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NARSTCO, The Preferred Sustainable Standard

One of the main initiatives related to sustainability is preserving our planet’s natural resources. Resources like trees, water, and soil are all directly affected by the choices the railroad industry makes when building infrastructure. The use of chemically treated wood ties has been the industry standard for many years.

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RailWorks Completes Work on Greater Cleveland RTA Blue/Green Line

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s (RTA) Blue/Green Line is back in service following a successful track rehabilitation by RailWorks. During a complete shutdown from Aug. 8 to Oct. 3, RailWorks, via its Track Services division in Chicago, upgraded the aging track between the…

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PNR RailWorks Completes Successful Signal Bridge Installation in Toronto

PNR RailWorks installed 2 large signal bridge structures, spanning 9 tracks each, and a cantilever structure on a critical piece of Metrolinx transit network in Toronto. The project, which took place between Aug. 13-15, occurred during a 52-hour work block and without any safety incidents. The…

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PNR RailWorks Upgrades Fort Edmonton Park’s Streetcar System

PNR RailWorks upgraded the streetcar system at the historic Fort Edmonton Park in Alberta, Canada, which reopened this month after a years-long closure for improvements. In 2019, work began on the Fort Edmonton Park Enhancement Project to improve the expansive park and its historical sites. From…

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NARSTCO Products Provide Benefits to Finger Lakes Railway

Cost efficiency and environmental sustainability made NARSTCO steel ties and turnout sets an easy choice for New York’s Finger Lakes Railway. Finger Lakes Railway, which owns and operates more than 160 miles of track in upstate New York, and connects with CSX, Norfolk Southern, and New York…

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RailWorks Upgrading Key Rail Assets in Massachusetts

RailWorks crews in Massachusetts are hard at work repairing and upgrading key assets in the state, including several aging rail bridges. RailWorks kicked off the project last month with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) to repair the existing substructure and replace the…

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PNR RailWorks Marks 60th Anniversary

PNR RailWorks is celebrating its 60th anniversary and reflecting on the company’s legacy of a small family construction business that has evolved into a full-service railroad contractor with locations across the country. Since its beginnings in 1961, PNR RailWorks has grown from a small business…

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Engineering News-Record Names RailWorks a Top Contractor

RailWorks has ranked among the world’s top construction companies, according to The Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 400 Global Contractors for 2020-21. ENR’s annual Top 400 Contractors list ranks global and domestic contractors based on annual revenue, and then breaks the companies down by…

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Questions About Curved Track Installations? We’ve Got Answers

By Matt Violin, Sr. Director of Sales & Marketing at NARSTCO Let’s face it – since the onset of the pandemic and community lockdowns, we’ve all spent a great deal of time at home, and a great deal of time shopping online. That robust demand is spurring demand and interest in shipping by rail,…

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RailWorks Commits to Holistic Safety for Construction Safety Week

From May 3-7, RailWorks will reinforce our commitment to safety by participating in the industry-wide Construction Safety Week. Construction Safety Week is held annually in the U.S. and Canada to inspire construction industry workers to become leaders in safety. This year’s Safety Week theme of…

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PNR RailWorks and NARSTCO Join Forces on Award-Winning Project

PNR RailWorks and NARSTCO played key roles in an award-winning project in the Greater Toronto area. Completed in 2018, the Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility (WRMF) project recently won the 2020 Canadian Design-Build Institute (CDBI) Design-Build Award of Excellence. Constructed and designed by…

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