The Illinois Commerce Commission has granted
approval for reconstruction of a bridge to carry County Highway 8 over the Iowa
Interstate Railroad's track and to relocate an existing highway-rail grade
crossing in order to make room for the reconstructed bridge. The relocation is
near the Village of Wyanet in Bureau County. The bridge in question, which was
built in 1931 and rehabilitated in 1981, also spans the Hennepin Canal. Further
rehabilitation is not possible due to deterioration of the structure. The new
bridge will be wider and provide a safer roadway for the travelling public.
As the U.S. economy
continues to recover, CSX Corporation remains sharply focused on safety,
service and productivity, the things that have made the company successful
through a variety of economic conditions, Michael Ward, CSX chairman, president
and chief executive officer, told investors at the company's annual shareholder
Harsco Corporation said
that its Harsco Rail unit has received new orders totaling close to $6 million
for the company's innovative Drone Tamper, a new and industry-unique
configuration that enables railways to increase their track maintenance
efficiency and reduce costs.
before a Depression-era railroad power station in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gov. Edward Rendell and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter warned May 6 that
such aging relics could imperil the region's commuter rail network and its
highways, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Two critical electrical
replacement projects will take place at the BART 24th Street/Mission Station in
San Francisco in May. For both projects, equipment removal and installation
will occur primarily overnight on weekends during non-revenue hours.
Colton, Calif., city
officials say the long-awaited Colton Crossing project would bring improvements
valued around $64 million to the city, but a critical component state
transportation officials seek still hasn't been secured, the Redlands Daily
Boston area MBTA crews will
replace signal and communications cables in the Red Line tunnel May 8-9 to
repair the damage caused by last week's fire. Up until 9 p.m. on Saturday and
Sunday, Red Line service between Broadway and Park Street Stations will be
replaced by buses. After 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the bus replacement
service will be extended to Kendall Station from Broadway.
The North American Section
of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE) is holding its Annual
General Meeting and mini conference on Monday, May 17, just before the opening
reception of the RSSI Exhibition. There is no cost for anyone interested in
attending the conference and meeting of the Section.
The Pacific Rim Railway
Company has withdrawn its notice of intent to buy the Keokuk-Hamilton railroad
bridge that is used by the Keokuk Junction Railway, the Daily Gate City
reports. The notice was filed with the Surface Transportation Board. However,
Keokuk Mayor Tom Marion says Craig Burroughs of Pacific Rim Railway Company
still is interested in buying the bridge.
The stalled economy offered
Boise, Idaho, one silver lining: $915,349 in lease payments from Union Pacific
for storing its idle cars on the city's idle railroad track, the Idaho