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In a reply dated July 5, 2016, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) responded to a letter from Oregon’s U.S. senators regarding the June 3 Union Pacific oil train derailment in Mosier, Ore.

Calgary Transit's new fleet of Siemens S200 high-floor LRVs entered service on the city's CTrain light rail network on July 5 in time for the annual Calgary Stampede.

Ontario, Canada, is undergoing unprecedented growth in all forms of passenger rail. GO Transit is undertaking long-term expansion plans, and in Ottawa, the city’s first LRT is under construction. GO Transit regional/commuter rail service will be extended east of Hamilton to the town of ...
The title of Larry Light’s “PTC vs. Legacy Train Control” article in the June 2016 issue of Railway Age (full text follows this article) promised a balanced discussion of the differences between newer and older versions of train control. In reality, the article focused on why he be ...
Troy, N.Y.-based International Electronic Machines Corporation (IEM Corp.) has attained “Substantial Completion” status for its installation of a state-of-the art Vibration Monitoring System for Sound Transit’s light rail system in Seattle, ...

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc., reported financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended May 31, 2016 that indicate continued strong performance, despite a railcar market that has softened in recent months.

Caltrain’s Board of Directors on July 7, 2016 approved $1.25 billion in contracts with Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Inc. and Stadler ...
Canadian Pacific’s Crowsnest Subdivision is busy with grain trains as prairie elevators are cleared to accept the coming harvest. CP has been pairing trains through the subdivision by giving two trains simultaneous clearance, with the on-board conductors responsible for keeping them safely apar ...
At the recent Railway Age “Rail Insights 2016” conference, I moderated a panel on the lease market for railcars. My panel participants were Robert Hart from Fifth Third Bank and Greg Schmid from Residco, a railcar lessor. The current weakness in segments of the lease market for railc ...
More than 700 employees attended a ceremony to mark the rollout of the 1,000th locomotive from the GE Manufacturing Solutions plant in Fort Worth, Tex., on July 7, three-and-a-half years after the st ...
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