RAILWAY AGE MAY 2021 ISSUE: As part of the Association of American Railroads’ (AAR) Strategic Research Initiatives program, Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) investigated the effects of tread braking on wheel wear and tread surface damage by monitoring the performance of three articulated five-unit well cars and five coal hopper cars with disabled brakes operating in otherwise normal revenue service conditions.
RAILWAY AGE MAY 2021 ISSUE: The Railinc Locomotive Review for 2021 finds that fleet size is down a little as age sees a slight uptick, but brand-new units remain scarce.
Norfolk Southern (NS) has issued $500 million of green bonds to fund its sustainable business initiatives.
Canadian Pacific has selected Switzerland-based Leclanché SA to supply lithium-ion batteries and energy management software for its HCF (hydrogen fuel cell) road locomotive pilot program. Leclanché’s proprietary technology will be be integrated with the locomotive’s fuel cell modules.
Railinc’s commercial products unit has a new name: TransmetriQ (pronounced trans-metric).
A. Stucki Co. appoints Chief Commercial Officer; Virginia Railway Express (VRE) names General Counsel; Quandel Consultants hires Senior Consultant; Trapeze Group Americas appoints General Manager; and BAI Communications (BAI) taps Group Business Development Director.
Union Pacific (UP) has recognized 63 chemical shippers for their dedication to safety with the 2020 Pinnacle Award.
RAILWAY AGE MAY 2021 ISSUE: The mantra of these railroaders: Making a difference. They’re not only helping to shape the industry, but also tomorrow’s leaders.
FINANCIAL EDGE, RAILWAY AGE MAY 2021 ISSUE: The scuffle between CP and CN to acquire Kansas City Southern requires comment. In the 2021 Railroad Financial Desk Book, it was noted that KCS’s
Railcar demand is on the rise, but so is the price of steel, which Cowen and Company estimates has put a 15%-25% premium on newly built equipment.