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Broken rail with RCF evidence blamed for Ellicott City coal train derailment
The derailment of a CSX coal train on a railroad bridge in Ellicott City, Md., on August 20, 2012, was caused by a broken rail with evidence of rolling contact…
Virginia Railway Express breaks ground on Potomac Shores Station
Virginia Railway Express (VRE) began construction on a new station in Potomac Shores; the station is expected to open in 2017.
Harsco appoints Grasberger CEO; Everitt elected non-executive board chairman
Harsco Corporation completed its transition of the appointment of F. Nicholas Grasberger to president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. The company originally announced the transition in April.
UP employees match best-ever first half safety performance
Union Pacific employees achieved a 1.01 reportable safety incident rate for the first half of the year (through June 30, 2014), matching the best-ever rate achieved in the first half…
CP and TCRC-RCTC reach labor agreement
Canadian Pacific and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Rail Canada Traffic Controllers (TCRC-RCTC) have reached a tentative six-year labor agreement covering approximately 135 rail traffic controllers in Canada.
MDOT/MTA release RFP for Purple Line construction
The Maryland Department of Transportation/Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT/MTA) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Purple Line, a light-rail line to be constructed in Montgomery and Prince George's counties.
KCS changes operations department organization
Kansas City Southern (KCS) made several organizational changes within the operations department.
Watco makes management appointments to WSOR; Grand Elk Railroad
Watco Transportation Services appointed Larry McCloud to general manager for the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad (WSOR). He will be responsible for the daily operations, specifically focusing on improving safety, productivity…
NRC names Safety Committee chair
The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association, Inc. (NRC), appointed Christian Jostlein, safety manager at Holland LP, as the new chairman of the NRC Safety Committee. Jostlein replaces outgoing Chair…
New mayor pulls support for San Antonio streetcar project
The city of San Antonio, Texas and Bexar County have withdrawn support of the proposed $280-million VIA Modern Streetcar Project, instead asking VIA to develop a new transportation proposal that…
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