Latest Rail Industry News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.