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CN announced Sept. 28 a revamped and revitalized employee
 training program that it said will be anchored by two modern training
 centers to be built in Winnipeg, Man., and in suburban Chicago, Ill.


In October of each year, we put on our thinking caps and attempt to divine what is coming at us in the New Year—rail equipment and rail finance, that is.

27 September 2012

Glide path to efficiency

Friction modification has morphed from art to science. Suppliers are spending a lot of time in the lab developing and testing products for proper lubricity, and that can withstand the temperatures and pressures of the wheel/rail interface.

CN is testing two main line diesel-electric locomotives fueled principally by LNG (liquefied natural gas) in revenue service in northern Alberta, Canada.

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) on Thursday said that, on behalf of the departments of transportation from Illinois, Michigan, and Missouri, it has issued a Notice of Intent to Award to Sumitomo Corp. of America to design, build, and deliver 130 bilevel passenger railcars f ...
U.S. freight carload traffic declined 4.1% for the week ending Sept. 22, 2012, measured against the comparable week in 2011, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday. U.S. intermodal volume sustained its winning streak, though in relatively modest fashion, up 0.7% for the week comp ...

Charlotte, N.C., has received $18 million in funds to support expansions for its Lynx Blue Line light rail transit, according to a statement issued Wednesday by the offices of U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) and Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx.

Bombardier Transportation said Thursday it has signed a contract with the Flemish Transport operator De Lijn to supply 48 FLEXITY 2 trams for the Belgian cities of Ghent and Antwerp. The order is worth roughly $165 million, and includes an option for 40 additional trams.

Bombardier Transportation announced that it will supply Israel Railways (ISR) with an additional 72 double-deck coaches. This order is part of a framework agreement signed in October 2010, under which 150 coaches were ordered that year.

For decades, New York City Transit customers attempting to transfer to the uptown (northbound) No. 6 subway line at Bleecker Street Station (in Manhattan) from other lines had to surface, walk, and descend back into the subway system—paying for the privilege.

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