Bells & Whistles—Onion shippers’ railyard project may be spoiled

The top stories RT&S was following the week ending Sept. 24.

New railyard in S.D. will triple capacity, make it the largest on short line route

A groundbreaking ceremony was held recently in Belle Fourche, S.D., in honor of its newly planned railway expansion.

Delay in rail shipping center construction stinks for onion shippers

Onion shippers in Oregon have joined together to make moving their product quicker on the rails, but recent developments might make them cry.

Taking no heat: Rail underpass in Springfield, Ill., finishes early

With fall right around the corner there will not be any heat put on United Contractors Midwest Inc. for the completion of the Laurel Street underpass in Springfield, Ill.

Eye-popping milestone is achieved at Merchants Bridge site

It takes a milestone whenever you are dealing with the mighty Mississippi River, and the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis and contractor Walsh Construction hit one over the weekend.

Bells & Whistles—Tracks unstable along California cliff

Railway Track & Structures Editor-in-Chief Bill Wilson covers the top news stories of the week.

FRA: Proper safety checks by BNSF could have prevented December derailment

A Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) report says vandalism may have caused the derailment of a BNSF train in Custer, Wash., back in December. The FRA, however, has not cleared BNSF of any wrongdoing.

Century-old Norfolk Southern bridge set to be repaired in the coming months

The 100-year-old Cobb Street railroad bridge in Lula, Ga., keeps on slipping in and out of consciousness … or in this case serviceability.

Bells & Whistles—Is REM behind sinkholes in Montreal park?

The top news stories RT&S was following the week ending Sept. 10.

Baltimore admits it is not doing enough to inspect rail infrastructure, vows again to do better

For the second time in as many days, a deteriorating CSX bridge is making headlines.