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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,…
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…
The CREATE program continues to improve movement through the nation’s rail nucleus. The Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program marked nine years of existence in June 2012.
The effort to establish Section 130 hazard-elimination at railroad crossings in Louisville, Ken., near Wilson Avenue and Woodland Avenue, has taken a major step forward with the project receiving $1.8…
BNSF's Belen Yard in New Mexico has added RailComm's Blue Flag Indicator (BFI) System to their facility. The RailComm BFI System allows a user to apply blue flag protection to…
Union Pacific is enhancing Illinois and Iowa's transportation infrastructure with a $24 million investment.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved construction authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission for the installation of flashing lights and gates at seven highway-rail grade crossings in…
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., is constructing new crude oil rail facilities in Tampa, Colo., and Yorktown, Va., and making additional modifications to its Yorktown facility. The new rail facilities…
BNSF plans to invest an estimated $106 million on maintenance and rail capacity improvement and expansion projects in Washington this year.
Union Pacific was named the 2011 Provider of the Year by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Vehicle Services Americas Inc. (WWL). This award evaluates railroad, truck and short sea companies to determine…
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