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RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2022 ISSUE: Railway Age’s Women in Rail awards program celebrates strong women who excel at leadership, serving the community and contributing to the industry—above and beyond their day-to-day job responsibilities.

Pictured from left: Mark Gruber, Head of Urban Rail Development Center, Alstom, Americas, with Sanjeev G. Shroff, interim U.S. Steel Dean of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, and David Trayhan, Vice President, Automated People Movers, Alstom, Americas, at the MOU signing in Benedum Hall. (Caption and Photograph Courtesy of Alstom and University of Pittsburgh)

Alstom, Pitt Team on Mobility Career Development

Alstom and the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) Swanson School of Engineering have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to build new research and student engagement programs on mobility and the technologies “that make transportation smarter, more sustainable and energy efficient.”

Calling all ‘Fast Trackers’ Nominations!

Railway Age is now accepting entries for our 2023 “Fast Trackers” 25 Under 40 awards, in which we will profile 25 individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields or within their company. The deadline is January 9, 2023.

ASLRR recognized member Vancer, a maintenance-of-way equipment manufacturer, with its 2021 Veterans Engagement Award. (Vancer Photograph Courtesy of ASLRRA, via Twitter)

ASLRRA: ‘Veterans Engagement Award’ Nominations Welcome

Nominations are open for the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association’s (ASLRRA) Veterans Engagement Award, which honors members who implement programs and practices to hire, recognize, support, and engage veterans in the workplace and community.

Wabtec, National Labs Collaborate on Carbon Reduction

To “identify solutions for applying hydrogen in the rail industry,” Wabtec has entered into collaborative research and development agreements (CRADA) with Oak Ridge and Argonne National Laboratories, the company announced Nov. 10.

Erica Sander Named LRW Member of the Year

The League of Railway Women (LRW) has selected Erica Sander, LRW Secretary and Aristotle Vice President Government Relations, as Member of the Year for 2022.

‘Rail Insights: Women in Rail’ Event Set for Nov. 10; Are You Registered?

Topping the list of reasons to attend Railway Age’s inaugural Rail Insights: Women in Rail Conference are headliners Tracy Robinson, President and CEO of CN; Katie Farmer, President and CEO of BNSF; Jenny Bush, President of Cummins Power Systems Business; and Jean Savage, CEO and President of Trinity Industries, Inc. Need more reasons to participate in this virtual event, to be held Nov. 10, starting at 1:30 p.m. ET.? Here are five.

FCA said it expected its new Castaños, Mexico, facility to deliver 3,000-3,200 railcars in 2022.

FCA: 3Q22 Financial Results ‘Muted,’ 2022 Outlook ‘Reaffirmed’

While FreightCar America (FCA) “delivered another quarter of strong top-line growth” and produced “another record number of railcars at the Castaños facility,” third-quarter 2022 “financial results were muted by the combined impacts of delivering lower margin orders accepted at the bottom of the cycle and elevated freight costs,” FCA President and CEO Jim Meyer reported on Nov. 7.

An image of a 1/12 scale model of a BART railcar prototype from the 1960s. (Sundberg-Ferar Image, Courtesy of BART)

50 Years of BART: Prototypes That Started It All

The iconic original BART (San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District) car could have looked very different.

LRW President Sarah Yurasko (fourth from right) is joined by LRW leaders at the 2022 Annual Conference in Ft. Worth, Tex. (Photograph and Caption Courtesy of LRW)

LRW Announces 2022-23 Board

The League of Railway Women (LRW) last month appointed its 2022-23 Board of Directors at the annual conference, which was held in conjunction with the Railway Supply Institute’s (RSI) 2022 Expo and Technical Conference in Fort Worth, Tex.