A recent test is demonstrating how railroads can show yarded trains who’s “the boss” when it comes to the status of air brakes.
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Amid economic and political pushback, the Trump Administration has quietly put plans to revitalize the coal industry on the back burner, according to a published report.
With rail as a central piece, the Port of New Orleans saw its development plans honored as it transforms the busiest U.S. Gulf maritime gateway.
Proving grant funding isn’t just for infrastructure, an industry support organization will get a large check to help improve safety.
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has selected Rockwell Collins to assist tenant short lines in creating safety-related documentation required to obtain permission to operate over a host railroad’s Positive Train Control (PTC)-equipped territory. ASLRRA said this is “the next step in our plan to provide a suite of services for short line railroads equipping for PTC.”
Exhibit space and sponsorships are now open for sale at Railway Interchange 2019, the largest railway exhibition and technical conference in North America. Indoor and outdoor exhibits will be available at the Minneapolis Convention Center and BNSF Railway’s Northtown yard, respectively. Exhibits will be open September 22-24.
September’s change of seasons didn’t cool off the year-long rise in U.S. rail freight commodities and intermodal traffic.
A new report from Oxford Economics has found that the railway supply industry’s total contribution to U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017 was $74.2 billion, which highlights the industry’s significant economic impact, said industry stakeholders.
BNSF and CSX will launch a container-only direct-rail domestic and international intermodal service between Los Angeles and CSX’s Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal in North Baltimore, Ohio, on Oct. 29, 2018. The new service will run eastbound and westbound with departure offerings five days per week in each direction.
Aurizon, Australia’s largest rail freight operator, has contracted with Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Trimble Rail Solutions for the company’s R2M remote diagnostic and P2M planning and performance management systems.