Technology, Teamwork Shine During Deval Diamond Project

Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:53:00 CDT Community Yes Yes

The replacement of the aging five-track Deval diamond, located in Chicago's northwest suburbs, is improving commuter and freight transit times.

Steam Update: Refurbishing an Articulated Locomotive Requires Plenty of Flexibility

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 14:56:00 CDT Heritage Yes Yes

With the 2017 steam season now completed, the UP Steam Team, which operated No. 844 during three week-long trips this summer, can now give its full attention to the restoration of the Big Boy No. 4014.

Cross or Don't Cross: The Decision Could Save Your Life

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:34:00 CDT Community Yes Yes

About every three hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train, according to the Federal Railroad Administration. Last year, more than 2,000 people chose not to wait for a train, and about 265 paid the ultimate price – their lives. Still, every day, motorists choose to take risks at railroad crossings.

New Shipper Gives Trans-Pacific Intermodal Market, West Coast Ports a Boost

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:58:00 CDT Insights Yes Yes

A new international ocean carrier recently entered the trans-Pacific trade, a mature industry filled with veteran shippers.

Heavy Metal No Match for New Tech Harnessing Steel Vibrations

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:58:00 CDT Innovation Yes Yes

What do rock ‘n' roll and bridge inspectors have in common? Just as the strings' vibrations tell a guitarist his instrument is properly tuned and ready to jam, the same kind of vibration or movement can give an engineer insight into a bridge's durability. It's called “smart monitoring" and it has the potential to revolutionize how the nation's more than 614,000 bridges are inspected.