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WMATA's first 7000-series train to debut on Blue Line
Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA)
system's first 7000-series metro train from Kawasaki Rail Car USA will enter passenger service April 14, on the Blue Line.
DOT-117 tank car rule debuts with controversy
The final spec for the now-official DOT-117 (TC-117 in Canada) non-pressurized tank car adopts the most demanding of the technical requirements first offered for comment in the notice of rulemaking: jacketed and thermally insulated shells of 9/16-inch steel, full-height half-inch-thick head shields, sturdier, re-closeable pressure relief valves and rollover protection for top fittings.
Amtrak's Oregon service under threat
service between Portland and Eugene will end if Oregon's state legislature enacts the budget adopted by its Joint Ways and Means Committee the week of March 30, 2015 that proposes slashing funding for the daily state-backed service on the corridor.
Brookville powers Central California Traction
Brookville Equipment Corp.
has shipped two EPA Tier-4 BL12CG CoGeneration™ low-emissions switchers to
Central California Traction (CCT)
that will be utilized on the 55.9-mile Stockton Public Belt Railroad Network and the 14.9-mile Central Valley Branch, with service from Stockton, Calif., to Lodi and Sacramento, Calif.
Easy on, easy off
Flexible, cost-effective, and safe, Amtrak’s innovative Mobile Passenger Scaffolding benefits passengers and work crews alike.
May 05, 2015
CSX announces Chemical Safety Excellence Awards
CSX on May 4, 2015 announced the winners of its 21st annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award, recognizing 70 customers for their commitment to the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail in 2014 CSX’s Chemical Safety Excellence Awards are presented...
May 05, 2015
Industry-Railway Suppliers, Inc. names Scott Commo president
Industry-Railway Suppliers, Inc. (IRS) has promoted Vice President Scott Commo to President, succeeding Ron Hobbs, who has retired. The changes were effective May 1, 2015. Commo, who has 15-plus years of experience in the railroad industry, joined IRS in 2011 and...
May 05, 2015
CN announces C$2.7 billion capex plan
Canadian National Railway plans to invest C$2.7 billion in 2015 for rail infrastructure maintenance improvements, as well as in new capacity, equipment and technology to raise network safety and efficiency, improve service and support future growth, the company announced on...
May 05, 2015
UP sets capex program at $4.2 billion
Union Pacific Railroad plans to invest $4.2 billion capital dollars in its network this year, following investments totaling more than $31 billion from 2005-2014. These investments contributed to a 38% decrease in derailments over the last year, the railroad said. Investments...
May 04, 2015
CP names new Executive VP and CFO
Canadian Pacific has appointed Mark Erceg as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective May 18, 2015. He will replace outgoing CFO Bart Demosky, who will be departing from the company on May 31. Erceg, who joins CP from Masonite...
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Frank N. Wilner
April 30, 2015
Dan Elliott’s STB renomination hearing: May 6
Former Surface Transportation Board (STB) Chairman Dan Elliott, whose renomination to a second five-year term has been on ice since November, will have a Senate Commerce Committee confirmation hearing May 6, but will remain estranged from the agency unless and until the entire Senate acts...
April 29, 2015
FRA freezes on tank car sloshing; DOE oil volatility bombshell drops like a dud
How crude oil sloshing inside moving tank cars affects train stability was under close scrutiny by the Federal Railroad Administration, the regulator’s Acting Administrator told reporters back on March 13. That was after a string of mid-winter oil train disasters exposed the prevailing focus on...
April 23, 2015
DOT “suggests” and FRA “recommends”
The U.S. Department of Transportation circulated a press release detailing actions taken to “address some of the issues identified in recent train accidents involving crude oil and ethanol shipped by rail.”
Frank N. Wilner
April 06, 2015
Amtrak pen trumps Freedom of Information Act sword
John Mica, the Republican pol from Florida, alleges something fishy with Amtrak’s hamburger prices. Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito have a beef that Amtrak’s president is chosen by a board of directors rather than facing Senate confirmation.
March 26, 2015
Tank car builders don’t agree on DOT-111 obsolescence timeline
Tank car builder The Greenbrier Companies is urging the White House Office of Management and Budget to disregard advice by the company’s own industry trade group, the Railway Supply Institute-Committee on Tank Cars (RSI-CTC), and proceed full speed ahead with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s...
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