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Railroad Names Brian Lindamood New VP of Engineering

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Alaska Railroad (ARRC) has promoted Director of Project Management Brian Lindamood to Vice President Engineering, effective Jan. 31, 2018. He moves into the VP position vacated in January, when Clark Hopp became Chief Operating Officer.  The Engineering VP oversees the evaluation, planning and construction of the railroad’s infrastructure. This includes engineering, bridge maintenance and construction, and capital project management.

“Involved with railroad infrastructure for two and a half decades, Brian has the broad industry insight and specialized technical knowledge to oversee this vital area of the state’s railroad,” said ARRC President Bill O’Leary. “During the dozen years he has worked at the Alaska Railroad, Brian has led high-profile capital projects with complex engineering solutions. His work has been closely aligned with all the key infrastructure areas — which he will now oversee.”

Lindamood has led the railroad’s Project Management Department since January 2012. He joined ARRC in June 2006 as a capital projects manager.  Prior to the Alaska Railroad, Lindamood held senior positions in several national engineering firms (including Hanson-Wilson Inc. and TranSystems Corporation) specializing in railway design and operational analysis.


He is a past president of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA, 2015-2016). Mr. Lindamood has contributed to multiple industry publications and textbooks, has contributed to the development of several training programs and short courses in railway engineering, and acted as adjunct faculty in Railway Engineering at the university level.

“I’ve worked with remarkable railroad capital project and engineering teams over the past 12 years,” said Lindamood. “I look forward to building on a solid foundation as we continue to enhance a rail transportation system that Alaska’s people and businesses can count on.”



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