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At 1,850 feet—19 private passenger cars and two classic EMD E-8 diesel-electric locomotives in the Pennsylvania Railroad’s famous Tuscan Red/gold pinstripe keystone livery—the Liberty Limited was a sight to behold, roaring up the Northeast Corridor at 90 mph on December 1 ...
The Delaware River Port Authority has awarded a $194.2 million contract to Alstom Transportation Inc., Hornell, N.Y., for overhaul and upgrading of its aging 120-car PATCO rapid transit car fleet. The largest capital improvement project in DRPA history, the contract includes $69 million in Feder ...
Rail Safety Consulting, LLC has been awarded a contract to provide FRA safety compliance services for the Metrolink PTC system in Los Angeles. RSC, as a member of the Parsons-led integration team, will lead the development of the FRA rule 236 Subpart I required safety submittals in support of FRA ...
The Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) has issued “Reliability Centered Maintenance: A Case Study of Railway Transit Maintenance to Achieve Optimal Performance.” The research report, available at no charge on the MTI’s website, is a case study of a single heavy rail transit ( ...
Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., in a joint venture with IBM, has been selected by TransLink as the preferred bidder for a DBOM (design-build-operate-maintain) smartcard and faregate system for Greater Vancouver's transportation system, to be in service by 2013. The operations and maintenance ...
Earlier this year, Brookville Equipment Corp. took an ancient EMD SW-9 switch locomotive and transformed it into a twin-engine, 1,400-hp ultra-low-emission, twin-genset switcher for Genesee & Wyoming’s Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad. No. 1401, the first of two such units, is equipped ...
CN President and CEO Claude Mongeau, in a Dec. 14 address before the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, said CN’s rise to “rail industry leader from industry laggard” is “one of the most profound transformations in Canadian business history, the product of a compelli ...
A report released Wednesday by the American Public Transportation Association noted public transit ridership slipped less than 1% (0.67%) in the third quarter, measured against the same quarter in 2009. ...

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says it has installed a shove track detection and indication system that complements its yard control system at CSX’s Erwin Terminal in eastern Tennessee, near the North Carolina border.

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The system provides remote indication of shove track status, allowing train operators to know when trains have reached the detected limits of the shove zone. The shove track system interfaces to the existing RailComm Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) System and provides field indications and shove track status on the DOC® System graphical user interface.

RailComm 2.4 GHz RADiANT™ data radios provide a wireless communication network to link office and field locations. 

--> Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says it has installed a shove track detection and indication system that complements its yard control system at CSX’s Erwin Terminal in eastern Tennessee, near the North Carolina border. ...
Problems in refurbishing 27 light rail vehicles for Buffalo’s Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority appear to have led to 23 employees being laid off by Gray Manufacturing Industries at its Hornell, N.Y., plant. GMI is working on the refurbishment as a subcontractor to AnsaldoBreda. ...
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