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New family of rail sensors launched by Frauscher
IRJ at Railway Interchange: Frauscher is expanding its product range by offering a sensor with an open analogue interface alongside its wheel detection systems.
Cummins pours on the power at Railway Interchange 2015
The bright red diesel power plants that were on display at Railway Interchange 2015 in Minneapolis represented the “ultra-clean” 6.7-, 15-, 60- and 95-liter units from Columbus, Ind.-based Cummins Inc.…
First IAC locomotive showed by NRE
IRJ at Railway Interchange: NRE showed for the first time its independent axle control (IAC) locomotive, the SD40-4, which is designed to increase adhesion.
HOTSTART heating up Railway Interchange 2015
An APU (auxiliary power unit) idle reduction system that requires a smaller installation footprint, and electric coolant/lube heating systems that feature a more-user-friendly, simplified design are among the technologies showcased…
3-APE, IMPCO Technologies present new APU
From the team that brought the “world’s first commercially available locomotive auxiliary power unit (APU)—and supplied tens of thousands of APUs to the transportation industry—3-APE and IMPCO Technologies presented its…
NRE lands first CARB Tier 4 certification
NRE’s NREX 2015 Genset on Aug. 14, 2015 became the first locomotive to be verified by the California Environmental Protection Agency as achieving U.S. EPA Tier 4 emission standards.
Cummins ships first QSK95 engine for the rail market
Cummins Inc. announced Oct. 2, 2015 that the first production 95-liter, 16-cylinder QSK95 engine built to a rail specification has been shipped.
Maryland Board of Public Works approves contract for MARC locomotives
The Board of Public Works approved the Maryland Department of Transportation's contract to purchase eight new diesel locomotives for MARC Train service.
Jamie Miller named new president and CEO of GE Transportation
GE has appointed Jamie Miller as president and CEO of GE Transportation, the company announced Sept. 14, 2015. Miller succeeds Russell Stokes, who will lead GE’s Energy Management business, effective…
The locomotive landscape
2015 is adding up to be a year of innovation, and a few surprises, in the North American locomotive market.
Wi-Tronix® offers intelligent power supply
Wi-Tronix LLC®, a provider of remote monitoring products and services for the rail, marine and mining industries, offersd its Wi-Power III, which it describes as “an intelligent power supply that…
Introducing the NS GP33ECO
Norfolk Southern unveiled on Sept. 1, 2015 its new GP33ECO switcher locomotive during ceremonies at Inman Yard in Atlanta, Ga.
Holland to perform wheel truing for Class I railroad
Holland LP has been chosen to perform wheel truing services for a Class I railroad at the railroad’s field locations in Texas and New Mexico, the company announced Aug. 31,…
New control module from ZTR
ZTR Control Systems has introduced the NEXSYS™III-i MD Module, a new version of its NEXSYS™ locomotive control system designed for “mother-daughter” (traditionally known as “cow-calf” or “mother-slug”) locomotive applications.
For New York New Jersey Rail, new KLW power
New York New Jersey Rail, LLC (NYNJR), a rail-barge short line wholly owned by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, has taken delivery on three new ultra-low-emissions…
MARC replacing electric locomotive fleet with high-speed diesels
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) has decided to phase out its 10-unit fleet of AEM7 and HHP8 electric locomotives used for MARC regional/commuter rail service and replace them with eight…
G&W’s Powell off to Saudi Arabia
David L. Powell, Vice President Motive Power for Genesee & Wyoming, has accepted a two-year assignment effective Sept. 1, 2015 as Director of Rolling Stock for Saudi Arabia Railway Co.…
Railroad Reality Week coming this August to Nevada Northern Railway Museum
Beginning on August 21, 2015 and steaming right through to August 28, Railroad Reality Week, a week-long railroad summer camp that lets participants experience what it was like during the…
Coos Bay Rail Link names locomotive after Martin Callery
Coos Bay Rail Link (CBRL) is naming one of its eight locomotives in honor of Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Chief Commercial Officer Martin Callery in what the company…
Yangtze, Anyang Railway Equipment form JV
Yangtze Railroad Materials has formed a joint venture with Anyang Railway Equipment LLC, a top Chinese materials manufacturer based in the city of Anyang, in the Henan Province of China,…
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