Communications & Signals

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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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Two BNSF intermodal trains collided head-on early Tuesday morning, June 28, 2016, on the railroad’s busy Chicago-Los Angeles Transcon near Panhandle, Tex., about 25 miles northeast of Amarillo. Three crew members were missing and one was injured in the accident,...
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From Chicago, and Railway Age's Rail Insights Conference and Expo today, June 8: William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age: What opportunities are seen in the international market? Wiggie Shell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Georgetown Rail Equipment Company: We see opportunities...
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Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) on June 6, 2016 announced the launch of NextTraffic™ transportation and traffic management system. The announcement took place at the ITS European Congress held in Glasgow, Scotland. NextTraffic™ is a joint venture of CTS and Microsoft, which...
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Rockwell Collins on June 2, 2016 launched ARINC RailwayNet℠, described as “a hosted network and messaging platform for passenger and freight railroads” for Positive Train Control, and “designed to increase safety and reliability in the railroad industry and to help...
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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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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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Integrating so-called “Big Data” is one of the biggest technical challenges the railroad industry faces over the next few years. It’s estimated that, by 2020, there will be some 44 zettabytes—the equivalent of 640 billion YouTube videos—of available data. New...