contest evaluated by a jury of international leaders in the area of rail design and engineering to recognize top railway arch ...
Huron Central Railway Inc., a shortline railway in the province of Ontario, Canada, will begin its rehabilitation project. The Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry and the Canadian government are each funding C$15 million (U.S.$15.15 million) of the C$33.3 milli ...
The Association of American Railroads and the International Union of Railways jointly announced that 43 projects from 11 nations have been recognized for design excellence in the 2011 Edition of the prestigious Brunel Awards International Railway Design Competition in judging recently completed ...
Parks Canada and Canadian Pacific are implementing the first initiatives coming from the joint action plan created last fall to further mitigate rail-related bear mortality in Banff National Park. Actions include promising mitigations, the release of a five-year research plan and an upcoming bea ...
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