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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.

Breaking News

October 04, 2015
RailComm is launching its newest smart monitoring and analytics platform, RailComm InsightTM, at Railway Interchange 2015 in Minneapolis, Oct. 4-6. In addition, the company will be showcasing other new software and hardware products for yard automation and main line dispatching. During...
October 03, 2015
Minneapolis, Minn.-based Railway Equipment Co. will be launching three new innovative products at Railway Interchange 2015, the company recently announced. Set to make an appearance at the exhibition are two microprocessor-controlled switch mode chargers—the SMC Cragg Railcharger and the DTC...
October 03, 2015
NRE’s NREX 2015 Genset on Aug. 14, 2015 became the first locomotive to be verified by the California Environmental Protection Agency as achieving U.S. EPA Tier 4 emission standards. CARB (California Air Resources Board) confirmed in a letter to NRE that...
October 03, 2015
voestalpine Nortrak's encapsulation of the Half Grand Union located at Canal and Rampart on New Orleans Regional Transit Authority's (NORTA) streetcar expansion is the first large scale field application of insulating material to the trackwork components undertaken in North America. Encapsulation...
October 03, 2015
Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) will be launching its latest technology in crosstie inspection Aurora® Xi™ at Rail Interchange 2015 in Minneapolis, Minn., October 4. Aurora Xi, an internal tie inspection system, builds upon the technology of the GREX Aurora track...

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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 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 Acela Express equipment....
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).