Purple Line construction in Maryland a go after third lawsuit is dismissed

Construction on Maryland’s Purple Line is no longer under a “stop-in-place” order. Lawsuits forced work to be put on pause, but on April 13 a federal judge dismissed the third and final

Railroad ties go up in flames in Pueblo County, Colo.

Two piles of railroad ties were set on fire at a site just north of Pueblo, Colo., on April 11. Police believe the act was intentional. The two fires were located off

Watch 30-second drone footage of Virgin Trains USA’s Orlando extension project

Virgin Trains USA’s Orlando extension project continues to hold momentum. Take a look at the latest drone footage showing what progress has been made during the first quarter of 2020. For the


Chicago’s Metra hopes reduced service will bolster construction this spring, summer

The reductions in Chicago Metra service due to the COVID-19 pandemic are having one positive side effect for the railroad. With fewer trains operating on the system, Metra is planning to get

Loram Holdings, Inc. appoints David Freeman to Board of Directors

  Loram Holdings Inc., announces that David Freeman is joining its Board of Directors. Freeman’s background includes 19 years of rail industry experience in engineering and operations roles with BNSF Railway.

ENSCO Rail deploys autonomous track geometry and rail profile measurement system in South America

ENSCO Rail, an international leader in advanced rail technology solutions for passenger, transit and freight markets, recently delivered its second Autonomous Track Geometry Measurement System (ATGMS) and Autonomous Rail Profile Measurement System

Georgia power plants could face ban on burning railroad ties

Public pressure is fueling a bill in the Georgia state Senate that would ban the burning of chemically treated railroad ties at two plants located in the northern end of the state.

Bells & Whistles Special: Virgin Trains USA’s Orlando Extension Phase 2

Long Island Rail Road

Bells & Whistles—1/24/20

 Long Island Rail Road train delays at all-time low. DART presents plan for subway that will run through downtown Dallas. Union Pacific gets innovative when it comes to handling ties. Is

Class 1 fuel surcharges

Union Pacific deploys new high-tech equipment for tie clean-up

When riding along the railroad, one can often see old ties bundled by the track that have been replaced by new ones, and clean-up of the old ties is time-consuming.