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Guelph Subdivision upgraded to CTC VIA Rail on Nov. 14, 2015, commissioned CTC (centralized traffic control) on its entire North Mainline (Guelph Subdivision) between Georgetown and London, Ontario.

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Janam Technologies LLC, a provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, and Buckeye Mountain, a provider of mobile technology for the railroad industry, announced May 24, 2016 that Janam’s XM2-RFID for Rail mobile computer is a...
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The Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis on May 24, 2016 awarded Wabtec Corp. a contract worth about $21 million to design, install, test and commission a Positive Train Control (PTC) system. Wabtec will provide its I-ETMS® (Interoperable Electronic Train Management...
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Protran Technology, a division of Harsco Rail, has appointed Clay A. Bunting as Deputy Director, Field Engineering and Training to develop the company’s growing range of safety technology for track workers and track inspection technology. “Clay Bunting comes with a wealth...
Executive Summary: After one year of investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the cause of the fatal derailment of Amtrak train 188 at Frankford Junction is exactly the same as the cause determined within eight hours by...
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From the April 2016 issue of Railway Age: “Progress is about harnessing technology that promotes safety, efficiency and better customer service,” according to CSX. “Machine vision gives us new vantages of passing cars, from top-of-car views to undercarriage shots.” “All these...

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From the April 2016 issue of Railway Age: “Progress is about harnessing technology that promotes safety, efficiency and better customer service,” according to CSX. “Machine vision gives us new vantages of passing cars, from top-of-car views to undercarriage shots.” “All these...
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From the April 2016 issue of Railway Age: How machine vision is revolutionizing automated vehicle health monitoring. Railways are increasingly moving toward automated detector systems to supplement manual rolling stock inspection. Machine vision systems that inspect components on a moving train...
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The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) has launched a new free app, “Tri-Rail Tracker,” that allows passengers to know the exact location of their Tri-Rail train and when it will arrive at their station. Using GPS, the app’s map shows...
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The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) on May 2, 2016 publicly unveiled the prototype four-car driverless trainset for the new Honolulu Metro, which is schedule to open in about two years. Train # 1 was unveiled at the Rail Operations...
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InnoTrans, the semi-annual global railway industry trade exhibition and the largest event of its type, is offering discounted tickets to North American attendees. As well, this year’s event will have a strong Canadian presence. InnoTrans take place every 2 years...