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

BNSF 2019 capex

BNSF details 2019 capex plans; $405 million for Texas, $245 million for California; $80 million for New Mexico

BNSF Railway Company will spend $650 million of its planned $3.57 billion capex for 2019 in Texas and California, as the Class 1 looks to boost capacity and efficiency in key routes.

Norfolk Southern

Pittsburgh and Norfolk Southern spar over maintenance; Politician seeks investigation

A Pittsburg politician has suggested that Norfolk Southern fails to follow up when its own inspections show damage to tracks or bridges.

Buffalo Metro Rail DL&W terminal

Buffalo’s Metro Rail could get new, long-term funding for maintenance

New York State legislators are eyeing a plan to set aside $100 million to fund maintenance work in Buffalo’s light-rail system.

SANDAG rail projects

Construction, maintenance projects to close San Diego rail corridor this weekend

A series of track building and maintenance programs in the San Diego area will cause major headaches this weekend for four railroads when all train traffic is suspended on the San Diego

CSX annual report yields new details on capital spending

CSX has filed its annual report with securities regulators, and the document contains some items of interest to railroad contractors and vendors.