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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,…
Wabtec to acquire Faiveley Transport for $1.8 billion
Wabtec has confirmed that it plans to acquire Faiveley Transport for a total purchase price of $1.8 billion, including assumed debt, which if approved, will create one of the world's…
Wabtec posts record second quarter
Wabtec Corp. on June 23, 2015 reported record results for second-quarter 2015.
NYAB partners with Predikto on LEADER improvements
Predikto, Inc. announced on July 14, 2015 a new collaborative effort, where New York Air Brake, Inc. (NYAB) will incorporate the company’s auto-dynamic predictive analytics platform, MAX, into its LEADER…
Kries named Miner Director of Engineering
Miner Enterprises has promoted 24-year Engineering Department employee Andrew Kries to Director of Engineering. He replaces Bob Pokorski, who is taking on a new position at Trinity Rail.
From the planes to the trains
Keolis Commuter Services has named United Airlines aircraft maintenance veteran Kenneth Trahan as Chief Mechanical Officer for its Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail system operations and maintenance contract,…
Growing, yet aging—gradually
In Railinc’s annual review of the North American locomotive fleet, data showed the fleet continued growing in 2014. Locomotives have long service lives, and their average and median ages both…
CalSTA backs $224 million in transit and intercity rail grants
The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) announced on June 30, 2015 this year’s recipients of $224 million in competitive grants that support high-quality public transportation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions causing…
Union Pearson Express, powered by Cummins
With the launch of Union Pearson Express (UPE) connecting Lester B. Pearson International Airport to Toronto Union Station on June 6, the Cummins QSK19-R becomes the first railcar diesel engine…
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