ATLANTA – The December digital edition of Railway Track and Structures is now on line.
Author: David C. Lester
Clemson, S.C. –– Clemson history professor and prolific railroad historian, H. Roger Grant, has died.
RAILWAY TRACK AND STRUCTURES, NOVEMBER 2023 ISSUE, FROM THE DOME COMMENTARY –The adoption of computers and the internet, as we all know, has brought about massive changes and efficiencies to the
CHICAGO – The 103rd Street/Rosemoor Station on the Metra Electric Line will close on Nov. 20 for a full reconstruction that will include making it accessible to persons with disabilities. The station is expected to be closed 7 to 12 months.
ATLANTA – The November issue of Railway Track & Structures is now online.
Editor’s Note: John E. Bromley was a long-time press representative for Union Pacific. I imagine many readers either knew him or knew of him, either as a professional, an enthusiast, or both.
DUBLIN, Ohio – L.B. Foster Company hosted U.S. House of Representatives Member Mike Carey (OH-15) for a tour of the company’s Dublin, Ohio facility.
PUEBLO, Colo.–– A BNSF coal train traveling near Pueblo on Sunday, Oct. 15 derailed on a bridge that runs over I-25.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has announced that Florida Gulf and Atlantic Railroad, LLC (FGA) will be a recipient of up to $23.2 million from the federal Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement (CRISI) grant awards for FGA’s $31.1M Florida Panhandle Rail Resiliency and Connectivity Project.
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Amtrak is using stimulus money not only to refurbish its equipment, but its stations, too.
INDIANAPOLIS –– Brent Laing, Vice President of Engineering at Canadian National, was presented with the Railway Track & Structures’ Engineer of the Year Award at the general session of the annual AREMA conference on Monday, October 2.
MONTREAL – Noise levels on Montreal’s light rail system, REM, are grinding on the nerves of people living and working near and around the system.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Railroad Administration Announced this week that it is awarding approximately $200 million from the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) program to Amtrak.
NEW YORK – Just over a week ago, Monday, September 11, 2023, the nation observed the 22nd anniversary of the horrific attacks on the United States that brought down the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York with two airliners, crashed a jetliner full of passengers in a Pennsylvania field, and another jetliner into the side of the Pentagon. Over three thousand people were killed, which is slightly more than were killed at Pearl Harbor.
RT&S Editorial Board Member Gary Wolf to Present Derailment Investigation & Prevention Seminar in November
ATLANTA – Railway Track and Structures Editorial Board Member Gary Wolf, president of Wolf Railway Consulting, will conduct a derailment investigation seminar in Atlanta on November 8-9.
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – Caltrain took a significant step forward in its electrification project this week with the energization of its second traction power substation.
ATLANTA – The September issue of Railway Track and Structures is now on line. The cover story honors the RT&S Engineer of the Year, Brent Laing, VP of Engineering at Canadian National.
PITTSBURGH – L.B. Foster is discontinuing its fabricated bridge grid deck manufacturing and commercial operations in Bedford, Pa.
MIAMI – Brightline has again delayed the start of its much-anticipated Miami to Orlando service.
Madison Square Garden Property Could Be Subject to Condemnation For Penn Station Rebuild According to MTA President of Construction
NEW YORK – Jamie Torres Springer is MTA’s chief of construction and development, and says “if necessary,” he could use eminent domain as a government agency to access property needed for the Penn Station Rebuild.