Latest Rail News
Axion International, producer of railroad ties made from 100 percent recycled plastic, has received its first purchase order in South America. The order relates to Axion's Recycled Structural Composite (RSC) railroad ties, which will be installed for an undisclosed railway line operator in a maj ...
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood signed the $178.6 million grant agreement that gives the green light for construction to begin on the 32-mile Orlando SunRail commuter rail project. He was joined by Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff, Florida Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasa ...
Canadian National plans to construct two more extended sidings on its Northern Ontario mainline this year, bringing its investments in seven long sidings in this corridor to more than C$30 million (US$31.55 million). Two additional extended sidings, costing a total of C$10 million (US$10.52 mill ...
The United Transportation Union has reached a tentative agreement on behalf of train and engine workers employed by Fulton County Railway, a 20-mile-long OmniTrax-owned shortline on the west side of Atlanta, which operates over CSX-owned tracks. "What we are trying to do is bring ...
Metrolink will be canceling its 11 p.m. special late-night service on the Antelope Valley and Ventura County lines due to a low ridership of less than 140 people. Late-night trains to San Bernardino will continue as part of Metrolink's regular schedule. "It is not a prudent use of ...
The United Transportation Union has won a protection for employees of Manufacturers Railway, a 124-year-old subsidiary of brewer Anheuser-Busch, on behalf of 12 train and engine employees represented by the UTU and employed by the rail company. In March, the carrier sought permission f ...
Chaiyong Thanasriphakdeekun has joined TranSystems as a consultant team leader and practice area leader for logistics network analysis in the firm's management and supply chain consulting practice team. Thanasriphakdeekun brings more than 12-years experience in the supply chain industr ...
As written by Railway Age: John Kenefick, who as president, chairman and CEO of Union Pacific led the railroad triumphantly through the challenging years prior to and just after passage of the Staggers Rail Act of 1980, died July 15 at the age of 89. He was president from 1971 to 1983 ...
The Chicago Transit Board approved a $33.8 million contract to begin work on the second half of the Loop Track Renewal project. The project will involve the replacement of deteriorated track and rail ties along the Wells and Van Buren elevated tracks as well as track components that were installed i ...
The Chicago Transit Board selected a contractor to replace three aging viaducts along the line at Greenleaf, Dempster and Grove Streets in Evanston. The project involves replacing the concrete viaducts with new steel structures, as well as new abutments, retaining walls, founda ...
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