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January 17, 2016
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GE Lighting: LED retrofit for wayside incandescent replacements
GE Lighting now offers an LED retrofit for transit and railroad wayside incandescent replacement, helping to improve reliability, uptime and visibility in railway signal applications. READ »

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NMC Railway Systems: Updated tie crane model
NMC Railway Systems has launched an updated model of the NMC CTC08E Tie Crane for its on-track product line. The enhanced model is designed for railroad material handling projects and to effectively handle concrete and wood ties. READ »

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Bourque Logistics: YardMaster software/Umler system integration
Bourque Logistics has introduced an Umler system integration within its YardMaster software. The integration provides terminal operators real-time access to essential rail-car data. READ »

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Gradall Industries: Kinshofer rail maintenance machine options
Gradall Industries Inc. has reached a business agreement with the Kinshofer Crane and Excavator Attachments to make new highly productive options available for railroads, municipal transit systems and others who purchase Gradall railway maintenance machines. READ »


Simmons Machine Tool Corp.: Automated wheel shops

TTX: Rail-car pool authority — and more

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Transit developments drive concrete-tie activity
Last month, Rocla Concrete Tie Inc. began building a manufacturing plant in Fort Pierce, Fla., as part of a new long-term supply agreement with All Aboard Florida and Florida East Coast Railway (FECR). READ »

Rail Industry Trends
Railroaders contemplate drones to secure tracks, cargo
Rail execs are beginning to explore the capabilities of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for a variety of potential applications - including security. More commonly known as drones, these camera-equipped devices can help crews keep closer tabs on tracks and trains from afar. READ »

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Wood-tie producers, treaters gear up for sunnier market prospects
Five words sum up the wood crosstie market during the past couple years: “When it rains, it pours.” The old phrase took on new meaning for manufacturers and wood-treatment companies, as some of the wettest weather in years flooded large swathes of the southern and western United States, resulting in waterlogged wood supplies and derailed inventories. READ »

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Railroads revitalize aging bridges - and open up new business opportunities
Construction will begin this fall on the largest bridge project Norfolk Southern Railway has undertaken in more than three decades. READ »

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