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Where will the money go in 2012?
Freight railroads gear up for a record year of capital spending estimated to reach the $13 billion mark. Class 1 railroad budgets are gearing up for another robust year and…
Freight railroads to hire 15,000, spend an expected $13 billion in capex
The Association of American Railroads said the nation's major freight railroads are projected to invest a record $13 billion in capital expenditures in 2012 to expand, upgrade and enhance the…
Yangtze hires Tucker
Yangtze Railroad Materials named Jeremy Tucker national sales manager.
UP puts $4 million into San Antonio track improvements
Union Pacific will improve the transportation infrastructure in San Antonio, Texas, by investing $4 million in one of two rail lines that parallel Frio City Road. The project will help…
L.B. Foster names new CEO
L.B. Foster Company appointed Robert Bauer as president and chief executive officer and member of the board of directors, effective February 1, 2012. Bauer joins the company from Emerson Climate…
Methods that make the cut
Suppliers are producing machines and developing methods to tackle unwanted vegetation. Weeds, plants and other undergrowth are Mother Nature’s little annoyances to the railroads. Vegetation management crews are constantly out…
Stepping up rail-flaw detection
New products, methods and technologies are helping suppliers find defects before they can cause problems on a railroad. Research and development departments continue to drive advancements in rail-flaw detection technologies…
Letter From The Publisher
Dear Railway Track & Structures and Rail Group News readers, Happy New Year. January 1 marked my first day as publisher of the Simmons-Boardman Rail Division, which consists of Railway…
Amtrak completes LA equipment maintenance facility upgrades
The safety inspection, servicing and maintenance of Amtrak and some California-owned passenger rail equipment will now be performed in an upgraded, more efficient and environmentally-designed facility in Los Angeles.
Harsco secures $15 Million rail equipment order for Saudi Arabia
Harsco Corporation has obtained a new order from Saudi Arabia for railway track maintenance and related equipment valued at close to $15 million.
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