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CN enhances rail and wheel flaw defect program
Canadian National started a special program to acquire additional monitoring equipment to enhance its technological base for early detection of defects.
Gross & Janes begins construction on new crosstie production and treatment facility
Gross & Janes Co. has begun construction of a new $2.2-million crosstie production and borate treatment facility in Camden, Ark. The new facility will replace an existing Gross & Janes…
NCDOT performs crossing improvements at two locations, plans meeting to discuss crossing closure
The North Carolina Department of Transportation's (NCDOT) Rail Division has made crossing safety improvements at intersections in Monroe and West End and has scheduled a meeting to discuss crossing closure.
Stella-Jones completes acquisition of The Pacific Wood Preserving Companies
Stella-Jones Inc. has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the operating assets of Arizona Pacific Wood Preserving, Inc., Nevada Wood Preserving, Inc., and Pacific Wood Preserving of Oregon, Inc.,…
CN unveils WinterREADY plan
Canadian National says it has spent the past 12 months engaging customers in order to better position the railroad for success during the upcoming winter. The result is CN's WinterREADY…
Advances in switch machines and stands
As technologies advance, manufacturers of switch machines and switch stands are keeping up to speed to provide railroads reliable switching equipment.
Improving inspection of turnouts
Developing technologies aim to enhance the accuracy and effectiveness of turnout inspection.
MoDOT details possible second UP mainline project
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) held a public open house to detail a possible project that would add a second main track between Lee's Summit and Strasburg. The route…
Stella-Jones to acquire wood treating facilities in three states
Stella-Jones Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the operating assets of Arizona Pacific Wood Preserving, Inc., Nevada Wood Preserving, Inc., and Pacific Wood Preserving of Oregon, Inc.
Annual crosstie report 2013
Crossties can be made from a variety of materials and all parts of the industry report strong growth in 2013.
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