Communications & Signals

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CP: Moving grain with an Item 6 Canadian Pacific’s Crowsnest Subdivision is busy with grain trains as prairie elevators are cleared to accept the coming harvest. CP has been pairing trains through the subdivision by giving two trains simultaneous clearance, with the on-board conductors responsible for keeping them safely apart.

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Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), a business unit of Cubic Corporation, announced on August 18 that its customer Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) received the 2016 Innovation Award for the Ventra Mobile App from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). The product’s success...
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L.B. Foster’s wholly owned subsidiary, Salient Systems, Inc., achieved ISO 9001:2008 Certification in the second quarter of 2016. This facility engineers and manufactures remote infrastructure and vehicle monitoring devices and software for the global rail industry. Salient Systems, based in Dublin,...
innotrans-let’s-support-our-usa-pavilion
InnoTrans, the semi-annual global railway industry trade exhibition and the largest event of its type, is offering discounted tickets to North American attendees. InnoTrans take place every two years in Berlin. Show dates are Sept. 20-23, 2016. The discounted tickets are...
ari-reports-second-quarter-results
American Railcar Industries, Inc. (ARI) reported in the second quarter 2016, decreased revenues in the manufacturing segment were partially offset by increased revenues in the railcar leasing and railcar services segments. Total consolidated revenues were $150.5 million for the second...
Steve Ditmeyer’s article “PTC vs. Legacy Train Control Redux” is very thought-provoking. Yes, Congress did define PTC by functionality, not technology. No, PTC need not be tied to fixed wayside block signals (interlockings are a whole other issue). But yes, PTC...

innotrans-let’s-support-our-usa-pavilion
InnoTrans, the semi-annual global railway industry trade exhibition and the largest event of its type, is offering discounted tickets to North American attendees. InnoTrans take place every two years in Berlin. Show dates are Sept. 20-23, 2016. The discounted tickets are...
ari-reports-second-quarter-results
American Railcar Industries, Inc. (ARI) reported in the second quarter 2016, decreased revenues in the manufacturing segment were partially offset by increased revenues in the railcar leasing and railcar services segments. Total consolidated revenues were $150.5 million for the second...
Steve Ditmeyer’s article “PTC vs. Legacy Train Control Redux” is very thought-provoking. Yes, Congress did define PTC by functionality, not technology. No, PTC need not be tied to fixed wayside block signals (interlockings are a whole other issue). But yes, PTC...
rssi-hosts-1550-in-grapevine
The Railway Systems Suppliers Inc. 56th Annual C&S Exhibition at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Tex., in late June 2016 attracted more than 1,550 rail and transit customers, suppliers and guests. Representatives from the seven North American Class I railroads,...
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Ithaca, N.Y.-based Smith Marketing Services has been awarded a contract for leading the branding effort for Railway Interchange 2017, to be held in Indianapolis Sept. 17-20, 2017. Railway Interchange is North America’s largest freight rail tradeshow. The event, which attracts upwards...