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RSI Volunteers Make Strides for a Strong 2024

Last year, the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) and the rail community experienced its fair share of challenges and successes. Notable among the highs were strides made by RSI committees to educate the public and advocate for greater industry safety.

(BNSF Photograph)

Promises Made, Promises Kept

Since the East Palestine, Ohio, train derailment, America’s freight railroads acted quickly and decisively to pursue voluntary actions to help prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future. Over the past 12

Union Pacific expects to invest $3.4 billion to strengthen its network in 2024. (Caption and Photograph Courtesy of UP)

UP: Making Progress Preventing Derailments

On my first day at the railroad nearly 20 years ago, I saw train crews in the yard relying on printed paperwork to do their jobs. Today, the men and women of Union Pacific (UP) have that information at the touch of their fingertips on a mobile device.

First responders training in an East New York subway tunnel. (Caption and Photograph Courtesy of ARH)

Creating a Safer, More Secure Future

Ensuring workplace safety is a top priority for employees, customers, and Anacostia Rail Holdings (ARH). This is why all ARH railroads diligently implement comprehensive safety protocols, offer thorough training, and continually improve


Keeping the Proper Focus

I have spent more than 50 years in the rail industry, all of it in the Communications & Signals segment. I will be retiring after the joint REMSA/RSSI Exhibition in Louisville, Ky.