Latest Rail Industry News

More News | May 04, 2009

Nancy J. Cieslak has been named chief executive officer of Pittsburgh Pins, Inc., a manufacturer of center pins and other rail-related components.

The promotion converts the ownership of the rail industry supplier, which has operations in Pittsburgh and West Middlesex, Pa., to a woman-owned business.

Featured Stories | May 01, 2009

Despite the downturn in the economy and the lingering slowdown in rail freight business, the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association's 96th annual convention drew the group's second-largest attendance.

More News | April 28, 2009

Sound Transit Board Chair and Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels recently announced that Link light rail service will begin on July 18, connecting downtown Seattle and Tukwila.

More News | April 28, 2009

Ansaldo STS, through its subsidiary Ansaldo STS USA, has received a $25.8 million contract from Metropolitan Tra

Featured Stories | April 21, 2009

Claude Mongeau has been elected to to succeed E. Hunter Harrison at the end of this year as president and chief executive officer of CN

Mongeau, 47, currently CN's executive vice-president and chief financial officer, has held a series of senior positions since joining the company in 1994.

More News | April 21, 2009

Union Pacific is investing more than $28 million on track improvements between Marshall and Buckner, Mo., including the removal and installation of nearly 41 miles of new rail.

More News | April 21, 2009

Union Pacific is investing approximately $11 million on track improvements between Grand Junction, Colo. and Helper, Utah. Crews have already replaced the rail in the curves between the Colorado/Utah border and Helper and have recently begun replacing ties and crossing surfaces from Grand Junction, Colo.

More News | April 15, 2009

President Obama has made his selections to serve in the number 2 job at the Department of Transportation and as head of the Federal Transit Administration.

More News | April 14, 2009

RMI, the Atlanta-based rail information services provider, has acquired 10East, a Jacksonville, Florida-based provider of SaaS software applications to support the signal and communications infrastructure needs of railroads in North America.