Railhead Lands G&W Video Contract

Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. (G&W) has awarded Railhead Corporation a contract to supply and install its high definition/4K onboard Locomotive Digital Video Recorder (LDVR4K) systems and Twin View and Wedge cameras fleetwide in North America “to support safety initiatives.”

49 CFR Part 243 Training Costs: ROI Considerations

The costs railroads can save with simulation training recertifications are significant. Railroads have to meet recertification standards for FRA compliance, performing check-in training for safety reasons. However, if railroad workers aren’t able to accurately and immediately identify danger points, disaster is imminent.

Week 45: Intermodal Takes Another Hit

U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Nov. 13, 2021 continued to suffer, as a near-10% drop in intermodal loadings canceled out a small carload gain, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Nov. 17.

Calling All ‘Fast Trackers’ Nominations!

Railway Age is now accepting entries for our 2022 “Fast Trackers” 20 Under 40 awards, in which we will profile 20 individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields or within their company. The deadline is Jan. 7, 2022.

Trucks and Barges: “Here They Go Again”

One needn’t possess a doctorate in economics to understand that when someone obtains something for nothing, another receives nothing for something—akin to parking in a metered space where there is time left on the previous occupant’s nickel.

STB Advances Rate Review Rulemakings for Small Rate Disputes

Two rulemakings to establish rate reasonableness processes for small rate disputes are moving forward, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) reported on Nov. 15.

LIRC Earns 2022 Military Friendly Employer Designation

Louisville & Indiana Railroad Company (LIRC) is a 2022 Military Friendly® Employer; this is the second consecutive year LIRC has received the designation.

STB Schedules Hearings on Three ‘Significant’ Matters

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) in first-quarter 2022 will hold public hearings on three “significant” pending matters: CSX’s merger application to acquire Pan Am Systems, Amtrak’s application to operate Gulf Coast service, and proposed reciprocal switching regulations.

Rio Grande, Cedar AI Partner on Industrial Switching Tech

Rio Grande Pacific Technology (RIoTECH) has teamed with Seattle, Wash.-based Cedar AI to improve service and railcar visibility for operators and shippers at industrial switching locations.

Jaguar Transport Holdings is adding Oklahoma Central Rail Park to its operations, which also include West Memphis Transload in Arkansas, Marion Industrial Rail Park in Ohio, and six short line railroads.

Jaguar Adds Oklahoma Rail Park Ops

Jaguar Transport Holdings will begin operating Haskell Lemon Construction’s rail park facility in El Reno, Okla., on Jan. 1, 2022.