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Railway Interchange 2015
Railway Interchange 2015
AREMA Conference General Sessions at Railway Interchange 2015 are designed to educate and inform industry professionals.
Introducing the NS GP33ECO
Norfolk Southern unveiled on Sept. 1, 2015 its new GP33ECO switcher locomotive during ceremonies at Inman Yard in Atlanta, Ga. Designed and constructed at the railroad’s Juniata locomotive shops, the GP33ECO will see yard service as the mother unit in a...
RSSI: Railway Interchange Exhibition a place for meaningful interaction
Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. (RSSI), is a trade association made up of 300 member companies that supply Communications, Signal and IT products and services to rail and transit industry. The primary function of RSSI is to sponsor an annual exhibition that...
Oregon ramps up rail safety oversight
The Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) on August 28, 2015 approved an updated set of rules for transporting hazardous materials by rail. Combined with Oregon Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) addition of four Federal Railroad Administration-certified rail inspectors, the rules “aim to...
Does zero Bakken crude for Irving Oil indicate a trend?
Irving Oil Ltd., operator of Canada’s largest crude oil refinery, has stopped importing crude oil sourced from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota and shipped by rail in favor of cheaper crudes from such producers as OPEC, “reflecting a...
Siemens, Thales land NYCT QBL West Phase 1 CBTC contracts
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded Siemens Industry Inc. and Thales Transport & Security two 67-month contracts worth a total of $205.8 million to install communications-based train control (CBTC) on a portion of the New York City Transit...
Railroads report no major damage from Northwest fires (so far)
Aside from unconfirmed reports of isolated tie damage to one Idaho short line, and moments of suspended service on both short lines and Class Is, the dozens of wildfires raging throughout the Northwest have, so far, caused no widespread damage...
FRA issues ballast repair safety advisory
The Federal Railroad Administration issued a safety advisory to emphasize the importance of timely repairs of ballast defects and conditions on main tracks. FRA notes that ballast defects and ballast conditions that are not repaired in a timely manner can lead...
New control module from ZTR
ZTR Control Systems has introduced the NEXSYS™III-i MD Module, a new version of its NEXSYS™ locomotive control system designed for “mother-daughter” (traditionally known as “cow-calf” or “mother-slug”) locomotive applications. “With the new NEXSYS™III-i MD Module, the control and functionality of the...
Beth Caruso named AREMA head
The Board of Governors of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) has appointed Elizabeth (Beth) S. Caruso, CAE, as Executive Director/CEO, effective Sept. 1, 2015. Caruso joined AREMA in May 1999 and most recently served as Director of Administration....
RSI: Railway Interchange is the place to see latest advancements
I am writing in hopes that you will join us and 600-plus exhibitors in Minneapolis for Railway Interchange 2015. This show is the place to learn about the latest technologies and advancements in the rail industry directly from the developers...
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