BOSTON – The MBTA has completed Green Line track work and removed 12 speed restrictions. Also, it has shortened two speed restrictions on the Green Line E branch between Prudential and Copley stations.
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RALEIGH, N.C. – A $1 billion grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will allow North Carolina to progress on its Raleigh to Richmond Rail Line.
Viance, a Charlotte, N.C.-based provider of wood treatment technologies and services, announced Nov. 28 that it has hired Jeff Thomas as Industrial Sales Manager. He will be responsible for customer relations to service growing market demand for the company’s line of DCOI preservative products.
DEL MAR, Calif. – The city of Del Mar will hold events for the rail relocation project on November 6th and 15th.
LOS ANGELES – California High-Speed Rail Authority will add a fourth track to its Los Angeles-Anaheim segment.
BOSTON – Service on the Red Line Ashmont Branch and Mattapan line has resumed after a 16-day shutdown for maintenance, according to the MBTA.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Pandrol announces it has launched a new Common Interface System that allows non-ballasted track to be changed to meet performance requirements.
DENVER, Colo. – With frequent trains running each day, this leads to the ballast shifting and settling over time. In response, RTD is starting a program to resurface commuter rail track.
BOSTON – Pre-fabricated rail ties were made to the wrong specifications and then installed on MBTA’s Green Line extension.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Granite Peak Plastics, a plastic recycling company, has launched Triton Ties. Triton Ties will “manufacture a new fiber-reinforced polymer composite tie product line.”
L.B. Foster Vice President of Rail Sales Doug Combs has been named to the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) Board of Directors. Combs assumes a recently vacated seat on the
BOSTON – MBTA details its critical track work that will take place over 16 days in October on the Red and Mattapan lines.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Private investment firm Auxo Investment Partners on Aug. 23 announced that it has acquired Cariboo Central Railroad Contracting, a Western Canada-based railroad construction service provider to Class I railroads, short-line railroads and industrial customers.
CHICAGO – The CTA is finishing up its first phase of construction on its Blue Line this weekend with service updates.
NEW YORK – A Long Island Rail Road train derailed on August 3 and investigators have determined that an improperly aligned switch was the cause.
HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. – Today, Union Pacific starts a tie replacement project along 10 miles of its North Line, totaling roughly 3,000 ties between Highland Park and Wilmette.
RT&S AUGUST 2023 ISSUE – ATLANTA – While track maintenance has more than its fair share of challenges, it could perhaps be argued that rail welding is among the most challenging.
SANDPOINT, Idaho – A four-year, multi-faceted project to widen a single-track chokepoint on BNSF’s Northern Corridor at Sandpoint, Idaho, is now complete, following the cutover of new track during a 16-hour work
RT&S AUGUST 2023 ISSUE – MINNEAPOLIS – Friction management works. Whether at the gauge face or top of rail, the benefits are widely known and widely quantified.
The National Railway Historical Society recently entered into a new partnership with Railway Age and Railway Track & Structures to present the “Outstanding Railroad Historic Preservation Award,” designed to recognize a railroad for its efforts in