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.

Friction Management

Getting a Grip on Friction Management

Friction management remains one of the best tools available to reduce wear, lateral track loading and energy consumption. Managing friction is a balancing act. Too much friction (resulting from little or no

Vegetation management for railroads: Weeding out the problem

Though the winter months can pose additional challenges for railroads, vegetation management requires efforts year-round. This month, RT&S highlights the recent developments in brush fighting equipment and weed controlling herbicides, in addition

CP Kamloops

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

Chuck Baker leaves NRC, becomes president of ASLRRA

Chuck Baker, president of the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC), is stepping down Feb. 4 to become president and CEO of theĀ American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA.) “It

rail defect

Research: Future of Weibull Defects Analysis in the Railway Industry

Editor’s Note: From time to time we will publish cutting-edge research in the world of rail engineering. In this piece, researchers ponder the possible flaws of Weibull analysis in preventing defect-caused derailments.

CSX capital spending to hold steady between $1.6-$1.7 billion

CSX capital spending will be roughly unchanged in 2019, coming in somewhere between $1.6 billion and $1.7 billion.

MARTA taps RailWorks to perform rail upgrades

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has awarded RailWorks Corp., a provider of rail track construction and maintenance services, with a seven-year, $133 million contract to carry out upgrades along MARTA’s

Rep. Courtney visits NECR to view upgrade progress

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT-02) visited the New England Central Railroad (NECR) near Stafford Springs, Ct., on Oct. 22, to view progress the shortline has made to upgrade the rail line between