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Harsco consolidates technology under Protran brand Worldwide rail infrastructure and maintenance firm Harsco Rail, a division of Harsco Corp., will move all its technology products and services under the Protran Technology brand, including Zeta Tech, the company announced on July 22, 2015.

a-siemens-bombardier-merger-in-play?
Munich, Germany-based Siemens and Montreal, Canada-based Bombardier are engaging in preliminary talks to merge their rail businesses, according to a report in the July 29, 2015 edition of The Wall Street Journal. The WSJ cited people “familiar with the matter,” and...
iph-chooses-railcomm-to-dispatch-its-mainline
Iowa Pacific Holdings (IPH), which owns eight railroads across the U.S. and the U.K., has selected RailComm’s computer-aided dispatch system to operate its six railroads located in U.S. territory that run under the GCOR and NORAC rule sets, RailComm announced...
wabtec-to-acquire-faiveley-transport-for--billion
Wabtec has confirmed that it plans to acquire Faiveley Transport for a total purchase price of $1.8 billion, including assumed debt, which if approved, will create one of the world's largest rail equipment supply companies. Faiveley Transport, which employs 5700 people...
wabtec-posts-record-second-quarter
Wabtec Corp. on June 23, 2015 reported record results for second-quarter 2015. Second-quarter sales were a record $847 million, 16% higher than the year-ago quarter, due to strong growth in the company’s Freight Group. Operating income was a record $156 million,...
You know the kind I mean: the ones where nobody gets hurt, nothing blows up, and nobody shows up, except you. You get there. There’s no press, no NTSB “go team,” no competing reflectorized vests with initials like FBI, DHS, ATF,...

You know the kind I mean: the ones where nobody gets hurt, nothing blows up, and nobody shows up, except you. You get there. There’s no press, no NTSB “go team,” no competing reflectorized vests with initials like FBI, DHS, ATF,...
fec-opens-wabtec-equipped-dispatch-center
Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) on July 11, 2015 opened a new dispatch center equipped with Wabtec Railway Electronics TDMS (Train Management Dispatching System) technology, which is being utilized to assist FEC train dispatchers in managing CTC (centralized traffic control)...
nyab-partners-with-predikto-on-leader-improvements
Predikto, Inc. announced on July 14, 2015 a new collaborative effort, where New York Air Brake, Inc. (NYAB) will incorporate the company’s auto-dynamic predictive analytics platform, MAX, into its LEADER (Locomotive Engineer Assist/Display & Event Recorder) advanced train control technology...
wayside-monitoring-show-me-the-data
Performance monitoring devices provide railroads a targeted, educated approach to maintenance or safety issues. 2015 has been a very busy year for the rail industry so far. We’ve had tank car regulation “discussions”, PTC implementation “challenges” and tremendous activity in infrastructure...
duos-technologies-lands-follow-up-dhs-grant
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate has awarded Duos Technologies Inc. (Duostech), a supplier of intelligent analytical security technology, a follow-up research grant to complete the next phase of a railcar undercarriage screening system. “This contract represents the...