R.J. Corman Railroad Company/Pennsylvania Line Soliciting Sealed Bids

CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. – R.J. Corman Railroad Company/Pennsylvania Line has sent out a notice for soliciting sealed bids for rail, cross tie, and switch tie replacements as well as grade crossing refurbishments.

Will Short Lines Continue to Swing In The Wind? RT&S Commentary

WASHINGTON – A little over a week ago, RT&S reported that Representative Byron Donalds (R-FL) reintroduced H.R. 3782 – The Short Line Railroad Relief Act with several of his colleagues. This legislation authorizes the establishment of a disaster relief program to provide much-needed immediate financial assistance to our nation’s short line railroads.

Nature’s Fury – Extreme Weather Can Ruin a Railroader’s Day

ATLANTA – A major challenge for the railroad industry is that it operates outside. Railroads build, own, and maintain their infrastructure, and when bad weather hits, it’s up to them to plan for and deal with it with their personnel and money.

Watco Hosts AREMA Members at Greens Port

HOUSTON, Texas – Watco’s Vice President Ernie Farrand shows AREMA members Greens Port’s capabilities.

Indian Railways to Use Double Locking Arrangement on Signaling Equipment After Collision

ODISHA, India – Indian Railways to secure the structure that covers the lever frame and signaling equipment with double locks.

Another Landslide Stops Rail Service in California

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. – A landslide halts Amtrak and Metrolink service in Orange County.

American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association

Watco’s Stefan Loeb Moving to Norfolk Southern, Matt Walsh Named ASLRRA Board Chairman

WASHINGTON –The American and Short Line Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) today announced the progression of Matt Walsh, Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Development, Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Services Inc., to fill the ASLRRA Board Chairman position vacated by Watco’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Stefan Loeb, who has accepted a position at Norfolk Southern Railway.  Walsh currently holds the position of Vice Chairman for the ASLRRA.

Watch: CSX Completes Nahunta Connector

JACKSONVILLE–CSX is delivering more fluid operations in Georgia thanks to a new line the railroad recently installed to enhance operations.

Metro-North to Adjust Schedules to Support State of Good Repair Projects

NEW YORK–MTA Metro-North Railroad this week announced upcoming schedule adjustments on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines to support state of good repair work. The new schedule will go into effect on Sunday, March 26, and be in effect through Saturday, June 10. The minor adjustments on the schedule will support ongoing infrastructure improvements happening on all three of the railroad’s East of Hudson lines. 

Maggie Vuono Launches TraConcepts, LLC

SARASOTA–After almost 20 years in Railroad Construction, Maggie Vuono has launched TraConcepts, LLC, a Business Development & Marketing Firm to serve the needs of our ever-changing industry.

AREMA Railway Roadbed & Ballast Symposium Wraps Up Today

KANSAS CITY, Mo.– After nearly two days of presentations on various aspects of roadbed and ballast maintenance, the program concluded this afternoon.

Norfolk Southern VP of Engineering, Ed Boyle, Kicks Off AREMA Ballast Seminar

KANSAS CITY, Mo.– Ed Boyle, VP of Engineering at Norfolk Southern, opened the AREMA Railway Roadbed & Ballast Symposium this morning with an address that focused on the accomplishments of the NS engineering team in 2022.

AREMA Railway Roadbed & Ballast Symposium Begins Today

The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association is holding a symposium in Kansas City today through Wed., Feb. 8, on best practices for roadbed and ballast installation and maintenance.

Passengers to Benefit from Anaheim Canyon Metrolink Station Improvements Led by OCTA

ORANGE, Calif. – Rail passengers got their first look this week at the new and improved Anaheim Canyon Metrolink station, a long-awaited improvement project to facilitate a more efficient, comfortable rail experience for passengers traveling through north Orange County.

Watch: Biden announces investment in ‘Mega Projects,’ including Concrete Casing for Hudson Yards

NEW YORK – This week, President Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced that the Biden-Harris Administration has awarded nearly $1.2 billion from the new National Infrastructure Project Assistance (Mega) discretionary grant program for nine projects across the country.

SPECIAL REPORT with videos and photographs: OCTA Stabilizes Tracks in San Clemente Allowing Some Weekend Service Set to Restart Feb. 4.

Now that the heavy rains have subsided, the Orange County Transportation Authority has been successful in stopping slope movement and stabilizing the tracks in South San Clemente, clearing the way for weekend service to resume.

Kansas City Streetcar Reports Extended Hours of Operation

While this is a local story, and the KC Streetcar is a comparatively small operation, it’s nice to report some encouraging news about growth in ridership and the increasing vibrance of a downtown area.

American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association

ASLRRA Working to Advocate for Railroads Experiencing Damage from Natural Disasters

Railway Track & Structures’ cover story for the November 2022 issue focused on the severe damage to the Seminole Gulf Railway in southwest Florida by Hurricane Ian. The storm not only impacted the railroad, but the service it provides to the community after a natural disaster occurs, especially moving building materials along its lines to support rebuilding efforts.

Watch: Iowa Interstate Acquires Iowa City Industrial Campus Parcel for New Rail-to-Truck Transload Center

Cedar Rapids, Iowa – The Iowa Interstate Railroad announced its recent purchase of approximately 30 acres at Iowa City’s Industrial Campus to develop a new rail-to-truck transloading facility. The site, located on the southeast side of Iowa City and including an existing rail spur, connects to the 573-mile IAIS network, providing shippers with direct access to all 7 Class-I railroads and numerous short line railroads. The site is located near I-80, US 6, and US 218.

Authorities Report NS Train Derailment, Truck Collision – UPDATED

Chattanooga-area police and fire officials alerted the public of a Norfolk Southern train collision and derailment that occurred during the afternoon of Dec. 20, leaving two NS crew members with minor injuries.

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