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Al Engel: “A learned passion—each train wreck has a story and a lesson” Remarks by 2014 W. Graham Claytor Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to Passenger Transportation recipient Al Engel at Railway Age’s 21st Passenger Trains on Freight Railroad Conference, Oct. 29, 2014.

california-hsr-phase-2-draws-three-bidders
Three consortia submitted sealed bids late Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, to the Californai High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), expressing interest in overseeing construction of the second leg of the state's proposed high speed rail network. Bidders include: Dragados/Flatiron/Shimmick; Golden State Rail Partnership,...
siemens-equipping-amtrak-njhsrip-project
Amtrak has contracted with Siemens to build a new Sitras SFC Plus static frequency converter for upgrading its Metuchen traction power facility in northern New Jersey, along the Northeast Corridor. The order includes the delivery, installation, commissioning, and integration of...
cummins-showcases-passenger-engine-lineup-at-apta
Cummins Inc. is presenting its engine lineup for public transportation customers at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Expo in Houston. Products available for both transit bus and rail markets are on display, “representing the diverse portfolio of Cummins diesel...
amtraks-new-wheels-hit-the-rails
New locomotives and rolling stock have finally begun to arrive on the property. Suppliers and other Amtrak supporters say more is needed. "Shovel-ready projects" were the buzzwords in 2009, when a new presidential administration suggested it valued Amtrak's worth to the nation...
report-nec-new-york-tunnels-need-major-work
A new engineering report details damage to the Amtrak-owned Hudson (“North”) River and East River tunnels following Superstorm Sandy and recommends a phased process to take individual tubes out of service for extended periods to perform the work required “to...

cummins-showcases-passenger-engine-lineup-at-apta
Cummins Inc. is presenting its engine lineup for public transportation customers at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Expo in Houston. Products available for both transit bus and rail markets are on display, “representing the diverse portfolio of Cummins diesel...
amtraks-new-wheels-hit-the-rails
New locomotives and rolling stock have finally begun to arrive on the property. Suppliers and other Amtrak supporters say more is needed. "Shovel-ready projects" were the buzzwords in 2009, when a new presidential administration suggested it valued Amtrak's worth to the nation...
caltrain-electrification-design-build-green-lighted
California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., has signed California Senate Bill (SB) 785, legislation that allows the Caltrain electrification project to proceed as a design/build procurement. The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board’s (Caltrain’s owner/operator) authority to issue design/build contracts expires...
report-nec-new-york-tunnels-need-major-work
A new engineering report details damage to the Amtrak-owned Hudson (“North”) River and East River tunnels following Superstorm Sandy and recommends a phased process to take individual tubes out of service for extended periods to perform the work required “to...
acs-64-technical-support-agreement-under-way
The Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector, Rail Systems Division has begun its 15-year technical support and spare parts supply agreement with Amtrak for the new ACS-64 electric locomotives in operation on the Northeast Corridor. The first of 70 units entered...