The stakes are big in the race to build a new generation of American high speed trains. "If we can get one high speed system up and running, others will follow."
NS discovers that managing the wheel/rail dynamic in a heavy haul environment comes down to finding equilibrium among several factors.
Creating a culture that promotes individual safety and eliminates injuries is not an easy thing to do in the railroad industry.
Despite a higher average age, the revenue-earning fleet comprises mostly “young” freight car sub-fleets, based on a 50-year life span.
The proverbial ounce of prevention is worth more than any cure when it comes to keeping heavy tonnage on track.