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Jamie Miller named new president and CEO of GE Transportation GE has appointed Jamie Miller as president and CEO of GE Transportation, the company announced Sept. 14, 2015. Miller succeeds Russell Stokes, who will lead GE’s Energy Management business, effective Oct. 1.
NS restructuring Triple Crown Services Norfolk Southern Corp. announced on Sept. 18, 2015 that it is restructuring its Triple Crown Services (TCS) subsidiary to focus on the transportation of automobile parts. The railroad said will work with shippers and logistics partners to convert other business TCS handles into NS’s current intermodal network.
Leadership transition at Norfolk Southern Continuing a tradition of smooth leadership transitions, Norfolk Southern Executive Chairman Charles W. “Wick” Moorman will be stepping down effective Oct. 1, 2015. President and CEO James A. Squires will become Chairman.
AAR: Rail traffic takes a slight dip For the week ending Sept. 19, 2015, total U.S. rail traffic was 566,734 carloads and intermodal units, down 2.5% compared with the same week in 2014, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on Sept. 23, 2015.
AAR: Rail traffic takes another slight hit For the week ending Sept. 26, 2015, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 566,700 carloads and intermodal units, down 1.8% compared with the same week in 2014, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on Sept. 30, 2015.

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October 05, 2015
Miner Enterprises Inc.’s Double Grove III plastic pellet gate, featured at Railway Interchange 2015 (Booth 3609, RSI), is simple to operate, clean and wash out, and provides a watertight seal when closed and locked, this long-time supplier with more than...
October 05, 2015
IRJ at Railway Interchange: NRE showed for the first time its independent axle control (IAC) locomotive, the SD40-4, which is designed to increase adhesion. "IAC is ac traction with dc traction motors," Mr Tom Chenoweth, NRE's head of electrical engineering, told...
October 05, 2015
IRJ at Railway Interchange: TM Track Machines (TMT) had on show its new TMT Roadmaster 1.0 at the outdoor exhibition area in Minneapolis. The machine combines a so-called "pup" tamper with a people carrier. The unit's glass cockpit features TMT's Skipper...
October 05, 2015
Part two of the Student Program, as part of the AREMA Conference at Railway Interchange 2015, proved to be a huge success this year. The volume of students attending both the panel discussion and networking event was considerably larger than...
October 05, 2015
Railhead Corp., manufacturer of safety lighting, tools, mobile video surveillance and locomotive data recorders has teamed up with Volant Unmanned Aerial Solutions (UAS) to bring the Lockheed Martin-made Digital Indago™ LE vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone to the rail...

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September 30, 2015
That whooshing sound you may have heard early on Wednesday, Sept. 30 was a collective sigh of relief expelled by everybody who has been beating their head against the wall since 2008, when the Rail Safety Improvement Act mandating fully operational Positive Train Control by...
September 23, 2015
U.S. Senator Charles “Hold That Pose” Schumer (D-N.Y.), everybody’s favorite publicity-seeking, TV-camera-loving narcissistic politician, has been saying publicly that Amtrak’s board of directors has selected Alstom Transport to supply a fleet of new high-speed trainsets for the Boston-New York-Washington D.C. Northeast Corridor, to succeed aging...
September 11, 2015
Acting Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah Feinberg will respond to questions before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation at her confirmation hearing to become permanent FRA Administrator on Thursday, Sept. 17th at 9:45 a.m. Will the hearing be about her job qualifications, or...
September 08, 2015
An assistant to the president of the Westinghouse Air Brake Company once said, “… let us direct our thoughts toward what would be required in the way of equipment or system for the safe operation of a train with no person at the controls. It...
September 03, 2015
Here’s a mystery for you, but don’t anticipate—as in the board game, “Clue”—that it’s “Col. Mustard, in the library, with a candlestick.” The perp here is the U.S. Senate—the deed done under the Capitol Dome and with a pen (okay, a word processor).