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Shining A Light: Highlighting Some of the Hardest-Working Women in the Industry

ATLANTA – Railway Track & Structures, July 2024 Issue: For the fourth straight year, Railway Track & Structures is proud to honor some of the brightest women in railroad engineering. With many careers spanning decades, these women have cultivated their talents, developed their skills, and worked tirelessly in their contributions to rail. From freight and passenger rail to suppliers and engineering firms, this list is built based solely on peer nominations, representing the hard-working winners for RT&S’ 2024 Women in Railroad Engineering. 

BNSF Suffers South Dakota Bridge Collapse

SIOUX CITY, S.D. – At approximately 11:00 PM Central Time June 23, amid the heatwave, torrential rain and flooding plaguing the Midwest in recent days, the center span of BNSF’s Aberdeen Subdivision bridge over the Big Sioux River in South Dakota collapsed. The location is North Sioux City, just northwest of Sioux City (which is served by BNSF’s Sioux City Subdivision and a Union Pacific subdivision of the same name). Track washouts in the region are disrupting BNSF traffic.