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The Chicago Transit Authority has released two operator’s-view cab ride videos of its Red Line.
The first electric multiple-unit coaches ordered by the Denver Regional Transportation District, for its electric regional commuter rail system, have departed the Hyundai-Rotem plant in South Philadelphia for Denver. ...
The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 announced the election of BNSF Railway Executive Chairman Matthew K. Rose ACCCE's next chairman. James (Jim) J. Jura, CEO and general manager of Associate ...
Vertex Rail Technologies LLC, a manufacturer of railroad tank cars, announced on Nov. 13, 2014 that it is opening a new plant in Wilmington, N.C., at a site that until 2011 was home to a T ...
OnTrackNorthAmerica, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that is advocating a capitalization strategy “for dramatically increasing rail utilization,” has appointed Jolene Molitoris and Leo Penne to its board of directors.
Harsco Rail has appointed Mark Emmerson Managing Director of the company’s United Kingdom operation. He has been in this role in an interim capacity over the past nine months, along with his previous role of International Finance Director.
Penn State alumnus Gerhard A. Thelen, who retired in 2013 as Norfolk Southern Vice President, Operations Planning and Support, has created a scholarship fund for Penn State Altoona that will support students enrolled in the college’s R ...
San Diego Metropolitan Transit System has promoted 17-year MTS veteran Andy Goddard to Superintendent of Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance, effective immediately.

U.S. freight rail traffic during the week ending Nov. 8, 2014 maintained upward momentum, measured against the comparable week in 2013, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Nov. 13.

BNSF has passed 16 weeks of testing a National Railway Equipment high-adhesion NR33CDE-IAC locomotive, an EMD SD40-2 that has been modified to increase tractive effort and adhesion. The unit, says NRE, is showing “promising results.”
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