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The City of Calgary has selected Telvent to provide a contactless smart card based fare collection system for Calgary Transit's light rail and bus system, which serves more than 94 million passengers a year. According to Telvent's chairman and CEO, Ignacio Gonzalez, the company "ha ...

Fatalities caused by grade crossing collisions and trespassing are making U.S. railroads look far less safe than they are.

The “explosion of orders in this year's first quarter” has led Economic Planning Associates to increase its projection of freight car deliveries this year from 22,000 to a “conservative” 37,000. EPA expects deliveries to rise to 43,000 in 2012, 48,000 in 2113, 53,000 in 2 ...

Amtrak runs North America’s only existing high speed rail corridor between Boston and Washington, D.C. Maintaining the more than 450 miles along the Northeast Corridor presents its share of challenges in the form of time coordination, machine productivity, and long-lasting, quality maintenance.

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NREC 2GS-37C DE

National Railway Equipment Company’s new, six-axle 2GS-37C DE N-ViroMotive utilizes existing SD40-2 main frames, rebuilt trucks with D87B traction motors (70:17 gear ratio), and twin gensets equipped with 1,850-hp Cummins QSK50 ULEL certified diesel engines.

Pricing concessions vs. pricing freedom: A battle is won, but the threat lingers.

TTCI seeks a remedy for uneven flange profiles.

Senior Consulting Editor Luther Miller aptly describes a sometimes-adversarial relationship that is at least partially fueled by the success of our freight railroads, which are without a doubt the best in the world. The testy relationship involves the railroads and a small but vocal group of cust ...
Recently I fielded a call from the president of a regional railroad who is an old friend. He had some boxcars on his railroad that he was leasing from one of the major operating lessors. The cars were up for renewal and when he received the lessor’s rental quote, he went into sticker shock. He ...

Prudent and persistent capital investment has positioned Union Pacific for a robust recovery. For a railroad the size of Union Pacific, planning and spending multibillion-dollar capital budgets is an exercise in prudence, precision, and vision.

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