ATLANTA – The December digital edition of Railway Track and Structures is now on line.
Clemson, S.C. –– Clemson history professor and prolific railroad historian, H. Roger Grant, has died.
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.
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.
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – HDR has selected Buzz Berger, P.E., as its next railway design leader, a role that functions as the senior technical advisor for the company’s freight rail services.
LOS ANGELES – Union Pacific has finished repairs in its Calexico subdivision after flooding.
LOS ANGELES – Union Pacific finishes repairs in three California subdivisions after flooding caused by torrential rainfall.
ATLANTA – Norfolk Southern (NS) experienced a system outage, resulting in nationwide train delays.
CHICAGO – In an announcement, CREATE announced Norfolk Southern has selected four structural design consultant teams for the CREATE Project EW2.
PIERRE, S.D. – Ringneck and Western Railroad is moving forward with upgrades on a line that runs from Mitchell to Presho.
RESTON, VA – Trucker Tools announces a partnership with BNSF Logistics to provide freight tracking, matching, and automated booking across North America.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Port officials have made upgrades to rail infrastructure that runs in and out of an old paper mill property.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – RR Mergers & Acquisitions has announced the acquisition of Lone Star Railroad Contractors by GCF Track Services, Inc.
Railway Track & Structures Engineer of the Year for 2023: Brent Laing, VP Engineering, Canadian National
ATLANTA – Brent Laing, Vice President of Engineering at Canadian National has been named Engineer of the Year for 2023 by Railway Track & Structures.
NEW YORK CITY – Metro-North Railroad re-opens between Albany and New York City after severe weather and subsequent track repair.
ATLANTA – The digital edition of the July issue of Railway Track & Structures is now online.
OCTA Board Declares Rail Emergency to Take Necessary Actions to Protect and Reopen Track through San Clemente
ORANGE, Calif. – The geologic problems along the rail line at San Clemente seem to be getting worse. OCTA has now declared a Rail Emergency.
WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board yesterday released its preliminary report on a Norfolk Southern train derailment that occurred in New Castle, Pa. on May 10, 2023.