Kawasaki Announces Testing of Autonomous Track Geometry Monitoring System with BNSF

YONKERS, N.Y. – Kawasaki begins testing of its locomotive mounted autonomous track geometry monitoring system with BNSF.

Sen. Brown Sends More Letters to Class 1s Over Repair Plans for Five Bridges

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Senator Sherrod Brown sent additional letters to Norfolk Southern and CSX asking for proposed plans to fix five crumbling rail bridges in Ohio.

BNSF’s Trinity River Bridge Opens As Part of Its Double Track Project

FORT WORTH, Texas – The first bridge in BNSF’s double track project has opened to freight and passenger trains in North Texas.

‘Women in Rail’ Event Set for Nov. 2

CHICAGO – The industry conversation continues with Railway Age / RT&S Women in Rail 2023—our first in-person Women in Rail conference covering the freight, passenger and transit rail sectors.  The Nov. 2 conference, presented live at

California Line to Possibly Relocate After Landslides

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. – Track relocation is a possibility after historic rainfall, eroding bluffs, and landslides have posed a danger to the existing line.

BNSF’S Argentine Yard Gets Facelift in Less Than 48 Hours

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Located in Kansas City, the second busiest U.S. rail center behind Chicago, is BNSF’s 780-acre Argentine Yard.

CN Track Damaged After Excessive Rainfall

NOVA SCOTIA – Canadian National rail track suffered damage after torrential rainfall hit Nova Scotia.

NRHS, Railway Age, RT&S Partner on Historic Preservation Award: Deadline Extended

The National Railway Historical Society recently entered into a new partnership with Railway Age and Railway Track & Structures to present the “Outstanding Railroad Historic Preservation Award,” designed to recognize a railroad for its efforts in

Green Mountain Railroad Will Require Extensive Repairs After Vermont Flooding

LUDLOW, Vt. – The Green Mountain Railroad and the New England Central Railroad experienced moderate to severe damage after Vermont experienced historic flooding.

The McCombs Road overcrossing in Kern County, Calif., is now complete, California High-Speed Rail Authority reported July 18. (Photographs Courtesy of CHSRA, via Twitter)

CHSRA Completes Fifth Structure of 2023

KERN COUNTY, Calif. – The McCombs Road overcrossing north of Wasco is the fifth structure to be completed this year for the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), whose 119-mile Central Valley segment is

Sinkhole Causes CSX Train to Derail

WHITEMARSH TOWNSHIP, Pa. – A CSX train derailed on a Norfolk Southern Line due to a sinkhole opening.

Nonprofit Group Appeals Decision Regarding BNSF Rail Bridge

BISMARCK, N.D. – After BNSF has started construction on its Bismarck-Mandan Rail Bridge, Friends of the Rail Bridge have appealed to the North Dakota Supreme Court over bridge ownership.

BNSF Reconstructs and Expands Track 803 at Cicero Facility

CICERO, Ill. – At its Cicero facility, BNSF expanded track 803 to include an additional 4,200 feet a month ahead of schedule.

Families to Relocate After Living By Union Pacific Rail Yard

HOUSTON, Texas – After cancer clusters were found in Houston neighborhoods nearby a Union Pacific rail yard, the city plans to spend millions of dollars on relocation.

BNSF Rail Bridge Construction Continues

BISMARCK, N.D. – BNSF works on its rail bridge over the Missouri River with the current rail bridge still in use during construction of its replacement.

RT&S: Women in Railroad Engineering 2023

RT&S, JULY 2023 ISSUE – Setting the Example: Bringing technical expertise and hard work to rail engineering.

(Photograph Courtesy of BNSF)

Keeping on Top of Track Conditions from Down Under with ODIN

FORT WORTH, Texas – When it comes to safety at BNSF, there are many layers, starting from the ground up. Our Engineering team makes sure that our railroad track and all its components—roadbed, ballast, crossties, spikes, rail and more—are well maintained and dependable.

Union Pacific Employee-Designed E-Clip Cart Makes Removal Easy and Efficient

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Through input and improvements, a UP employee-designed cart removes e-clips automatically.

Iowa Town Working With Railway Company to Remove Track

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – After a denied federal grant application, the city of Cedar Falls and Iowa Northern Railway Company are partnering to remove seldom-used track that runs through the town.

ICC Approves Ten Projects Across the State

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Commerce Commission approved ten projects across the state to help with safety upgrades, crossing improvements, and rail safety improvements.