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

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

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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.

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.

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

Twin Vehicular Tunnels Beneath Norfolk Southern Railroad

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

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.

Cal/OSHA holds BART accountable for worker deaths, levies heavy fine


It’s not just pedestrians, motorists, or people like Sarah Jones, a camera assistant who had no expertise on railroad safety. Seasoned and trained rail workers are also in danger, and when there are safety violations by employers, the fatalities on railroad tracks increase significantly. News OSHA BART Bay Area Rapid Transit Occupational safety and health railroad safety safety violations Live rail tracks are like death traps.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Tricky 150 N. Riverside Site Inspires Riverside Operations

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$500-million development along the Chicago River is hemmed in on all sides, has no lay down or storage area and is slowed by active railroad tracks slicing through it.

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

Trains Start Rolling on $313 million San Gabriel Railroad Trench

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Hatch Mott MacDonald Applies Cutting-Edge Technology on a Complicated Jobsite

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This $10.4-billion project is constructing the first commuter railroad expansion for over 100 years to link Queens, New York, to the east side of Manhattan

Developer acquires 62 acres of vacant land in Chicago


A green space that was once railroad land has been snatched up by developers. As urban sprawl continues to chew up the Chicagoland area, it’s odd that a little swath of land just outside the city’s downtown has remained vacant for decades.

Antwerp Freight Tunnel Has Twin Bore Beneath the River Scheldt

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Although Belgium has more than 1,000 kilometers of railroad tracks, Europe’s second largest port in Antwerp moves only 8% of its throughput by rail. To help increase train use, the country’s railroad infrastructure manager Infrabel N.V. has just completed the nation’s longest freight tunnel linking the port’s two halves on either side of the River Scheldt. Infrastructure

Rail Park breaks ground in Philadelphia


The project will transform the tracks of the old Reading Railroad into a 25,000-sf linear park. Philadelphia will soon be getting its own version of New York’s popular High Line park as construction on the first phase of The Rail Park will begin by the end of the current calendar year. The park will have green space, lighting, walking paths, and benches and cost $10.3 million to build

Gradall Debuts New Options for Railway Maintenance Machines

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Gradall Industries introduced a collection of new options for its Railway Maintenance Machines -- capable of handling a range of maintenance and construction jobs for railroads, municipal railways, city transit systems and others involved in rail construction, repair and right-of-way work.

Logistics Networks Are Getting Back On Track

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Lower fuel prices, a surge in railroad hiring and the need to get goods to market faster are boosting growth and profits in the logistics sector. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

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

Amtrak Train Strikes Backhoe Outside Philly, Kills 2 Workers

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During the crash, the lead engine partially derailed, scattering debris throughout the tracks and under a steel railroad bridge near Sixth and Broom streets in Chester.

Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce | Dyersburg, Tennessee

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Dyersburg/Dyer County Tennessee is centrally located on the I-69 corridor, featuring CN Railroad service, a new intermodal river port nearby, newly designated foreign trade zones, a “Deal Ready” speculative building and rail sites ready for development.

The Case for Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure

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Civil infrastructure is everywhere, and it represents our most prevalent footprint on the earth. Considering the 3.9 million miles of public roads, 1.4

An Ancient Material Finds a Place in the New World Trade Center

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Many people probably don’t know the One World Trade Center shares a characteristic with Roman Empire roads, railroads, and 18th century masonry work in Europe. That characteristic goes by the unassuming name of “slag.” ” Slag, the leftovers from the metal smelting process was a key component used as a base material in Roman roads.

Solar Bridge in London Completed and Operational

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Another great advantage of solar panels, according to the company that completed the work on Blackfriar’s Bridge, is the fact that they can be fitted into even the most complex engineering projects, while they can also be installed over a construction site or a functioning railroad.

What Is Constructonomics?


The construction industry was railroaded by the financial collapse in this country and I was reviewing every bit of economic news to try to find some glimmer of hope in a world that was crumbling around us. I will often get asked this question, “What is Constructonomics?”

Final Funding Released for Hurricane Sandy Recovery Projects

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Agencies can utilize recovery funds on any validated Sandy-related damage that meets FTA criteria, including repairs to tunnels owned by Amtrak and used by New Jersey Transit and the Long Island Railroad.

Premtec Expanding In North Carolina

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Premtec, a manufacturer of brake hoses for the railroad industry, will expand its operations in Rowan County, NC. The company, a division of New York Airbrake, will invest over $1 million dollars in new equipment and improvements to its Salisbury facility and create 28 new full-time jobs.

Granex Opens First U.S. Location In Tampa

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Our close proximity to Port Tampa Bay, major interstate highways and more than 500 miles of CSX railroad lines makes Hillsborough County an ideal location for manufacturing and export operations, and we wish Granex many years of continued success here.”.

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Third phase of New York’s High Line redevelopment opens


Since 2006, the High Line has been converting abandoned elevated railroad tressles along 1.45 Phase 3 of the High Line, New York City’s ambitious landscape redevelopment project, opened on Saturday, September 20.

Louisiana Economic Development Wins Deal of the Year: Bronze Award

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Louisiana has the most extensive network of pipelines in the nation, and offers unmatched supply-chain access to domestic markets via railroads and barges. By the BF Staff From the January/February 2016 Issue.

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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

Logistics: On the Road, Water or Rails…or in the Air — AGAIN

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Chicago is the nation’s rail hub that connects six of the seven class one railroads. DuPage County is accessible to the 52 railroads in Illinois, which makes the area the nation’s largest rail gateway, providing access to every state in the continental U.S.

Ports And FTZs: Enter With Less Risk

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Located on the lower Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, the Port of South Louisiana, Grantee FTZ 124, is a multi-modal port with deep water access, three trunk line railroads, easy access to Interstates and major highways and the Port’s Executive Regional Airport.

State Focus – Kansas: The Sunflower State Is Blooming and Booming

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The state also ranks in the top 10 in railroad miles, which helps facilitate second day freight delivery to every area of the continental U.S. This railroad system includes the Logistics Park Kansas City intermodal facility located in Edgerton, Kansas.