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Diamonds, frogs, turnouts and other special trackwork
Researchers and manufacturers use materials and know-how to help railroads complete special trackwork projects.
The fastener fixation
Suppliers have done their homework when it comes to developing fastening systems to keep track secure and railroad budgets in line.
The spark of innovation
Beefed up R&D efforts resulting in stronger, more reliable welds.
FASTRACK returns to the Broadway Line
Metropolitan Transit Authority New York City Transit will bring FASTRACK back to Manhattan on the N, Q and R Broadway Line beginning June 17. Service will be suspended for four…
Metro-North accelerates trackwork in Bronx through summer
New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Metro-North Railroad plans to accelerate trackwork in the Bronx including drainage improvements, tie replacements, fencing repairs and general cleanup of the wayside for nine…
FreightCar America awards ballast plow contract to Montana Hydraulics
Montana Hydraulics has been awarded a contract to manufacture and deliver 54 bi-directional ballast plow units to FreightCar America. The current contract follows last year's order for 108 units.
USDOT receives 568 applications for latest TIGER Grants
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says that the strong demand for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants continues, as once again the number of applications has surpassed the available…
Analyzing rail grinding patterns
Rail grinding management is an important part of a railroad's maintenance practices, with an end goal of giving rail the longest life-cycle possible.
Annual report: grade-crossing surfaces
Suppliers help railroads maintain smooth surfaces at grade crossings to ensure safety for all.
UP invests more than $20 million in Illinois’ and Missouri's transportation infrastructure
Union Pacific plans to strengthen Illinois' and Missouri's transportation infrastructure by investing more than $20 million in the rail line between Chester and near Scott City, Mo.
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