VW’s stains = $$$ for trains

Funds are now available from the Volkswagen Clean Air Act Civil Settlement for ports and other government-owned transportation operators to significantly reduce NOx emissions and other pollutants by replacing outdated switching locomotives.

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Cowen: Need a DOT-117? It’ll cost you a grand

Analyst Cowen and Co. this week hosted its quarterly rail equipment conference call with expert panelists across the industry spectrum.

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Better car orders, wheels propel Greenbrier quarter

Greenbrier Cos. saw stronger component sales and margins offset flat railcar revenues in the third quarter.

Rolling with Big Data

The emerging role of Data Science, commonly known as “Big Data” in railroad maintenance, was discussed earlier in Railway Age (“Better Railroading Through Big Data.”) As noted, railroads are developing and implementing new generations of sophisticated inspection and monitoring systems, and as a result are finding themselves collecting large volumes of data.

Progress Rail to upgrade CP units

Canadian Pacific continues to upgrade operations, turning to a U.S. supplier for motive power needs.

Everything you always wanted to know about draft gears

Miner Enterprises has released a video demonstrating the role that draft gears play in railcar operation. The new video, “How Does a Draft Gear Absorb Railcar Energy?” provides a look at draft gear design, and uses computer animation to demonstrate how draft gears protect a railcar and its content during train movement.

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UTLX expanding Kansas tank car center

The industry’s largest tank car builder is adding services and jobs at its mid-continent repair center.

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Corrum Capital acquires lessor RGCX

A car-leasing company has been acquired by an equity firm, the latest sign that Wall Street is bullish on railroading.

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GE lands big KCS loco order

Kansas City Southern is powering up ahead of expected growth in North American rail freight.

GE brings EdgeLINC™ to the cutting edge

GE Transportation, in the midst of its acquisition by Wabtec Corp., is introducing new capabilities and features to its EdgeLINC™ Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform, “extending its scalability, device support and deployment options.”