DART rail replacement scheduled for Downtown Dallas

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will carry out rail replacement work during weekends beginning March 30 and continuing into September of 2019.


Hicks joins NRC Board of Directors

Kevin Hicks, PE, vice president at TranSystems Corp., is the latest addition to the National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) Board of Directors.

Degradation model and bridge management

Research: Bridge Asset Management and the Degradation Model

Editor’s Note: From time to time we will publish cutting-edge research in the world of railroad engineering. In this piece, researchers look at the use of the degradation model in bridge asset

Rail milling cutting head

The anatomy of a rail milling cutting head

Rail milling is a spark- and dust-free rotational cutting process that is popular in Europe. In this article, we look at the key item that makes it work.


‘SpikeEase’ pulls in big orders

Focused Technology Solutions is the recent winner of four major contracts for the first ever battery-operated spike puller, the “SpikeEase.”

rail milling machine

Rail milling comes to North America

There has been talk for years about if and when rail milling technology would be coming to America. Well, the talking is over. A milling machine, the product of a joint venture

Tie Marking

Tie-marking technology captures attention of maintenance teams

Norfolk Southern, looking to improve efficiency in tie replacement, is the first Class 1 railroad to adopt new automated tie-marking technology from Georgetown Rail (GREX.)

rail grinding

Refining Approaches to Corrective and Preventive Rail Grinding

Railroads and transit systems are adopting innovative approaches to improve efficiency and productivity. As service providers look to better define grind quality. When it comes to correcting or maintaining the profile and

MTA reorganization

Cuomo and DeBlasio issue 10-point plan that would change MTA construction rules

A plan to overhaul New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority operations and funding mechanism has major implications for rail construction, maintenance and signals companies.

RailWorks construction in El Paso

RailWorks reorganizes track leadership team; hires new execs

RailWorks Corp. is splitting its rail construction and maintenance business into two divisions – Large Projects and Track Maintenance and Services Group.