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Ned Snead, founder of GREX, 1929-2015
Edwin de Steiguer (Ned) Snead, the founder and chairman emeritus of Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX), passed away January 22, 2015 in Georgetown, Texas, at the age of 85.
Holland promotes two; Madderom retires
Holland LP promoted Gerry Coyne to general manager RMSS and Russ Gehl to vice president maintenance of way sales.
President Obama signs legislation extending shortline tax credit extension and enacting omnibus spending bill
President Obama signed two key pieces of legislation last week that will impact the rail industry.
L.B. Foster and Tracksure sign distribution agreement
UK-based Tracksure and L.B. Foster Company have concluded an exclusive distribution agreement, which authorizes L.B. Foster to sell the Tracksure fastener range throughout North America.
How rail fares in spending bill
The House and Senate's effort to keep the federal government operating through the end of fiscal year 2015 was revealed late Tuesday in the form of a trillion-dollar-plus spending bill,…
Testing begins on Foothill Gold Line Pasadena to Azusa section
The first light-rail vehicle traveled on the Foothill Gold Line December 9, kicking off the testing phase of the line, which will connect Pasadena and Azusa, Calif.
MTA preps network for winter wallop
As the season for cold and snowy weather approaches, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT) is ready for winter operations. NYCT said it is leaning on lessons…
Metra readies for winter
As the temperature drops, Chicago-area Metra has taken a variety of steps this year to be better equipped to deal with cold and snowy weather and better prepared to deliver…
Strukton installs POSS pilot project in Detroit
In late July 2014, Strukton Systems installed a POSS switch monitoring system in Detroit, Mich., which involved Canadian National Railway switches at the Moterm junction. At the end of the…
Nordco names president of rail
Nordco Inc. hired Jeff Roschyk as president of rail, where he will oversee the entire rail business, including new equipment, rebuild and aftermarket, rail inspection services and rail sales.
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