Pettibone/Traverse Lift, LLC’s new Speed Swing 445F2 rail crane is powered by a fuel-efficient 163-horsepower Cummins QSB4.5 Tier 4 diesel engine.

Pettibone Upgrades Speed Swing Crane

Pettibone/Traverse Lift, LLC has rolled out the Speed Swing 445F2, an updated version of what it calls “the industry’s original do-it-all rail crane,” which was “developed with customer feedback in mind” and

Loram Appoints Luke Olson Senior Vice President of Contract Services

HAMEL,Minn.–Loram announced the appointment of Luke Olson to the position of Senior Vice President of Contract Services, Americas, and Global OEM.

NRC-REMSA Conference & Exhibition Wrapped Up This Weekend ~ Some Highlights

BOCA RATON–As we reported last week, the 44th annual National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) and Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association show was held in Boca Raton, Fla. from Jan. 4 – 7.

(Wiskerchen Grapple Truck, Courtesy of RELAM)

RELAM Expanding Hi-Rail Truck Business

Railway Equipment Leasing And Maintenance (RELAM) Inc. on Jan. 5 reported its acquisition of Wiskerchen Truck & Equipment, LLC and Wiskerchen Rental & Leasing, LLC, (Wiskerchen), which specialize in the sale, service, rental and leasing of hi-rail trucks and truck equipment.

L&T Technology Services Opens Engineering Center in Canada

L&T Technology Services has established a new facility in Toronto.

Koppers to acquire crosstie supplier Gross & Janes Co.

Koppers announced that it is acquiring Gross & Janes Co., and the transaction is scheduled to close within the next 30 days.

Railway supply groups pledge future collaboration

This year at Innotrans, the annual railroad trade fair held in Berlin each year, U.S., Canadian, and European rail supply groups pledged to collaborate more effectively from this point forward.

REMSA offering undergraduate scholarships for 2023

The Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) has just announced the availability of two undergraduate scholarships for tuition assistance for the 2023 academic year.

Koppers announces new director of sales

Koppers announced John McDonald has joined the company as the new Director of Class 1 Sales for Koppers Railroad Products and Services (RPS) segment.

September issue of RT&S is now online

The September issue of RT&S features our 2022 Engineer of the Year John Cech from BNSF.

RailWorks acquires H&H Engineering Construction

RailWorks announced it has acquired H&H Engineering Construction to expand its rail infrastructure services.

Danos, Sen. Duckworth tour Holland’s University Park, Ill., facility

NRC and REMSA member company Holland, L.P., hosted Peter Danos, Suburban Outreach and Grants Coordinator for U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), on Aug. 18, for a tour of its University Park facility, which manufactures a variety of railroad track components for the railway industry.

L.B. Foster expands precast concrete business

L.B. Foster is expanding its precast concrete business.

Rail Ties from Koppers

Koppers presents annual Zero Harm President’s Award to Muncy, Pa., facility

Koppers recently presented the annual Zero Harm President’s Award to its Muncy facility in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, in recognition of its best-in-company performance as measured in safety, environmental responsibility, and innovation.

Global Rail Trust acquires Advanced Rail Management

Global Rail Trust (GRT) with offices in Austria, Germany and Spain has announced the acquisition of Advanced Rail Management Corp. (ARM), based in the United States and Canada.

ACEC honors Mid-Coast Trolley Blue Line, International Gateway Bridge projects

Two WSP USA projects won national Grand Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) in the organization’s 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards competition.

REMSA and NRC member Willamette Valley Company hosts U.S. Rep. Letlow on tour of manufacturing facility

On May 23, REMSA and NRC member company Willamette Valley Company hosted Representative Julia Letlow (R-La. 5th District) for a tour of its facility in Pineville, La., which manufactures and repairs track components for the railway industry.

U.S. DOT proposes temporary waiver of Buy America requirements for construction materials

The U.S. Department of Transportation says it strongly supports the requirements for using only American-made construction materials, but proposes a temporary waiver of the requirement to enable all parties to comply.

NRC appoints two new board members

The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) announced that two railway industry professionals have been appointed to its Board of Directors.

REMSA introduces its 2022 Innovation Award

The Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) has announced a new award program to recognize organizational achievement by a REMSA member.