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Automated asset management
Sophisticated data collection methods, along with high-tech systems to read and interpret the data, help railroads maximize their assets. Railroads are both asset-intensive and capital intensive. Knowing where and in what conditions…
Railway Interchange 2011: An event to remember
Let me make one thing perfectly clear: I have never fueled a locomotive in my life, much less in a suit and tie. But in the photo above, taken at…
New York No. 7 line readies for CBTC work
MTA New York City Transit has announced it will suspend weekend service this fall between Queensboro Plaza (Queens) and Times Square (Manhattan) to begin installation of communications-based train control (CBTC).
130 years of innovation: Union Switch & Signal/Ansaldo STS USA (1881-2011)
The Union Switch & Signal Company, known today as Ansaldo STS USA, and Railway Age have been partners since our company was founded by George Westinghouse in 1881. In 2011,…
Moving beyond the traditional
Looking to really boost productivity? Wireless is the way to go. Two decades ago my counterpart in the C&S department of a Class I, the Chief Engineer Signals, noted that…
Grade crossings get smarter, safer
Current technology is not only more reliable, it's highly intelligent. When it comes to grade crossings, protecting people and equipment is the top priority for all railroads. Suppliers are making that…
China claims high-speed signaling sale
Amid international speculation that its $300 billion high-speed rail program has been seriously damaged by faulty technology and a crash that killed 40 people (pictured), an announcement from Beijing on…
China claims high speed signaling sale
Amid international speculation that its $300 billion high speed rail program has been seriously damaged by faulty technology and a crash that killed 40 people (pictured), an announcement from Beijing…
The long and the short of distributed power
Canadian Pacific has harnessed the latest train control and planning technologies to drive forward its successful long-train program. The first half of 2009 was a tough time for Canadian Pacific…
High productivity fault detection
The proverbial ounce of prevention is worth more than any cure when it comes to keeping heavy tonnage on track.
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