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13 April 2015

Ontario on the move

Ontario’s Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GHTA) has entered into a new growth phase, thanks to funding availability, and political leadership that seems to recognize the importance of mobility that’s not tied to highways.
Digital gages, though accurate, have their limitations. Here’s how Transportation Technology Center, Inc. is applying tried and true mechanical methods.
Dispatching, says Norfolk Southern Manager-Dispatch Planning Systems Charlie Turnipseed, “is like a game of chess.” Like chess players, train dispatchers are constantly thinking ahead, planning movements, moving “pieces”—trains—a ...
13 April 2015

All tied up

All indicators are pointing to a vibrant crosstie market across all segments: wood, concrete, steel, and composite. The freight railroads’ estimated $29 billion in 2015 capital expenditures is one driving factor, but healthy expansion plans among transit agencies are also fueling the good news. ...
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 N ...
According to the most recent figures from the Association of American Railroads (AAR), yet another increase in intermodal traffic helped offset carload traffic decreases especially in coal, metallic ores and metals, and nonmetallic minerals.
Somewhere near the photo-worn steel trestle at Miniota, Manitoba, Via Rail’s eastbound and westbound Canadians will meet Sunday, April 12, 2015 for the first time since a pair of mid-winter oil train explosions closed CN’s transcontinental main line through northern Ontario. ...
GE Transportation has completed the first production test, which evaluates the performance, emissions and mechanical properties, of its GE Evolution Series Tier 4 engine. This is the first engine to go through GE’s newly built test cell in Grove ...
Clearance testing for the second phase of the Expo Line light rail project in Los Angeles began April 6 with a train operating under its own power west from Culver City. This is the first time an LRV has crossed the new bridge over Venice Boulevard.
Proponents of current plans to renew the continent’s crude oil tank car fleet arrived at work April 7 to find another embarrassing egg laid at their doorstep, and not by the Easter Bunny.
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