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Fleet revitalization The freight car fleet has been growing for four years running. It’s also getting younger.
Railroads free, leave us be! Freedom from excessive regulation helped transform the freight railroads into the most cost effective of all transportation modes. There’s no reason to change that.
FRA C3RS program implemented in Boston Keolis Commuter Services, the Federal Railroad Administration, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and union leaders from the American Train Dispatchers Association, Transportation Communications Union, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and SMART Transportation Division on May 8, 2015 signed a memorandum of understanding to implement the FRA’s voluntary Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS).
Optimizing friction management Suppliers are implementing technology advancements that ensure friction management isn’t a drag.
Metrorail back on track Armed with a $1.14 billion capital plan, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority continues to expand and improve the storied Metrorail system.

Breaking News

up-express-highlight-of-global-airrail-conference
June 02, 2015
Toronto’s venerable Royal York Hotel, built by the Canadian Pacific Railway, was the main setting for the 2015 Global AirRail Conference, held May 20-23, 2015. The hotel’s location was ideal, physically and symbolically, being directly across Front Street from Union...
kcs-to-increase-train-speed-on-laredo-subdivision
June 02, 2015
The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCS) will increase train speed on its Laredo Subdivision line that runs from Laredo to Corpus Christi, Tex., from 49 to 59 miles per hour, effective June 7, 2015. This will include the communities...
cn-invests-c-million-in-expansion-of-cold-supply-chain-reefer-capacity
June 02, 2015
CN is investing C$20 million in the expansion of its cold supply chain capacity to help producers and distributors of chilled or frozen foods grow their businesses in North America and overseas markets, the company announced on June 1, 2015. “CN...
ns-brings-its-safety-campaign-to-georgia
June 02, 2015
Norfolk Southern is bringing its “Train Your Brain” public safety campaign, now in its ninth year, to central and south Georgia to remind people to be safe and alert around railroad tracks and trains. Georgia was selected for this year’s annual...
septa-to-acquire-acs-64-electric-locomotives
June 01, 2015
The board of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has approved the acquisition of up to 18 ACS-64 electric locomotives from Siemens as part of its budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year, which starts July 1, 2015. The contract includes an...

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is-there-a-plot-against-passenger-trains?
June 02, 2015
Following Amtrak’s tragic wreck of Northeast Regional train 188, the news media, as expected, sprung into action, filling the airwaves and cyberspace and newspapers with speculation, analysis, sensationalism—and even some accurate, straight and unbiased reporting, which doesn’t occur too often where railroads are involved. The...
a-fine-kettle-of-fish-for-fras-feinberg
June 01, 2015
It’s no surprise that Federal Railroad Administration Acting Administrator Sarah Feinberg, a Democratic political operative—and a darn good one by all accounts—is President Obama’s choice to become the agency’s permanent chief. Politics generally determines executive branch appointments and it’s a shrewd wager the Senate will...
a-labor-leader-who-understood-economics
May 26, 2015
Dan Johnson died last week. He was 67. You probably neither knew him nor recognize his name. Yet if you are a railroader, he touched your life in meaningful ways.
meg-baker-and-her-trusty-speed-o-meter-to-the-rescue
May 19, 2015
CBS News legends Edward R. Murrow, Fred Friendly, Charles Kuralt and Walter Cronkite must be turning over and hurling in their graves.
if-only-but-wait
May 18, 2015
I’ve been in France. I love being in France, a country that in the past 20 years has spent twice on its railways what it has spent on its roads. What am I missing? Another fatal overspeed derailment? At Frankford Junction?