OSHA Rule Clarifies Railroad Construction Standards

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed a rule affecting construction equipment working on or along railroad tracks.

Metra Union Pacific/West Commuter Railroad Station


Construction of Chicago’s new Metra Union Pacific/West commuter railroad station in Lombard, Ill., marks a major improvement for riders as well as the residents of the Village of Lombard. Prior to building the sparkling new station, riders simply boarded from two uncovered platforms. Now, the nearly 1,300 weekday riders enjoy the convenience and shelter of 250 linear feet of curved metal roof canopies on either side of the tracks

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Danger: Railroad Crossings

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11.2-million-sq-ft first phase of air-rights development is at the mercy of the track outages offered by the Long Island Railroad. Buildings

Reconstruction of Desert Line Railroad Approved

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A new company will take over repairs and eventual operations of the Desert Line railroad, clearing the way for repairs to begin this summer and for trains to move goods made in Mexico into the United States by 2018.

PNT and MiFi Allow Drones to Inspect Railroads

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Perspective Navigation Technology (PNT) has answered a challenge that the Union Pacific Railroad and other industries that work in and around heavy metal structures encounter.

Renamed Decatur Central Railroad Gets New Operators, Rehab

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Read Renamed Decatur Central Railroad Gets New Operators, Rehab on Business Facilities - Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. Daily News Featured Posts Illinois Logistics & Distribution Transportation & Infrastructure blog-July-2016 Decatur Decatur Central Railroad Economic Development Economic Development Corporation of Decatur & Macon County Midwest Inland Port OmniTRAX Site Selection

Collapsing Alpine Railroad Tunnel Forces German Contractor To Bury TBM

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A section of international Rhine Valley Railroad started sinking in mid-August as the 10.9-m-dia, 93-m-long bentonite machine worked a few meters below in ground that had been supposedly stabilized by freezing

FRA: 12 Railroads May Miss Train-Control Systems Deadline

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Freight railroads have positive train control systems on 60% of their route miles, passenger lines lag, at 25

I've been working on the railroad.


Not as much as I wish. Lots of things going in life, but in the last week+ I've found a few moments to put some time in. I was able to rig up some temporary wiring and thanks to the acquisition this summer got a DC locomotive up and running on temporary track. Lorenzo loved it.

Workin' On Chicago's Southside Railroad Starts Next Spring

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It takes about 30 hours for a freight train to make it through Chicago. Next March will bring a fix.

Underground Railroad Visitor Center tells story of oppression, then freedom


The $21 million, 15,000-sf Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center in Church Creek, Md., uses engaging displays and exhibits to tell the story of Harriet Tubman’s life.

Railroads Not Ready to Meet Positive Train Control Mandate

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Despite a historic pace for the installation of new railroad signaling and monitoring technologies, U.S. freight and commuter railroads will not meet the Federal Railroad Administration-imposed deadline to equip infrastructure assets with positive train controls (PTCs) by Dec.

Chicago Railroad Makeover Starts Next Spring

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It takes about 30 hours for a freight train to make it through Chicago. Next March will bring a fix. Chicago's rail transportation system is massive, impressive, unmatched anywhere else in the country, and suffering from a tangled spaghetti bowl of rail lines that require (video) eight rail lines to mingle, merging five lines into just two lines.

Infrastructure Crash Course for Railroads

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Spate of oil-train derailments in U.S. and Canada provokes calls for better track maintenance, safer cars, more oversight. Infrastructure

Trains Start Rolling on $313 million San Gabriel Railroad Trench

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Twin Vehicular Tunnels Beneath Norfolk Southern Railroad

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Best Safety Project and Best Small Project (under $10 million). Bonus Regions

1/4 Million May Go Without Heat While Utility and Railroad Argue

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Nicor Gas filed suit yesterday to force Canadian National Railway (CN) to give Nicor's contractor access to the site where a tanker train derailed near a gas pipeline that was under construction at the time.

FRA Sees Train-Control Systems Progress, But Some Railroads May Miss Deadline

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Nine commuter rail lines "at risk" of failing to reach Dec. 31 target

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Illinois Constructors Complete Norfolk Southern Railroad Superstructure Bridge in Delaware, Ohio

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CHICAGO, Ill. -- Bridge work is completed and on time for the Norfolk Southern Railroad superstructure bridge project over the Olentangy River north of Delaware, Ohio by Illinois Constructors.

Massive Railroad Truss Rolls Into Place

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A massive modular-assisted truss in Chicago move may be largest of its kind. Infrastructure

Infrastructure Inspiration for Dudley Do-Right of the Canadian Mounties

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Late 19th Century railroad viaduct for the Klondike Gold Rush

Iowa approves $3.4B infrastructure plan

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The transportation commission approved a 2019-2023 program that includes airport, transit, railroad, trail and highway projects

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FRA: Railroads Show Small Gains in Installing Train-Control Systems

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Freight carriers have PTC on 12% of their miles as of Sept 30, up from 9% in June; passenger lines edge up to 23%, from 22

Active Interference Wins Skee Ball Points and Precludes Enforcement of A “No Damages for Delay” Clause

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Missouri Pacific Railroad Company , 668 F.2d Case Law Claims and Disputes Contract Docs Legal Trends active interference Missouri Pacific Railroad no damages for delay owner interference u.s. Last week during family skate night, my daughter asked me for two quarters to play some Skee-Ball. I loved playing that game as a kid.

Portageville Bridge Replacement: Highway/Bridge Award of Merit 2018

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The Portageville Bridge is the first true arch bridge built for the railroad industry since the 1940s

Highway/Bridge Award of Merit | Excellence in Safety Award of Merit: BNSF Alliance IMF Expansion Phase II

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Located 25 miles north of Fort Worth in Haslet, this intermodal railroad project involved track construction, pavement, ditch grading and placement of culverts

Riding the Snowmelt Train

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In addition to a residential driveway and walkway, snowmelt was the perfect solution for a miniature railroad system throughout the homeowner’s property

20 Songs About Construction & Building

John Chaney

From kid songs like “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” all the way to anthems like “We Built This City,” construction-themed songs have made their way into our lives. We work in the industry so it’s no surprise to us that construction has been referenced in music for decades. From bluegrass groups to jam bands, country to alternative rock, we’ve got you covered.

Illinois town planning for $500M rail-served logistics center

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The logistics center will use the Kansas City Southern Railroad. The freight rail industry is an estimated $60 billion business, comprising 140,000 miles

Best Cultural Worship: Science Museum of Virginia Renovations

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The museum has had several additions and renovations since it opened in 1977 in Richmond’s former Broad Street railroad station

Best Project – Airport/Transit: Milwaukee Intermodal Train Shed and Platforms

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The $22 million revamp of this 50-year-old railroad station called for a complete modernization of a rail hub that serves millions annually. While it was still open

Highways/Bridges: Crum Creek Viaduct Replacement Project

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The accelerated bridge design-build project involved replacing a 121-year-old railroad viaduct bridge over Crum Creek in the Philadelphia suburbs

U.K. Invites Chinese Contractors to Build Infrastructure Projects

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government has invited Chinese firms to bid for up to $18 billion of work on the planned London to Birmingham high-speed railroad. The U.K. Business Management

Brooklyn’s ‘Batcave’ will become a series of fabrication shops


The Brooklyn Rapid Transit Power Station, completed in 1903, was originally built to supply electricity to the local steam railroad, elevated railroad, and street car system.

Construction Delays, but expansion proceeds!


So, good weather finally showed up which means construction has come to a stand-still (ironic for a railroad, right). Taking a page from the company I work for the Railroad has decided to expand further via M&A activity! Two large sections of mainline.

Calif. Pol Questions State of State's Rail Infrastructure

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California politicians are pushing rail industry to provide more information on structural condition of 5,000 railroad bridges in the state. Infrastructure

Best Bridge/Tunnel - Almonte Viaduct

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In a remote corner of western Spain, the world’s biggest concrete-arch railroad bridge awaits the arrival of tracks and signaling for the planned high-speed corridor between Madrid and Portugal’s capital, Lisbon

Spanish Firm FCC Bids Abroad As Home Workload Slows

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7 completion of the world’s largest concrete-arch railroad bridge, which reaches 384 meters, at the Alcantara reservoir in western Spain adds another link in the nation’s big and growing high-speed network The Aug.

Will Changes to Section 336 Impact the Future of the Commercial Drone Industry?

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. . If you see a drone flying under a railroad bridge, how can you tell if that drone and its operator are legal and flying with nothing but the best intentions?

Arup chosen to lead renovations of Chicago’s Union Station


The City of Chicago, railroad service company Amtrak, and a collection of Chicago transportation entities, including the commuter railroad service Metra, worked together on the decision The engineering and architectural firm Arup has been selected to lead the design work for renovations to Chicago’s historic Union Station.