Author: William C. Vantuono

With Railway Age since 1992, William C. Vantuono has broadened and deepened the magazine's coverage of the technological revolution that is so swiftly changing the industry. He has also strengthened Railway Age’s leadership position in industry affairs with the conferences he conducts, among them Next-Generation Train Control, Light Rail, and Rail Insights. He is the author or co-author or editor of several books, among them All About Railroading; John Armstrong’s The Railroad: What It Is, What It Does; Railway Age’s Comprehensive Railroad Dictionary; and Planning, Engineering, and Operating Light Rail, With Applications in New Jersey.
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RSI’s Patty Long Featured at Rail Insights

RSI President Patty Long will discuss “Supplier Opportunities for Growth in Freight and Passenger Rail” at Railway Age’s 2024 virtual Rail Insights conference, June 20. Long and Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C.

Big Boy Upgraded With Self-Contained PTC

The PTC (Positive Train Control) system on Union Pacific Big Boy 4014, the world’s largest operating steam locomotive, has been upgraded with a self-contained technology, which means the massive locomotive can operate

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Transnational Triumph

Canadian Pacific Kansas City’s Final Spike Anniversary Steam Tour is an historic three-nation round-trip journey that began in Calgary on April 24, 2024 to mark the one-year anniversary of CPKC’s official merger.

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J. Craig Thorpe Leads Rail Artist Workshop

Noted railroad painter and illustrator J. Craig Thorpe will lead a three-day artists’ workshop at the Station Inn, Cresson, Pa., August 23-25. Thorpe , the event’s artist in residence, “will bring a

TekTracking Deploys Canadian CTA

TekTracking LLC on June 5 cut over a Commander Terminal Automation (CTA) system on a Canadian Class I yard in Prince George, British Columbia. “The automation of this Canadian Class I facility

Hitachi Rail Finalizes Thales GTS Acquisition

Hitachi Rail on May 31 completed its $1.8 billion acquisition of Thales’ Ground Transportation Systems (GTS) business, expanding its global presence to 51 countries with the majority of its revenues now coming

CN Receiving Next-Gen Ore Jennies (UPDATED 5/23)

CN is taking delivery on 600 new 1,150-cubic-foot iron ore hopper cars, colloquially called “jennies,” from FreightCar America. The new equipment, described as “a significant upgrade to CN’s fleet,” incorporates materials from