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2011-01-27 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh, PA-based L.B. Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR) was awarded a contract by Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway (CRANDIC) to provide approximately 1,000 tons of 115# standard rail for the upgrade of aging track, and for the construction of a new 10,000-ft siding for a unit train interchange. An L.B. Foster weld train will deliver 54,450 linear feet of continuous welded rail (CWR) in February 2011 for track rehabilitation as required for the...

2010-12-22 12:52:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- L.B. Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR) of Pittsburgh, PA has begun delivering 28,500 tons of 115# standard continuous welded rail (CWR) to New England Central Railroad (NECR), an operating subsidiary of RailAmerica, Inc. for upgrading approximately 140 miles of track. L.B. Foster's specially-equipped CWR trains will complete 18 shipments of welded rail by mid-2011 for installation at various locations throughout Vermont. The track improvements are...

2010-08-05 09:26:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- L.B. Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR) of Pittsburgh, PA was awarded a $5.3 million contract by the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) to supply 5,561 tons of rail for the Downeaster-Portland North Project. NNEPRA is using a $35 million grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to help fund the project's 26.4 mile track rehabilitation and expansion between Portland and Brunswick, Maine. The new Downeaster line will...

2010-04-29 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego Boca FC announced today that is has partnered with the Urban Umpires Record Label to provide quality Hip Hop music with future star performers during halftime for its soccer fans. The agreement reached marks a milestone that brings soccer and hip hop together. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100325/LA76882LOGO) Performing this Saturday Night, May 1, 2010 at the San Diego Boca FC versus Oregon Fuego match, Amad-Jamal has shared...

2009-10-06 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- L.B. Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR) of Pittsburgh, PA has received a $2.7 million contract to supply a wide ranging package of rail products to the Allegheny County Port Authority Light Rail System. L.B. Foster is providing rail fasteners, trackwork and new rail for construction of the 1.2 mile North Shore Connector. This light rail transportation corridor will travel in two bored tunnels beneath the Allegheny River to connect Pittsburgh's city...

2009-09-29 09:46:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- L.B. Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR) of Pittsburgh, PA has been awarded a contract to supply direct fixation fasteners and bonded insulated joints for the first phase of the new Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Orange Line from the city center of Dallas to Irving, TX. L.B. Foster is coordinating product shipments to the Northwest Corridor Expansion project to meet the scheduling requirements of the general contractor joint venture,...

2009-09-15 14:26:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- L.B. Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR) of Pittsburgh, PA is delivering the final shipment of rail products in September under a $9 million contract with Skanska USA Civil Southeast for use in the construction of The Tide Light Rail System in Norfolk, VA. Hampton Roads Transit, the regional transportation agency, is building the new 7.4 mile light-rail line linking the Eastern Virginia Medical Center, downtown Norfolk and Interstate 264. L.B....

2009-09-02 08:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- L.B. Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR) of Pittsburgh, PA has been awarded a $3.9 million transit rail products stimulus-funded contract for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Fern Rock Yard Track Renewal Project. New York City-based contractor Railworks Track Systems, Inc. is replacing track and contact rail installations dating from 1928 in Philadelphia's Fern Rock Yard with a wide range of transit products sourced from...

2009-08-14 09:18:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- L.B. Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR) of Pittsburgh, PA has been awarded a $7.6 million contract for 115# rail for installation on the 21 mile A-Train transit project linking Denton and Carrollton, TX. Shipments of 4599 tons of 1600ft welded rail and 573 tons of 80ft stick rail were delivered to the North Texas Rail Group, a contractor joint venture between Herzog Contracting Corporation and Archer Western Contractors. "Our L.B. Foster Rail...


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2009-04-23 12:34:28

Granville T. Woods was an African American inventor. He was born in Columbus, Ohio on April 23, 1856 and died in New York on January 30, 1910. Woods devoted his life to discovering new ways of improving an array of things specific to the railroad industry. More than a dozen devices to improve electric railway cars were invented by Woods, as well as many more for controlling the flow of electricity. One of his most notable inventions was a system for advising the train engineer of how close...

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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.