Amtrak won’t operate its passenger trains on tracks without Positive Train Control in 2019 if host railroads fail to meet the deadline for installation of the federally-mandated safety technology.
Pentair offers the Schroff Interscale plartform, a new concept for building embedded systems that offers design flexibility and affordable customization for industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), which operates the Atlanta Streetcar 2.7-mile Downtown Loop light rail line, has contracted with Siemens to maintain the fleet of four S70 LRVs which it supplied prior to the opening of the line in December 2014.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is accepting grant applications for projects that will strengthen rail safety efforts through the implementation of positive train control (PTC), crossing improvements and congestion mitigation.
NJ Transit has chosen a route for its expansion of its light rail network that will enable the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail to finally live up to its name.
Central Maine & Quebec Railway is one of the first Class II or III railroads in the U.S. or Canada to tap into the secondary locomotive market for used GE Transportation AC44CWs.
The first LRV for the Oklahoma City Streetcar project arrived in the city on February 13 after completing its four-day, 1200-mile truck journey from Brookville, Pa.
The railroad industry is making steady progress implementing Positive Train Control. You wouldn’t know it though, if you believed some of the choreographed histrionics the House Subcommittee on Railroads and its chairman displayed at a Feb. 15 hearing on PTC.
The battle between labor and the management over mandatory two-person crews is far from over and will heat up if a new Democratic-controlled Congress takes charge in 2019. Hoping for big Democratic wins in the U.S. House and Senate later this year, railroad labor quietly continues to set the stage to push for mandatory two-person train crew legislation.
Those who have spent many years in the rail industry know that rail workers are among the most loyal of employees, spending entire careers on the railroad and often following a parent into railroading. This loyalty is expressed in a myriad of ways, including today’s internet chat rooms devoted to railroad topics where railroaders discuss everything from operating plans to locomotive livery, and share photos and recollections.