Railroads Meet Train-Systems Deadline

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Freight and commuter railroads across the U.S. achieved enough milestones by a Dec. 31, 2018, federal deadline for installing automatic train control systems to avoid potential federal penalties

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Oklahoma DOT installs railroad bridge built offsite

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By building the bridge offsite and then moving it into place, agency officials said they were able to complete the installation with fewer interstate closures

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.

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.

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.

First Railroad Bridge Between Russia and China Set to Open

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In his speech at the recent Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, Vladimir Putin indicated that Russian cooperation is essential to overcome challenges to the BRI in Eurasia

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Trump administration rescinds nearly $1B for California bullet train

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The Federal Railroad Administration said the project's managing body has not made appropriate progress to fulfill the terms of a $928 million grant

Railroads Make Headway on Safety Systems, but Some May Miss Dec. 31 Deadline

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FRA says NJ Transit, three other commuter lines "at risk" of not complying with yearend mandate

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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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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

NY Gov. Cuomo backs Bronx-Manhattan rail project

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The Pennsylvania Access Project involves the construction of four new Metro-North Railroad stations and modification of existing infrastructure

Iowa approves $3.4B infrastructure plan

Construction Dive

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

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$12B Texas bullet train construction could start this year

Construction Dive

Texas Central Partners is pressing on with the Dallas-to-Houston line and will appeal a court ruling that denied it railroad designation and land rights

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

Infrastructure Inspiration for Dudley Do-Right of the Canadian Mounties

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Late 19th Century railroad viaduct for the Klondike Gold Rush

2018 Reconstruction Awards: Honorable mentions


For more than 30 years, the Dansville-Mount Morris Railroad (D&MM) train depot sat abandoned, slowly rotting, in the heart of this Western New York town of 5,300. . Back on track. Battle Street Brewery. An eyesore train depot becomes a community gem. Photo: Chuck Little Photography.

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.

Norway TBMs' Hard Rock Concert

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Two pairs of double-shield tunnel-boring machines break the mold in shaping Norway’s new high-speed railroad between Oslo and Ski

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

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

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

Bridge to be Replaced and Raised After Multiple Truck Crashes

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Union Pacific Railroad will replace and raise a bridge in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, that has been hit multiple times by trucks that misjudge its clearance height.

Cabmate Suspension System Adjusts to Bumps in the Road

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A new cab air-suspension system delivers a smoother ride for trucks and tractors, and therefore their occupants, especially over harsh pavement and railroad crossings, says Link Manufacturing, maker of the Cabmate suspension that forms the basis for the new product.

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

20 Songs About Construction & Building


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.

Diversification, “Extras” are Dealer’s Stepping Stones

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When I was young, my dad was a railroad man, and for side money, he always bought and sold tractors and equipment