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Network Rail puts new grinders into service Britain's infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has introduced into operation the first two of three 150m (492-foot) long grinding trains, which Loram and Colas Rail are supplying under a £36-million (US$48.6-million) contract.

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January will see the final five miles of rail installed as part of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Double Track project. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) explains that the utilization of design-build construction along with...
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Kevin Flaherty, executive vice president for Maintenance of Way at Holland LP, will be retiring effective Dec. 31 after 15 years of leadership within the company and 40 years in the industry. Holland, based in Crete,...
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Britain's infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has introduced into operation the first two of three 150m (492-foot) long grinding trains, which Loram and Colas Rail are supplying under a £36-million (US$48.6-million) contract. The trains will replace...
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The Delachaux Group is launching a rebranding effort aimed at bringing the entirety of its rail businesses under the Pandrol brand. The Delachaux Group says the move enhances its commitment to the rail infrastructure market and...
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Canadian Pacific (CP) awarded a contract to ENSCO Rail to provide inspection systems for a new track evaluation car. ENSCO Rail says the car will be the newest track evaluation car in the CP fleet and...

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Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is utilizing a fleet of specialized equipment and increased vegetation control methods to help combat a potentially hazardous by-product of autumn: leaf slime.   When leaves fall on tracks and are then crushed...
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NJ Transit is utilizing its two AquaTrack machines to clean fallen leaves off its rails. The AquaTrack equipment is a high-pressure power-washing system that removes leaves and oily residue from the tracks in an effort to...
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In lieu of the changing season, Keolis Commuter Services (KCS) will perform rail-cleaning services on Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) rail to reduce slippery rail. KCS explains that slippery rail occurs when leaves and debris fall...
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Harsco Rail has won two orders worth nearly $25 million to supply track maintenance and measuring equipment for use on the Haramain high-speed line in Saudi Arabia and the Transnet network in South Africa. The first...
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Trimble introduced a new addition to its track survey and scanning rail portfolio—the Trimble GEDO IMS System. "The latest trolley system is lightweight, flexible and fast," the company says. The new system combines an Inertial Measurement Unit...

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