Corman derailment services

Contractors petition for HOS exemptions for derailment, emergency response

R.J. Corman Railroad Services, Cranemasters Inc. and the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) have asked  the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to exempt railroad workers responding to emergencies from certain

Harsco Rail

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.


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

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

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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

KCS capital spending to rise in 2019; maintenance and track stay flat

Kansas City Southern (KCS) plans to increase capital spending to between $640 million and $660 million this year, up substantially from the $530 million in capital expenditures in 2018. But those capex

Sen. Schumer urges DOD attention on new railhead at Fort Drum

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) met with Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan last week, and reportedly urged the Department of Defense (DOD) to focus on the construction of a new

Railroad turntable from Atlanta draws attention in Tennessee

City officials in Watertown, Tenn., are predicting what they expect to be a dramatic boost to the city’s tourism with the addition of a new attraction. A railroad turntable arrived during the

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Big Data conference: “Moving from talking to action”

The 2018 University of Delaware Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering “Big Data in Railroad Maintenance Planning Conference,” held Dec. 13-14, spotlighted the progress the industry is making in dealing with Big

Denver rail park along UP line taking shape

Development is under way on what is being billed as the largest rail-served industrial park in the Denver area.