Siemens CEOs Buoyant on Rail’s Prospects Post-COVID-19

Siemens Mobility reported resilient performance in the second quarter of fiscal 2020 in spite of the coronavirus pandemic, joint CEOs, Sabrina Soussan and Michael Peter, revealed in an online press briefing held June 15.

RDC Launches New German Overnight Service

The German subsidiary of Railroad Development Corporation (RDC) has announced the launch of a new, twice-weekly international overnight train service between northern Germany, Bavaria and Austria.

Progress Rail Sells Maintenance Equipment Leasing Business

Progress Rail has sold its Progress Rail Equipment Leasing (PRELC) subsidiary to affiliates of Paceline Equity Partners, a Dallas-based private equity manager.

Journey To ATO

RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2019 ISSUE: Enhanced energy management systems, smart end-of-train devices and moving-block signaling and train control are all under development at Union Pacific as it embarks on a journey to autonomous operation.

G&W shuttering Huron Central

Genesee & Wyoming Canada (GWC) will cease operating Northern Ontario’s Huron Central Railway (HCRY) in early 2020 after failing to secure sufficient capital investment from the Ontario provincial and Canadian federal governments to keep the 172-mile line in northern Ontario open.

Rethinking Wheel Lubrication

IRJ at RAILWAY INTERCHANGE 2019: Local supplier Robolube hosted demonstrations of its advanced gauge face lubricator system at BNSF’s Northtown Yard outdoor exhibition area in Minneapolis. The system “offers complete wheel lubrication coverage and no waste, eliminating potential environmental contamination,” the company said.

Harsco Rail Unveils New Tamper for CN

IRJ at RAILWAY INTERCHANGE 2019: One of the highlights of the outdoor exhibit was Harsco’s TX16 tamper, the supplier’s first new tamper vehicle since the 1990s, which it is supplying to CN.

Voestalpine Shows New Crosstie Ahead of Toronto Installation

IRJ at Railway Interchange 2019: Voestalpine is exhibiting a concrete sleeper with a new fastening system designed to offer the strength and gauge holding ability of a concrete sleeper with the modulus of wood.

A new frontier in railway innovation

As railways push ahead with digitalization, more and more are engaging and implementing solutions from a new form of supplier: the tech start-up. This is changing the railway-supplier relationship and altering the industry’s wider approach to innovation, as IRJ’s Kevin Smith discovers.

Brightline schedules first service

Brightline, Florida’s new private passenger operator, has announced that it will launch an introductory service between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach during the week of Jan. 8.

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