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L.B. Foster rebrands Portec Rail Products as L.B. Foster Rail Technologies
L.B. Foster Company said that it is changing the names of several of its subsidiary companies acquired from Portec Rail Products, Inc., to L.B. Foster Rail Technologies
Union Pacific to improve Nebraska infrastructure
Union Pacific Railroad is enhancing Nebraska's transportation infrastructure by investing more than $29 million in the rail line that runs between Grand Island and Havens.
Harsco Rail secures trio of international orders
Global diversified industrial company Harsco Corporation secured three new international orders within its Harsco Rail group totaling more than $85 million in projected revenues and further adding to the group's…
RailWorks names corporate equipment manager
RailWorks Corporation named Daniel Brown corporate equipment manager.
Chicago-area commuter rail bridge move a success
A commuter rail bridge, believed to be the largest truss bridge ever moved after assembly, was rolled into place over Torrence Avenue near 130th Street in Chicago, Ill.
2012 chief enigneers’ survey: WISH LIST
Safety remains at the top of engineering department’s list of equipment guidelines. You want to impress a railroad engineer with a piece of maintenance equipment? Make sure it's versatile, reliable,…
WMATA takes delivery of track geometry vehicle
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has accepted delivery of its first track geometry vehicle (TGV), a specialized railcar equipped with advanced technology to analyze the condition of rail and track…
Rep. Huizenga tours Marquette Rail yard, views tampers
U.S Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI), a member of the Financial Services Committee and strong rail advocate, joined Marquette Rail for a tour of its rail yard in Ludington, Mich., to…
Maintenance-of-Way Challenges: Automated tie inspection
Automated crosstie evaluation systems work toward removing subjectivity and improving accuracy of crosstie inspections.
Not quite the end of the line
To all my faithful readers, this will be the last monthly installment of “Chicago Perspective.” I thank you for giving me a platform for 13 years where my thoughts, opinions,…
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