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Metro-North plans New Canaan Branch track maintenance
Track maintenance work on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Metro-North Railroad's New Canaan branch, connecting New York to Conneticut, will happen over the course of the next four weeks.
City of Indianapolis receives $900,000 for rail relocation
The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded nearly $900,000 to the city of Indianapolis, Ind., to relocate freight rail traffic from the CSX Transportation mainline that goes through the heart of…
BNSF performs maintenance and capacity improvements in Iowa and Illinois
BNSF plans to invest an estimated $154 million on maintenance and capacity improvements in both Iowa and Illinois this year.
LB Foster appoints Kasel SVP, Rail Business
L.B. Foster Company appointed John Kasel to senior vice president, Rail Business. In this new role, Kasel will be responsible for the performance and success of the company's rail-related businesses,…
TTCI employees receive “The 2011 SAGE Best Paper Award”
The Editorial Board of Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit presented "The 2011 SAGE Best Paper Award" to researchers at Transportation…
UP performing $7.4 million in Missouri infrastructure improvements
Union Pacific is enhancing Missouri's transportation infrastructure by investing $7.4 million in the rail line that runs just west of Jefferson City and Pleasant Hill. The project is in progress…
L.B. Foster provides 11,000 CXT concrete ties for Tesoro refinery
L.B. Foster Company has been awarded a contract by RailWorks Track Systems, Inc., to supply 11,000 of its CXT Concrete Ties for the construction of an unloading facility at the…
CN invests US$35 million in Wisconsin to serve Superior Silica Sands
Canadian National and Superior Silica Sands have entered into a multi-year agreement to move frac sand from a new processing plant now under construction in northern Wisconsin.
2012 chief enigneers’ survey: WISH LIST
Safety remains at the top of engineering department’s list of equipment guidelines. You want to impress a railroad engineer with a piece of maintenance equipment? Make sure it's versatile, reliable,…
Maintaining ballast below the ties
Optimal track conditions rely heavily on ballast maintenance. Ballast doesn't always get the attention it deserves. For those outside of the industry, the flashy signals, rail and crossties are what…
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