The May 2022 issue of Railway Age is available digitally, showcasing the honorees of our third-annual Readers’ Influential Leaders poll and covering signal failure avoidance, North American locomotive fleet stats, and more.
Inside, you’ll find feature stories on:
• Communications and Signaling: Why do signaling failures occur so often? Which solutions can help prevent them? Find out here.
• Railinc Locomotive Report: 2021’s minor fleet-size decrease reflects COVID-19’s economic impacts and excess locomotive supply due to utilization improvements surrounding PSR.
• Maintenance-of-Way—Grinding, Milling, Welding: Extending life for the industry’s foundation, steel rail, is a challenge for railroads and suppliers, as longer, heavier trains dominate.
• Understanding Failure Risk: In the fourth edition of “Timeout for Tech with Gary T. Fry, Ph.D., P.E.,” Fry discusses the methods used to quantify risk.
• MxV Rail R&D: MxV Rail (formerly TTCI) provides an update on long-travel draft system impact testing.
Most important, Railway Age is pleased to present our 2022 Readers’ Influential Leaders—the top 10 nominees, plus five leaders receiving Honorable Mention, as selected by subscribers. A commitment to service, safety and sustainability is how the honorees approach their roles.
Plus, Railway Age Capitol Hill Contributing Editor Frank N. Wilner asks, “Can the Surface Transportation Board motivate railroads to improve service?” And Railway Age Financial Editor David Nahass addresses how “North American rail continues to look like a first-time performer at ‘open mike’ at the logistics theater: unrehearsed, unpolished and inexperienced.”