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Houston’s METRO opens new light rail

Houston’s METRO opens new light rail – Industry Today On January 1, METRORail in Houston inaugurated service on a $324-million, 7.5-mile light rail line. The line’s debut comes after a successful ballot proposition in late 2003 that authorizes up to $640 million in revenue bonds to start expanding the rail system. The new tracks are […]

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CN considering purchase of BC Rail, says Harrison – Industry Today

CN considering purchase of BC Rail, says Harrison – Industry Today – Brief Article Canadian National Railway is interested in buying BC Rail if the British Columbia government puts it on the market, according to E. Hunter Harrison, CN president and ceo. He noted that the railroad is among several acquisitions the company is pursuing […]

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Ask John

Ask John I have had a fire on a steel deck plate girder span. What is the best way to test the steel for heat damage? My first recommendation is not to overact. Your initial impression can be very negative due to the fire’s damage and visual impact. Do not be distracted by a common […]

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MotivePower Inc – Supplier News – in agreement with Caltrain

MotivePower Inc – Supplier News – in agreement with Caltrain – Brief Article MotivePower Inc., a subsidiary of Wabtec Corporation, has signed a $14-million contract to build six passenger locomotives for Caltrain. COPYRIGHT 2002 Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group

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South Carolina Public Railways – People – McWhorter, Jeffrey

South Carolina Public Railways – People – McWhorter, Jeffrey – Brief Article South Carolina Public Railways appointed Jeffrey McWhorter vice president of maintenance and operations. COPYRIGHT 2003 Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group

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CSXT awards shippers

CSXT awards shippers – Brief Article Thirty-three shippers were honored by CSX Transportation with the railroad’s 1998 Chemical Safety Excellence Award. This is the fifth year in which the award has been extended. Honorees were cited for their loading safety, loader training and inspection procedures and processes in four different categories. COPYRIGHT 1999 Simmons-Boardman Publishing […]

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IBM

IBM – Supplier News Canadian Pacific Railway reached a seven-year agreement valued at $200 million under which IBM will operate and enhance the railway’s computing infrastructure. COPYRIGHT 2004 Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group

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WAGO Corporation named Robert Mehalick – People

WAGO Corporation named Robert Mehalick – People – Brief Article WAGO Corporation named Robert Mehalick, transportation/railroad market manager, to the additional position of national distributor sales manager. COPYRIGHT 2002 Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group

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Low profile cable tie

Low profile cable tie Richco Inc. offers a new line of low profile cable ties, the WITLP series. The ties feature a low profile head that is ideal for confined spaces and prevents against snags, cuts and abrasions. The flexible head can easily bend around small bundles and the ties can be installed by hand. […]

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NS, NCRR sign MOU

NS, NCRR sign MOU – Brief Article Norfolk Southern will continue to operate North Carolina Railroad Company’s 317-mile line in accordance with a memorandum of understanding signed by the two companies. The memorandum will provide the basis for a definitive agreement, and calls for NS to pay NCRR $11 million per year for the right […]