PS Technology releases Precision Train Builder

PS Technology (PST) has released Precision Train Builder, which the company says “is designed for analyzing derailments and improving the safety of train operations by physically accurate simulation. Precision Train Builder (PTB)

Watco continues to expand

Watco has just added to its network of short line railroads in the United States. The railroad is a new subsidiary of Watco called the Elwood, Joliet & Southern Railroad (EJSR), LLC.

Rail safety week and infrastructure investments go hand in hand

Ed. Note: RT&S does not normally publish opinion pieces on our website. However, since this is Rail Safety Week, we believe that the following piece from Federal Railroad Administrator Ronald L. Batory

Railroads dealing with double whammy of storms on the Gulf Coast

It’s that time of year when U.S. residents and companies on the Eastern and Gulf coasts keep a wary eye on the skies and spend time mentally and physically preparing for the

Bells & Whistles—Homeowner gives a railroad company some trouble

Georgia lawmakers pass bill prohibiting crosstie burning in two counties. Road project in Boston will require tight fit for railroad tracks. A S.C. homeowner sues a railroad company over a yard project.

Norfolk Southern announces idling of hump at Bellevue Yard

Norfolk Southern has announced that it will idle the hump at Bellevue Yard in Bellevue, Ohio, also known as Moorman Yard (named in honor of NS’s former chairman, president & CEO, Wick

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Norfolk Southern braces for Tropical System Cristobal

With Tropical System Cristobal approaching New Orleans, Norfolk Southern issued this service alert today: “The New Orleans Flood Protection Authority will close the floodgates in and around New Orleans beginning Saturday, June

RT&S Special Report: Railroad Cybersecurity – an interview with AAR

During the past several months, RT&S News has reported on concerns about cybersecurity in the industry. These concerns are not new, as they have been the subjects of numerous articles, speeches and

U.S. DOT to distribute cloth facial coverings to America’s transportation workforce

Today, the Trump Administration announced millions of cloth facial coverings will be sent to workers in critical sectors of America’s economy. Approximately 15.5 million will be sent to the Nation’s transportation workforce.

Cyberattacks may threaten operation of rail freight network

Operating a freight railroad has always been a challenge. While the North American network is generally safe and well-maintained, there are multiple headaches to deal with. Maintaining a sound right-of-way to minimize