Author: Robert H. Cantwell

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Rail Supply: ‘Buy North American’

Almost 10 years ago, CRRC (China Railway Rolling Stock Company), the world’s largest rail rolling stock and railcar components company, a Chinese Communist Party SOE (State-Owned Enterprise), set forth a grand strategy

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Bearing Down on Bearings

The bearing related derailment that occurred in East Palestine Feb. 3, 2023 on a Norfolk Southern line was tragic in many ways. Following months of investigation, the NTSB held a hearing on

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Clean Track Ahead

RAILWAY AGE, SEPTEMBER 2023 ISSUE: The California Air Resources Board (CARB) fired a shot across the freight rail industry’s bow to accelerate the drive to lower locomotive emissions to zero by 2035.

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Real-Time Tracking: What Are We Waiting For?

“AEI (Automatic Equipment Identification) technology is 40 years old and tells us where our shipment was. What we need is a technology that tells us where our shipment is, and a more

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SAFE TRAINS Act: Get On Board

The response from my previous article, “North America Rail Supply and China: Why We Should be Concerned,” has been overwhelming and supportive. Apparently, I ripped a Band-Aid off a topic that’s been unfolding and finally being realized by many over the past decade.