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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…
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…
KCS changes operations department organization
Kansas City Southern (KCS) made several organizational changes within the operations department.
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…
MTA plans to invest in additional safety measures
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) plans to implement a series of new and enhanced safety initiatives to better ensure the safety of its customers and employees.
Watco names Dan Smith EVP/COO
Watco Companies named Dan Smith Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (EVP, COO). In this position, Dan will be responsible for overseeing the operational performance, organizational development and process…
National Freight Advisory Committee issues 81 recommendations
A report from the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) National Freight Advisory Committee (NFAC) has made 81 recommendations to improve the performance of the nation's freight transportation system. These recommendations…
UP performing trackwork between Milwaukee and Sheboygan
Union Pacific will strengthen Wisconsin's transportation infrastructure by investing $6.1 million in the rail line between Milwaukee and near Sheboygan, Wis. The project, funded entirely by Union Pacific, began June…
NRC contributes to three University rail programs
Over the past four years, the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association, Inc. (NRC), has made financial contributions to a variety of university rail education and training programs in an…
Ohio plans work on 11 crossings
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has approved 11 highway-rail grade crossing projects in Hamilton, Hancock, Sandusky, Portage, Erie, Butler and Paulding counties.
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