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Railtex Reduces Stake In Brazil – RailTex sells 49.5% of Brazilian interests to Global Environmental Fund

http://www.looksmart.com/ http://www.findarticles.com/ FindArticles > Railway Age > Jan, 1999 > Article > Print friendly Railtex Reduces Stake In Brazil – RailTex sells 49.5% of Brazilian interests to Global Environmental Fund – Brief Article RailTex announced that it is selling 49.5% of its Brazilian railway interests to Global Environment Fund for $11 million. RailTex President Ron […]

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Union Pacific Chairman Dick Davidson has retired after 47 years of service

Union Pacific Chairman Dick Davidson has retired after 47 years of service Union Pacific Chairman Dick Davidson has retired after 47 years of service. He began his career at the railroad as a brakeman, and was an operating department manager when partial deregulation took place in 1980. During his 10 years as chairman, Davidson helped […]

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Council of Trade Unions – labor contract with BC Rail

http://www.looksmart.com/ http://www.findarticles.com/ FindArticles > Railway Age > Jan, 2001 > Article > Print friendly Council of Trade Unions – labor contract with BC Rail – Brief Article BC RAIL and the Council of Trade Unions reached an agreement Dec 16 on a new two-year contract covering approximately 1,500 workers. The agreement came just 15 days […]

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New brake controls tested

New brake controls tested – Westinghouse Air Brake and New York Air Brake systems now being tested New brake controls tested Computer controlled air brake systems developed by Westinghouse Air Brake and New York Air Brake are under test on Norfolk Southern and CSX, respectively. WABCO calls its system EPIC-3101 (for Electro Pneumatic Integrated Control). […]

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New Jersey Transit – NJ rail to purchase crossties from Burke-Parsons-Bowlby

http://www.looksmart.com/ http://www.findarticles.com/ FindArticles > Railway Age > March, 1999 > Article > Print friendly New Jersey Transit – NJ rail to purchase crossties from Burke-Parsons-Bowlby – Brief Article Will exercise first and second-year options of a contract with Burke-Parsons-Bowlby Corp. to purchase approximately 132,000 crossties for 1999 and 2000 track rehabilitation programs. The options arc […]

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Wrong questions, right answers – Federal Transit Administration report criticized rail transportation

Wrong questions, right answers – Federal Transit Administration report criticized rail transportation – The Case for Rail Transit Hank Dittmar Rail detractors still find comfort in the Pickerel Report of an anti-rail FTA. Dr. Pickerel asked the wrong questions. Ask the right ones and you get far-different answers. In May 1995, the Federal Transit Administration […]

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20th century AD

20th century AD Frank N. Wilner Through war and peace, recession and plenty, and in every extreme of weather and manner of adversity, railroads during the 20th Century have fueled the American economic engine. With fewer exceptions than any other form of transportation, railroads delivered civilian freight and defense supplies where they were needed, when […]

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Union Pacific’s Dick Davidson: managing a 33,000-mile factory—with no roof – Railroader of the Year

Union Pacific’s Dick Davidson: managing a 33,000-mile factory—with no roof – Railroader of the Year – Company Profile William C. Vantuono In late 1997, a concerned yet confident Union Pacific Railroad Chairman and CEO Richard K. Davidson stood before a collection of Wall Street analysts and journalists at a quarterly earnings presentation in New York […]

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RRB sees no early cash-flow problems – Industry Outlook – Railroad Retirement Board

RRB sees no early cash-flow problems – Industry Outlook – Railroad Retirement Board – Brief Article In its annual report to Congress, the Railroad Retirement Board said it foresaw no cash-flow problems “for at least 19 years,” barring “a sudden, unanticipated large decrease in railroad employment or substantial investment losses.” The board said that at […]

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Smart growth and rail transit shape the Washington metro area

Smart growth and rail transit shape the Washington metro area William D. Middleton Around the Washington metropolitan area, transportation is everyone’s topic du jour. In the suburban counties surrounding Washington, and within the District of Columbia itself, the signs of growth are everywhere. Fueled by strong government-related business and high technology sectors, the region enjoys […]