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Thursday, 21 June 2012
21 June 2012

BNSF honors hazmat shippers for safe transport

BNSF Railway announced that it has presented 98 customers with the railroad's 15th Annual Product Stewardship Award for the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail during 2011.

Thursday, 21 June 2012
21 June 2012

North American intermodal counters carload slump

Canadian, Mexican, and U.S. intermodal volume increased for the week ending June 16, 2012, measured against the comparable week in 2011, even as freight carload volume fell in each nation, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday.

Thursday, 21 June 2012
21 June 2012

Grant aids Montrealer’s return, advocates say

The $7.9 million TIGER IV grant announced Wednesday by the Department of Transportation, bestowed to the Vermont Agency of Transportation and the New England Central Railroad (NECR), will boost efforts to restore Amtrak's Montrealer, linking the train's namesake city with New York City v ...
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
20 June 2012

TIGER IV grants offer modest rail money

The federal government Wednesday announced its distribution of TIGER IV (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) discretionary grants. While many "rail-related" projects were identified, some of those deal more with adjacent road access improvements or other intermodal aspects, an ...
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
19 June 2012

Wheel failure is not an option

The industry spends close to $1 billion annually replacing bad wheelsets. What can be done to reduce this cost, and to improve safety? To state the obvious, round wheels are a good thing. Unfortunately, there are many ways a railcar wheel can leave this ideal condition and begin to cause ...
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
19 June 2012

165 years of railroad police progress

Tuesday, 19 June 2012
19 June 2012

165 years of railroad police progress

It took a series of petty thefts in 1847 on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in the City of Baltimore to see the need for special law enforcement protection for the railroads.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012
19 June 2012

The science of train handling

Norfolk Southern and New York Air Brake have taken LEADER® from concept to test to proven technology.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012
19 June 2012

Locomotives with sustaining power

Railroads have always been fuel efficient. Locomotive manufacturers find themselves well-positioned to improve that efficiency still more, matching or exceeding expectations of governments worldwide.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012
19 June 2012

2012 Guide to Equipment Leasing

Most years when we tackle this special issue on leasing, we lead with an article on “operating” leasing. We do this because many of our readers are operating lessors or operating lessees or work for companies supporting the nearly 60% of the North American railcar fleet owned by operating les ...
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