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Railway Age: July 2024 Digital Edition On Line

The July 2024 issue of Railway Age is now available digitally, with a midyear report on the state of the freight rail industry, plus the Car & Locomotive Repair Directory, our 53rd annual one-stop reference.

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Now On Line: Railway Age June 2024 Digital Edition

Railway Age’s June 2024 issue is now available digitally. In addition to featuring the annual Equipment Leasing Guide, it includes Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono’s coverage of the Canadian Pacific Kansas City “Final Spike Steam Tour” and Genesee & Wyoming’s 125th anniversary.

According to Metrolink, between July and December 2023, passenger and freight trains operating on its service lines were involved in 53 vehicle and pedestrian strikes, a 39% increase from same period in 2022, with nearly half of all strikes in 2023 ruled as suicides. (Metrolink Photograph)

Metrolink to Pilot Track Intrusion Detection

Southern California’s Metrolink will use a $1.3 million federal grant for the development and demonstration of a track intrusion detection system that it said not only will improve the safety of its riders and crew, but also directly benefit pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and everyone else who interacts with the regional/ commuter rail system.

Jason Kuehn, Vice President Rail Practice, Oliver Wyman
Commentary

REF Locomotive Day Takeaways From TD Cowen

Most locomotive energy transition scenarios bode well for Wabtec and to a lesser extent Caterpillar. There appears to be a near-consensus within the industry that the fleet will be zero-emission non-diesel in the long term but no clear consensus on what that will be, although hydrogen electrolyzer is a leading candidate. Bridge technologies could include biofuels, renewable diesel, hydrogen ICE, and battery.

CN’s SCIO platform was recognized by the Digital Engineering Awards in the Digital Transformation of the Year category. (CN via LinkedIn)

Class I Briefs: CSX, CN, NS

CSX upgrades its Positive Train Control (PTC) system. Also, CN’s SCIO platform is recognized by the Digital Engineering Awards in the Digital Transformation of the Year category; and Norfolk Southern (NS) grants $5 million to promote safety and build communities and begins construction on its East Palestine Field Office.