Railway Age’s June 2021 issue is now available digitally. In addition to the annual Equipment Leasing Guide and the latest CN-Kansas City Southern merger news, Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono pays tribute to the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority employees who lost their lives during the May 26 mass shooting.
Inside you’ll also find feature stories on:
• Class Yard Process Control: Through technology for “sure-footed sorting,” railroads can say bye-bye to classification yard bottlenecks.
• Maintenance-of-Way: What are the newest technologies helping railroads assess rail alignment and health, quickly and accurately? Railway Age provides a supplier roundup.
The 2021 Guide to Equipment Leasing, written by Railway Age Financial Editor David Nahass, offers insights on the freight car leasing market, which is starting to recover after being hit hard by COVID-19.
Nahass discusses the current state and the future of operating leasing and the railcar market with Jeff Edelman, President, Infinity Transportation; Greg Schmid, Managing Director-Rail, RESIDCO; and Jeff Lytle, President, Rail Division, CIT. He also examines the impact of the Biden Administration’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure bill; how the hot-rolled-steel price increase is shaking up new car pricing; and how the surge in scrap and finished steel has not yet equated into a surge in lease rates.
Plus, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association President Chuck Baker addresses how the short line industry is counting on Congress to move forward, together.