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RSSI: Railway Interchange Exhibition a place for meaningful interaction
Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. (RSSI), is a trade association made up of 300 member companies that supply Communications, Signal and IT products and services to rail and transit industry.
Oregon ramps up rail safety oversight
The Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) on August 28, 2015 approved an updated set of rules for transporting hazardous materials by rail. Combined with Oregon Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) addition of…
Does zero Bakken crude for Irving Oil indicate a trend?
Irving Oil Ltd., operator of Canada’s largest crude oil refinery, has stopped importing crude oil sourced from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota and shipped by rail in favor…
Siemens, Thales land NYCT QBL West Phase 1 CBTC contracts
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded Siemens Industry Inc. and Thales Transport & Security two 67-month contracts worth a total of $205.8 million to install communications-based train control…
Railroads report no major damage from Northwest fires (so far)
Aside from unconfirmed reports of isolated tie damage to one Idaho short line, and moments of suspended service on both short lines and Class Is, the dozens of wildfires raging…
FRA issues ballast repair safety advisory
The Federal Railroad Administration issued a safety advisory to emphasize the importance of timely repairs of ballast defects and conditions on main tracks.
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.
Beth Caruso named AREMA head
The Board of Governors of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) has appointed Elizabeth (Beth) S. Caruso, CAE, as Executive Director/CEO, effective Sept. 1, 2015.
RSI: Railway Interchange is the place to see latest advancements
I am writing in hopes that you will join us and 600-plus exhibitors in Minneapolis for Railway Interchange 2015. This show is the place to learn about the latest technologies…
Water Train Inc. seeks test project partners
Water Train Inc., an operating unit of Modoc Railroad, has begun solicitations of private persons, companies and municipal governments to participate in the operation of a water test train.
Is rail doing enough to secure its future?
True success lies in the ability to predict future trends accurately and embrace them successfully rather than letting them adversely affect your business. The difficulty lies in making accurate predictions…
UIUC officially opens RAIL facility
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for its Research and Innovation Laboratory (RAIL) located at the Harry Schnabel, Jr., Lab.
Carload traffic dips slightly, intermodal makes modest gains
For the week ending August 15, 2015, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 564, 502 carloads and intermodal units, down 1.7% compared with the same week last year, as carload…
CMA sets technical programs for Railway Interchange 2015
The Coordinated Mechanical Associations (CMA), which includes the Air Brake Association (ABA), International Association of Railroad Operating Officers (IAROO), League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW), Locomotive Maintenance Officers Association (LMOA),…
Nordco introduces RoadReady™ Surfacing Team
Nordco Inc. launched its RoadReady™ Surfacing Team to an audience of more than 100 railroad professionals during a customer Open House at its Oak Creek Headquarters in Wisconsin on August…
ABA anticipates successful, informative convention as part of Railway Interchange 2015
As we prepare for the 107th gathering of the Air Brake Association (ABA), I am excited by the promise of a successful and informative convention in conjunction with the Railway…
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…
West Coast CBR shipments stable, for now
There is “big potential” to expand crude by rail shipments to West Coast ports and to California, but building the infrastructure “has proven painstakingly slow,” writes RBN Energy LLC analyst…
FRA to Congress: Most railroads will miss PTC deadline
The Federal Railroad Administration sent its Status of Positive Train Control Implementation report to Congress showing that after seven years and significant assistance from FRA, most railroads will miss the…
New technology meets best practice for LMOA at Railway Interchange 2015
The Executive Committee and Technical Committees of the Locomotive Maintenance Officers Association (LMOA) look forward to seeing you during our Technical Program Sessions at Railway Interchange 2015.
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