The April 2021 issue of Railway Age is now available digitally, with deep dives into Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern’s move to create the first USMCA Railroad as well as Amtrak’s 50th anniversary.
Inside, you’ll find more feature stories on:
• Maintenance-of-Way: From wood to concrete to composites, suppliers are not only providing crossties, but also related components and tools—plus lifecycle options—to meet market demands.
• Digital Transformation: Avoiding the technology trap is more difficult to overcome than regulatory, financing and ecosystem partnership challenges.
• Railinc Freight Car Review 2021: Continuous growth in the North American rail fleet paused, slightly, for the first time since the Great Recession.
In addition, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association President Chuck Baker addresses how the short line industry is making every effort to be part of the solution to improving the environment. And Railway Age Financial Editor David Nahass covers the Next-Gen Freight Rail conference, hosted March 10 by Railway Age, noting the conflict between the railroad definition of growth and a customer focus on what growth might mean.