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Violet™ capabilities previewed
Prior to its rollout at the Wi-Tronix Chicago Conference on May 17, 2016, the company has revealed several features of its all-new Violet™ Locomotive Data Acquisition Recording System (LDARS).
Glenn joins Wells Fargo Rail as CCO
William Glenn, a 14-year rail industry veteran, has joined railcar and locomotive leasing company Wells Fargo Rail as Chief Commercial Officer. Glenn will be responsible for leading sales, structured sales,…
For Wi-Tronix, orange is the new Violet™
Wi-Tronix, the global provider of LDARS (Locomotive Data Acquisition Recording Systems), has been identified for many years by its iconic purple Wi-PU. The company’s new technology, Violet™, described as “a…
ZTR Control Systems transforms the axle generator
During the lifetime of a locomotive, an axle generator can be replaced time and time again. Debris that chips away at, and eventually shakes the unit loose, can cause unplanned…
How machine vision is revolutionizing automated vehicle health monitoring.
AAR names environmental award recipients
The Association of American Railroads on April 12, 2016 presented Michael Hoey, a CSX Transportation civil engineer from Philadelphia, Pa., the 2016 John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award. U.S. Senator…
Engines of change
State-of-the-art locomotives stand ready to make their mark on what is ideally a power-hungry industry. Problem is, with traffic down, the railroads aren’t so hungry for new power.
Cummins receives Tier 4 certification for QSK95
Cummins Inc. has received Tier 4 Locomotive certification for its QSK95, making it the first single prime power engine certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the company announced…
Luther S. Miller, Nov. 30, 1926 – March 8, 2016
Luther Sigsbee Miller, long-time Editor-in-Chief of Railway Age, died March 8, 2016. He was 89.
First Charger rolls off the line
The first high-performance Charger diesel-electric passenger locomotive has rolled off the line at the Siemens manufacturing plant in Sacramento, Calif., and will soon begin testing and qualifying.
GE Transportation’s Digital Solutions bets big on Chicago
GE selected Chicago to be a core hub of its growing digital ecosystem and the company says it will provide deep investments to further advance its digital strategy.
New from Wi-Tronix: Violet™
On May 17, Wi-Tronix, a global provider of LDARS (Locomotive Data Acquisition Recording Systems), will unveil an all-new remote monitoring technology called Violet™, described as “a revolutionary solution that will…
WSDOT celebrates new locomotives milestone
The first engine has been installed in a new Siemens Charger locomotive, moving the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) one step closer to obtaining the state-of-the-art machines, the agency…
Prototype MP54AC delivered to Metrolinx, GO Transit
Wabtec Corp. subsidiary MotivePower has delivered a prototype MP54AC diesel-electric locomotive to Metrolinx, the regional transportation authority for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), for service on GO Transit.…
NYAB: “Safety glasses and smiles”
New York Air Brake LLC, part of the Knorr Bremse Group, is commemorating Engineers Week 2016, Feb. 21-27, through a lineup of events “that reaches out to future engineers and…
Rail equipment market: "Slow and steady growth, positive and healthy"
As many readers of the “Financial Edge” know, the end of 2015 saw the purchase of General Electric Railcar Services, one of the largest and in some ways oldest of…
Siemens Chargers coming to life
Siemens reached a production milestone at its Sacramento, Calif., manufacturing plant with installation of the first Cummins QSK95 diesel engine and traction alternator into the carbody of a new higher-speed…
Wabtec: Strong 2015, promising 2016
Wabtec Corporation on Feb. 18, 2016 reported record results for fourth-quarter 2015, as higher sales in the company’s Freight Group more than offset lower sales in the Transit Group, which…
Congressman Goodlatte tours PRS locomotive and rail car services facility
On Feb. 5, 2016, U.S. Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-06) joined National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) member—Progress Rail Services (PRS)—for a tour of its locomotive and rail car services…
Wi-Tronix forms customer strategy team
Wi-Tronix, LLC announced on Feb. 4, 2016 the formation of a new Customer Strategy department with Customer Care Manager roles. The team is being deployed in response to continued growth…
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