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2016 update: Special trackwork
Turnouts, diamonds, frogs and other special trackwork components are always evolving as manufacturers study new technologies to improve the rails.
Lor to manage rail projects for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has hired Rik Lor, who will manage the delivery of rail projects as a senior engineering manager in its transit and rail technical excellence center.
NTSB takes over BNSF Texas derailment investigation
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has taken control of the investigation into the June 28, 2016 accident between two BNSF intermodal trains near Panhandle, Texas.
Encore Rail Systems hosts Rep. Polis for demonstration, discussion
Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO-2) joined representatives from Encore Rail Systems on June 29, 2016, for a product demonstration and discussion on public policy priorities for greater Denver's manufacturing and rail…
Work on expanded GO Transit service between Hamilton and the Niagara Region to begin in 2017
Ontario is planning to bring new weekday GO rail service between the future Confederation GO Station in Hamilton and the Niagara Region starting in 2021, with service to Niagara Falls…
Koppers signs rail joint contracts with Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific
Koppers Inc. has signed long-term contracts with Norfolk Southern (three years) and Union Pacific (five years) for bonded rail joint assemblies.
Union Pacific plans tie replacement project in Montana
Union Pacific plans to invest $1.7 million in 2016 to improve its transportation infrastructure in Montana, which will enhance employee, community and customer safety and increase rail operating efficiency.
FRA's preliminary report on Mosier derailment points to broken bolts as cause
A Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) preliminary report of the June 3 Union Pacific oil train derailment near Mosier, Ore., found broken lag bolts that led to gauge widening to be…
Meridian Speedway to receive tie, crossing and rail work
Meridian Speedway, LLC (MSLLC), a joint venture between Kansas City Southern (KCS) and Norfolk Southern (NS) for a 320-mile rail line between Meridian, Miss. and Shreveport, La., will invest approximately…
Union Pacific plans $2.1 million investment in Wisconsin
Union Pacific plans to invest $2.1 million in 2016 to improve its transportation infrastructure in Wisconsin, enhancing employee, community and customer safety and increasing rail operating efficiency.
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