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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.
First U.S.-Mexico rail bridge in more than a century is now operational
The West Rail Bridge, the first rail bridge connecting U.S. and Mexico in more than 100 years, became operational August 7.
Rep. McKinley tours Warwood Tool facility, discusses rail issues
On August 5, Rep. David B. McKinley (R-WV-1) joined representatives from Warwood Tool Company and the Appalachian & Ohio Railroad (A&O) to tour Warwood's steel tool manufacturing facility and discuss…
Senate confirms Dominguez’s role as PHMSA Administrator
The U.S. Senate on August 5, 2015 officially confirmed the appointment of Marie Therese Dominguez as Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). Dominguez, who began serving…
Miller Ingenuity, DuraForce sign exclusive distribution agreement
Miller Ingenuity has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with DuraForce Company, LLC, to sell the DuraForce™ Fastener Systems, the company announced August 4, 2015.
AREMA Conference General Sessions at Railway Interchange 2015 are designed to educate and inform industry professionals.
Freight car market remains healthy: Economic Planning Associates
Demand for freight cars remains at a healthy level “in spite of a sluggish economy and extremely soft financial performances by the railroads,” Economic Planning Associates (EPA) said in its…
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