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

U.S. lawmakers concerned that Chinese rail passenger car manufacturer is a national security threat

The New York Times is reporting that there is new tension between the United States and China.  The issue involves CRRC Corporation, a Chinese state-owned company, which is the largest manufacturer of


FTR conference reviews PSR

Freightwaves is reporting the outcome of a precision scheduled railroading discussion held at the FTR 2019 Transportation Conference in Indianapolis from September 10-12.  FTR is a freight transportation intelligence company with a

rail bridges

BNSF slow to address closed vehicular bridge in state of Washington

Over the weekend a historic wooden rail bridge over the Colorado River in Arizona caught on fire and was destroyed. In Airway Heights, Wash., motorists want a wooden vehicular bridge owned by

Port of Savannah to be even bigger player in intermodal

Transport Topics is reporting that intermodal rail service between the large Georgia Port of Savannah and Chicago is about to change significantly.  Georgia Ports Authority executive director Griff Lynch recently announced that

Coulam and Wise join Loram Friction Management

Loram Friction Management welcomes John Coulam as Sales Engineer and Bruce Wise as Director of Business Development Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. (Loram) announced that John Coulam is joining its Friction Management

rail bridge

Fire destroys Genesee & Wyoming rail bridge across Colorado River

A rail bridge was almost reduced to ashes and crews are now in the process of building a replacement. The span went over the Colorado River and was owned by the Arizona


Long Island Rail Road to get huge financial boost to upgrade system

You heard of someone in serious debt? What about someone in serious investment? The latter is what the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York City is all about, as the agency announced

A look ahead to automatic

Aug. 27, 2019, will arguably be one of the single most important days in North American freight railroading in recent history. On a test track at TTCI (Transportation Technology Center, Inc.) in


Delays continue for San Francisco’s Central Subway project

The delays have been often for San Francisco’s Central Subway project, and residents, officials and politicians hope they have finally hit the end of the line.