The Texas wind that blows, blows not for king coal. The recent electricity debacle is likely to pivot power generation further away.
The March 2021 issue of Railway Age is available digitally.
The organizers of Railway Interchange announced March 4 that the largest Rail Industry Conference and Exhibition in North America will be postponed until 2023.
Editor’s Note: As a polar vortex gripped much of the U.S. in February, railroad field employees braved harsh conditions to keep trains running and workers safe. Here are a few examples from Union Pacific, originally posted on the Safety section of the Class I’s website.
Approximately one out of every four railroad freight cars in North America is a tank car, according to the Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts, 2019 Edition (p. 38). Each year, such cars transport roughly 2 million shipments of hazardous materials (hazmat), carrying goods that are essential to North America’s economy, public health and quality of life.
This year, Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. celebrates 60 years of International Railway Journal, the world’s first truly global business-to-business publication for the railway industry.
Six major companies in the railway and intermodal supply space have reported developments in joint ventures and charitable works.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra will team “to fight climate change and limit the environmental impacts” from the countries’ transportation networks, USDOT and Transport Canada announced on Feb. 25.
Trinity Industries’ financial and operating results for fourth-quarter and full-year 2020 reflect “the decline in railcar demand” following the pandemic, President and CEO Jean Savage reported on Feb. 24.
Sister companies Knorr Brake Company (KBC) and New York Air Brake (NYAB) have introduced the jointly developed EE-26™ electropneumatic passenger rail brake system, which they say “is engineered for safety, performance, uptime and lower total cost of ownership.”