As part of ongoing sustainability initiatives, Canadian Pacific has launched a web-based carbon emissions calculator and awarded a contract for two hydrogen production and refueling facilities to support its HFC (hydrogen fuel cell) road locomotive program.
It might be short lines that deliver precisely scheduled service at the shipper’s dock—not necessarily the Class I carriers.
Coinciding with Rail Safety Week, Norfolk Southern (NS) took part in a Operation Awareness and Response first responder training this week in Lafayette, Ind.
Progress Rail (a Caterpillar Company) announced on Sept. 23 that it is supplying up to four EMD® Joule battery electric locomotives to BNSF Railway (BNSF). Supported in part by grant funding, the locomotives, to be delivered in 2024, would replace BNSF diesel units operating in Southern California, with charging systems for continuous operation.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently determined that the probable cause of a February 13, 2020, derailment of CSX Transportation (CSX) train K42911 on a railroad track that runs between a hillside and the Russel Fork River in Draffin, Ky., was loose mud, vegetation, sand, soil and rock from a mudslide that obstructed the track following excessive rain accumulation over several weeks.
The Federal Railroad Administration released on Sept. 22—six years after it was completed—a commissioned study, “Human Error Analyses Associated With Locomotive Cab Automation,” which “addressed the potential for errors that may occur during human-automation interaction with automated systems.”
A short drive east of Pueblo, Colo., north of the Arkansas River, flanked by the Sangre de Christo Mountains, and surrounded by shortgrass prairie, lies the Transportation Technology Center, the Federal Railroad
Norfolk Southern (NS) is honoring 48 customers for safely handling products regulated as hazardous materials.
At the NEARS (North East Association of Rail Shippers) Fall 2022 Conference, participants say they are still waiting to see consistency in rail service. Technical metrics are gradually improving, but in our view, fluidity will not show significant improvement until first-half 2023. On the first day of sessions (Sept. 21), many attendees expressed surprise that CSX reached outside the rail network for its new CEO. Also, Surface Transportation Board Chairman Martin Oberman foreshadowed a more proactive STB. Our key takeaways follow.
Deborah A. Golden set to retire from GATX Corporation (GATX). Also, Union Pacific’s (UP) Wendy Whalen earns a Women in Supply Chain Award; and Rob DiAdamo joins WSP as Senior Director of the firm’s Advisory Enterprise and Strategy Team.