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Trimble announced that it is partnering with Alsip, Ill.-based Railhead Corp. to integrate real-time remote monitoring, diagnostics and on-board video to enhance locomotive asset utilization and productivity.

Eliminating Amtrak’s long-distance trains, curtailing the FTA’s New-Starts program, eliminating the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) discretionary grant program, and privatizing the FAA air traffic control system are among the elements of President Donald J. Trum ...

Florida commuter operator SunRail has transformed one of its coaches into a rolling art gallery.

Europe’s largest rail freight carrier, DB Cargo, and GE Transportation have signed an agreement to digitize 250 locomotives across Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Poland over the next five years.

The Association of American Railroads (AAR), in reporting U.S. rail traffic for the week ending March 11, 2017, noted that total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 510,638 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.4% compared with the same week last year. Coal, seemingly on the rebound, rose nearly 12%. ...

Former New York MTA Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast was honored as Railway Age’s 54th Railroader of the Year at a dinner of the Western Railway Club on March 14 at the historic Union League Club, Chicago.

Caterpillar is offering TrucBrush, a patented attachment for clearing snow from the rooftops of trailers, containers and other vehicles.

14 March 2017

Wabtec acquires ATP

Wabtec Corp. has acquired Aero Transportation Products (ATP), a manufacturer of engineered freight car components with annual sales of about $40 million.

When the Financial Edge last addressed the topic of Hunter Harrison, it was during the failed takeover of Norfolk Southern (NS) by Canadian Pacific (CP). Pursuit of NS was not Harrison’s first transcontinental endeavor.

Holland Co. has named Mike O’Grady as Chief Operating Officer for the Maintenance of Way Operating Groups—Mobile Welding, Thermite Welding, Fixed Plant Welding, Turnkey Solutions and Track Measurement.

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