Observations From NEARS Fall Conference: Cowen

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Railway Interchange 2019

Harsco Rail introduces TX16 at Railway Interchange 2019

Harsco Rail unveiled the TX16 Production/Switch Tamper at Railway Interchange 2019 in Minneapolis.

Railway Interchange

RailWorks Corp. introduces RailWorks Insight at Railway Interchange 2019

RailWorks Corp., a rail track construction and maintenance services provider in North America, is introducing RailWorks Insight, a comprehensive digital track inspection management system, at Railway Interchange 2019 in Minneapolis. RailWorks Insight

Railway Interchange

Plenty to see at Railway Interchange 2019 outdoor exhibit

Railway Interchange 2019 in Minneapolis is holding its outdoor exhibit in a BNSF rail yard. RT&S Editor-in-Chief Bill Wilson was there to check out the offerings. To see the video, click here.

railroad tracks

Encore Rail Systems unveils EnduraPlug name for tie-plugging compound

Encore Rail Systems has been in the tie-plugging compound business for some time, but now they have a name behind the product.

short line railroad

Grafton and Upton Railroad wants state of Mass. to void petitions over land acquisition

The Grafton and Upton Railroad wants to proceed with a storage and transloading yard project in Hopedale, Mass., and does not want any interruptions.

voestalpine Nortrak changes name to voestalpine Railway Systems Nortrak

voestalpine Nortrak announced that effective immediately, the company will be known as voestalpine Railway Systems Nortrak. The new name—accompanied by a redesigned logo—more accurately reflects the firm’s membership in voestalpine’s global Railway

Canadian Pacific

Workin’ on the railroad—man or machine?

Since shortly after World War II, the number of people employed by the railroad industry has trended downward. Several years saw increases in rail employment. One example was the 2014 traffic boom,

Grafton & Upton Railroad faces resistance for expansion in Mass.

Grafton & Upton Railroad could use the space, but not everyone in Hopedale is willing to budge.

Rail Terminal

Proposed rail terminal in Wisconsin faces opposition from locals

A Canadian National subsidiary is eyeing a piece of property in Wisconsin in the hopes of building a massive rail terminal for automobiles. The town of New Richmond, however, has some concerns.