ATLANTA – Norfolk Southern commends the work of its Capital Production Gangs for laying 556 miles of Program Rail.
Ballast, Ties, Rail
ATLANTA – Railway Track & Structures, February 2024 Issue: A pair of speakers from different continents discussed the benefits of autonomous track geometry collection and the advantages of monitoring revenue-service vehicles’ response to track conditions at the 2022 Wheel/Rail Interaction Conference. Development and the rate of implementation is ongoing.
TRENTON, Mo. – Union Pacific crews are working near Trenton, Missouri to replace 83,000 ties and 17 miles of rail.
CAMPBELLSTOWN, Ohio – Norfolk Southern removed double track and extended siding east to 15,000 feet in Ohio.
BOSTON – The MBTA announced it has completed track work on its Green Line, including replacing more than 1,300 ties and 10,800 feet of rail.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The American Wood Protection Association has standardized the use of DCOI for additional crosstie wood species.
NEW YORK CITY – The MTA has approved contracts regarding accessibility upgrades at subway and LIRR stations, replacing Webster Avenue Bridge, and the Metro-North Brewster Yard Improvements Program.
PORTLAND – TriMet announced a six-week MAX disruption from January 14th through February 25th so contractors can finish construction at the Gateway Transit Center.
TEXARKANA, Ark. – Union Pacific shares its focus on sustainability efforts through its investment in alternative materials for railroad ties.
BOSTON – The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority gave an update on its work along the Green Line Extension (GLX).
DETROIT, Mich. – ASLRRA reports Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Senate Bill 271 on November 28th to allow rail ties to be burned as an alternative energy source.
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – Metrolinx reports on its progress on its Hazel McCallion Line and Port Credit GO Station.
Viance, a Charlotte, N.C.-based provider of wood treatment technologies and services, announced Nov. 28 that it has hired Jeff Thomas as Industrial Sales Manager. He will be responsible for customer relations to service growing market demand for the company’s line of DCOI preservative products.
PROVO, Utah – At Provo Central Station, the 145-foot overhead bridge runs over two Union Pacific lines and two FrontRunner tracks.
LOS ANGELES – California High-Speed Rail Authority will add a fourth track to its Los Angeles-Anaheim segment.
DENVER, Colo. – With frequent trains running each day, this leads to the ballast shifting and settling over time. In response, RTD is starting a program to resurface commuter rail track.
BOSTON – Pre-fabricated rail ties were made to the wrong specifications and then installed on MBTA’s Green Line extension.
DUBLIN, Ohio – L.B. Foster Company hosted U.S. House of Representatives Member Mike Carey (OH-15) for a tour of the company’s Dublin, Ohio facility.
RAYMOND, Minn. – On Monday, October 16th, NTSB Newsroom announced via Twitter that it has opened a docket “for its investigation of the March 30, 2023 derailment of a BNSF Railway freight train on the Marshall District in Raymond, Minnesota.”
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Granite Peak Plastics, a plastic recycling company, has launched Triton Ties. Triton Ties will “manufacture a new fiber-reinforced polymer composite tie product line.”