Track Machinery

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NRC Names Ashley Wieland as President

The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) has named Ashley Wieland as president of the association.  Ashley used to work for the NRC in several roles, including operations, conference planning, government

Ballast maintenance
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Ballast maintenance update: Better, faster ballast

Suppliers and contractors aim to provide railroads with efficient ballast delivery methods and long-lasting solutions. Here’s a look at what’s happening in ballast maintenance in 2019.

Harsco Rail
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Harsco Rail predicts rise in income

Harsco is predicting a surge in revenue in its rail unit for 2019, driven by a backlog and growing demand for maintenance-of-way equipment.

G&W
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Genesee & Wyoming to increase capex slightly

Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Services Inc. is expected to increase its capital spending slightly this year after earnings beat analyst estimates. That’s the takeaway from G&W’s earnings report, released today, and a

Harsco Rail
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Harsco Rail to close Michigan plant

Harsco Rail will close its manufacturing facility in Ludington, Mich., as the company consolidates production operations in Columbia, South Carolina. Some 134 workers will be affected, according to local media reports and social-media

rail bridges
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New BNSF cameras find problems in rails and wheels

BNSF Railway is deploying high-speed onboard cameras capable of recording images, at speeds up to 70 mph, of rail surface defects and other visible flaws like missing bolts, according to a recent

Norfolk Southern capital spending
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Norfolk Southern capital spending to hold steady

Norfolk Southern is the latest Class 1 railroad to say its 2019 capital spending will be on par with 2018 levels — about $1.8 billion. Jon Zillioux, NS assistant vice president –

CP Kamloops
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Canadian Pacific capital spending forecast flat for 2019

The Canadian Pacific Railway will hold its 2019 capital spending to the same US$1.6 billion seen last year, according to fourth-quarter and full-year earnings statements released after the market closed today. That