News & Information

Find the latest news and information about Willamette Valley Company's Railroad Division here.

 

NRC-REMSA 2017 – January 2017

This year's conference will be held January 8-10 in Boca Raton, FL. Stop by booth #401 to learn about WVCO Railroad products. Visit nrcma.org for more information.


AREMA 2016 – August 2016

WVCO Railroad Division will arrive in Orlando, Florida to demonstrate our railroad products and FastPatch Roadway Repair materials to railway engineering professionals representing all segments of the industry, at the AREMA 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition August 28-31, 2016. If you are attending this year’s expo, please be on the lookout for our team at Booth #301 on the interactive expo floor!


NRC 2016 – January 2016

We will be exhibiting products and services from our WVCO Railroad Division at the 2016 National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) Conference at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, CA from January 6-9, 2016. The NRC is a trade association serving the needs of railroad contractors and suppliers. This annual event attracts some of the leading professionals in the industry who are there to network, attend technical presentations, seminars and more.


Railway Interchange 2015 – October 2015

Dispensing SpikeFast into a sleeperAREMA, REMSA, RSI and RSSI have joined forces once again to sponsor the Railway Interchange 2015. This year's event will be held October 4-7 in Minneapolis, MN at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Our booth will showcase both WVCO Railroad and FastPatch products. Please join us at booth 4509.



NRC/REMSA – January 2015

We will be exhibiting products and services from our Railroad Division at the 2015 National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) Conference in Hollywood, Florida January 7-10, 2015. The NRC is a trade association serving the needs of railroad contractors and suppliers. This annual event attracts some of the leading professionals in the industry who are there to network, attend technical presentations, seminars and more.


AREMA – September 2014

Our selection of products for the transportation industry continues to grow every year and the WVCO team is looking forward to meeting with railway engineering professional representing all segments of the industry, including Communications & Signals, Engineering Services, Maintenance, Passenger & Transit, Structures and Track at the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association in Chicago September 28-October 1, 2014.


ASLRRA – April 2014

Join us at their Annual Convention in San Diego, CA April 22-25. The convention is being hosted at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Please look for us at Booth #607 to see our latest products for railroad maintenance and repair.


NRC – January 2014

The NRC Conference and NRC-REMSA Exhibition will take place January 5-8 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert, CA. Join us in booth #125 to discover what's new with WVCO Railroad Division for 2014.


Railway Interchange – September 2013

Railway Interchange 2013 is a combined railway industry event sponsored by AREMA, RSI, REMSA and RSSI. We will be showcasing WVCO Railroad products such as SpikeFast and CTR-100 as well as our FastPatch Concrete Repair line of products. Join us September 29- October 2 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN at Booth #1009 & 1011.


Railtex - April 2013

We are headed to London for Railtex 2013, April 30 - May 2. Come meet us at Stand H33 to learn more about our products for wooden and concrete sleepers. We are delivering a technical seminar Wednesday, May 1 at 11:50am on Increasing the Useful Life of Sleepers Using Polymers. All seminar sessions are free to attend and open to all so we encourage you to sit in on this session.


ASLRRA - April 2013

ASLRRA is turning 100 this year and what better way to celebrate than joining us at their Annual Convention in Atlanta, GA April 27- 30. The convention is being hosted at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Please look for us at Booth #20 to see our latest products for railroad construction and maintenance.


NRC - January 2013

We will be exhibiting at the 2013 NRC Conference & Exihibition January 9-12. This years event will be held at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. Please stop by booth #307 and see the latest in railroad construction and maintenance.


Scale Repair: FastPatch MD - October 2012

On August 14th the POLYQuik Division conducted a repair on a scale chair in the CSX Queensgate Yard, Cincinnati, Ohio. The following presentation illustrates the repair process and end result.


AREMA - September 2012

Come see us in booth NW-401 at AREMA 2012 in Chicago, September 16-19.


ASLRRA - April 2012

We will be exhibiting at the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) Annual Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, April 21st - 24th. Please stop by booth #801 and learn more about WVCO Railroad Division.


NRC - January 2012

We will be exhibiting at NRC at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, California, January 4th - 7th. Please stop by booth #79 and see the latest in railroad construction and maintenance.


Railway Interchange – September 2011

This year AREMA, REMSA, RSI and RSSI will be sponsoring Railway Interchange 2011, instead of doing separate exhibitions and conferences. Join us September 18-21 in Minneapolis, MN at Booth #2607.


ASLRRA – May 2011

We will be exhibiting at the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas, April 30 - May 3. Stop by Booth #402.


NRC - January 2011

We will be exhibiting at NRC in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, January 5-7. Visit us at Booth #405.


AREMA – August 2010

We will be exhibiting at AREMA in Orlando, Florida, August 29-31. Stop by Booth #400.


Railway Strategies Magazine – April/May 2010

Bringing ideas to life

ASLRRA – May 2010

We will be exhibiting at the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida, May 2-4. Stop by Booth #519.


NRC – January 2010

Come see us at NRC 2010 in Palm Springs, January 6-9.


AREMA – September 2009

Come see us at AREMA 2009 in Chicago, September 20-22.


Rail Technology Magazine – August/September 2009

Spikefast filler brings new life to old sleepers

SpikeFast takes First Place – August 2009

Dispensing SpikeFast into a sleeper In the August 2009 issue of Platform, the magazine for all Tube Line employees, two Tube Line employees took home first place in their second quarter Change Challenge Cup for introducing SpikeFast®. The Change Challenge Cup was established in 2008 as a way to encourage and reward the delivery of good ideas, improvements, technical innovations and change from employees. Below is an excerpt from the article:



When Change is Good

It’s a simple idea but one that’s saving Tube Lines a small fortune – and doing its bit for the environment, too. Thousands of sleepers are having their life prolonged, thanks to a polymer filling material called Spikefast. By injecting the Spikefast compound into existing drill holes in sleepers, the sleepers retain their ability to hold coach screws or bolts to keep the chair or baseplates in position. The idea, put forward by Gavin Silvey, Capex Project Manager, and Michael Hayes, Strategic Asset Planner (Track), has primarily been used on the Northern line track lowered sites but can be used on any wooden sleeper. Spikefast’s success means it’s been named as the quarter two (Q2) winner of the change challenge cup. Michael says, “The biggest advantage of Spikefast is that it eliminates the need to replace a sleeper, which still has life but can no longer hold coach bolts. “In short, where it is a viable alternative to re-sleepering, it’s a 400 percent increase in productivity because the work is done much quicker, it’s cheaper (at just 12.5 per cent of the cost) and will save us over £400k in RP1 with another £830k saving in RP2.”

Click here to view the presenation submitted by Gavin Silvey and Michael Hayes.