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Amtrak NEC locomotives to receive inward-facing cameras In the wake of the May 12, 2015 derailment in North Philadelphia of Amtrak Northeast Regional train 188, which claimed eight lives and caused more than 200 injuries, Amtrak will install inward-facing video cameras in its fleet of new Siemens ACS-64 locomotives in service on the Northeast Corridor by the end of 2015. All locomotives yet to be delivered under the 70-unit order will have the equipment installed before they go into service.

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With the launch of Union Pearson Express (UPE) connecting Lester B. Pearson International Airport to Toronto Union Station on June 6, the Cummins QSK19-R becomes the first railcar diesel engine produced in North America certified to meet U.S. Environmental Protection...
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U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Roger Wicker’s (R-Miss.) “Railroad Reform, Enhancement, and Efficiency Act,” S.1626, has been approved by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, the senators announced on June 25, 2015. The committee unanimously passed the proposal. “Today's...
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Alireza Edraki, PEng, PMP, has joined Gannett Fleming as a vice president of Canadian operations for the Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems, the company announced June 24, 2015. Based in the firm’s Toronto, Ontario office, Edraki possesses extensive experience in...
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U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) introduced the “Railroad Reform, Enhancement, and Efficiency Act” on June 19, 2015. The senators say the bill is written to “improve passenger rail safety, reauthorize Amtrak services and improve existing rail...
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Allen Wright, 76, a well-known and highly respected figure in the rail transit industry for more than 60 years, died at his home in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. Born in Treharris, South Wales, Wright began his career in London, England, with London...

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Allen Wright, 76, a well-known and highly respected figure in the rail transit industry for more than 60 years, died at his home in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. Born in Treharris, South Wales, Wright began his career in London, England, with London...
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Wabtec Corp. has acquired Metalocaucho, a European-based manufacturer of transit products, primarily rubber components for passenger car suspension and vibration control systems. Based in northern Spain, Metalocaucho has annual sales of about $25 million. The company provides a variety of rubber-to-metal...
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Toronto, Canada’s largest city, joined the ranks of those with air-rail links when the 215.5-mile Union Pearson Express train service began public operation on Saturday, June 6, 2015. The trains connect Union Station, the city’s intercity and commuter rail center, located...
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Railway Age’s roundup of significant North American projects in all modes of passenger rail—regional/commuter, rapid transit, light rail, intercity and high/higher-speed.   California HSR The California High-Speed Rail Authority issued a request for qualifications for its upcoming Rail Delivery Partner (RDP) procurement. In...
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The newest addition to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania’s extensive collection of historic U.S. locomotives and railcars is recently retired Amtrak AEM7 electric locomotive No. 915, which logged nearly 35 years of service on the Northeast Corridor. “As Amtrak’s Cities Sprinter...