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In 1935, Cyrus Holland founded Holland Co, now Holland LP, to supply railroad car snubbers to the industry. Today, Holland is celebrating 75 years in the railroad supply business.

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Construction of an enormous railroad overpass in Colton, Calif., remains on a scheduled late 2011 start, as officials finalize details of a design agreement, The Press-Enterprise reports. Members of San Bernardino Associated Governments are poised to agree to the contract for design of the Colton Crossing at the agency's monthly meeting.

 

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This month, SEPTA will undertake a grade crossing renewal project along the Media/Elwyn Regional Rail Line temporarily closing local roadways to traffic in Delaware County. On Thursday, August 5, through Tuesday, August 10, Amosland Road will be closed between Franklin and Highland Avenues near the Morton Regional Rail train station. Trains at Moylan-Rose Valley, Wallingford, Swarthmore, and Morton-Rutledge Stations will change boarding location during this time.

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Lisa Stabler, former AVP, Quality & Reliability Engineering at BNSF, joined TTCI's senior management team as VP of Operations and Training. Stabler will provide officer level oversight to TTCI's Operations and Facilities program, the Safety, Health, and Environmental program and to the Security and Emergency Response Training Center.


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Beginning August 1, 2010 and ending October 1, BART will be installing new energy-efficient lighting fixtures and intelligent lighting system components in the North Berkeley Station. The improvements will greatly enhance station lighting levels. The work will be performed outside of commute hours, whenever possible, to minimize inconvenience. One unused AC Transit bus stop will be used for the contractor's trailer. No buses will be re-routed or relocated during construction.

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Amtrak has added special stops in Michigan City, Ind., on three Wolverine Service trains during selected Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, through November 8. This is in response to the construction-related shut down of South Shore Line commuter rail service east of Gary, Ind., on those dates.

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Rudy Boutot, a leathery veteran of the logging trade, is the only one of 11 siblings who chose to remain in jobs-challenged Aroostook County, Maine, the Boston Globe reports. But in all his 66 years, Boutot said, he has never seen the economy this bad.

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Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. received a contract from Network Rail to progress the development of a major rail infrastructure project at Stockley Flyover in west London. Officials did not disclose the contract value.

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Efren Alcala has been named a supervising engineer in the New York City office of Parsons Brinckerhoff. In his new position, Alcala will initially be responsible for the design of plumbing and fire protection systems for the East Side Access project, which is extending The Long Island Rail Road into Grand Central Terminal.

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The Village of Leipsic, Ohio, was awarded a $3.5-million grant to assist in developing its 244-acre industrial site served by three railroads, the Putnam County Sentinel reports. 

At a Leipsic Council meeting, Leipsic Mayor Kevin Benton and village administrator Kevin Lammon informed council members that the village has been selected to receive this grant.



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