Freight Cars

2021 Guide to Equipment Leasing: The Elephant in the Room Takes Leave

RAILWAY AGE, JUNE 2021 ISSUE: Welcome to the 2021 Guide to Equipment Leasing. Let’s start out by addressing the space in the room left by the exiting elephant: The U.S. economy and its residents clearly are looking forward to the end of the pandemic era and the opening of the economy.

CFR 49 Part 243 Virtual Training, with the Federal Railroad Administration and Heartwood: RAIL GROUP ON AIR

Locomotive engineers have been qualified and trained with simulation technology for years. Through technology, the opportunity to leverage simulation beyond locomotive engineers is quickly emerging. Heartwood scratched the surface by developing a

June 2021 Railway Age Digital Edition On Line

Railway Age’s June 2021 issue is now available digitally. In addition to the annual Equipment Leasing Guide and the latest CN-Kansas City Southern merger news, Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono pays tribute to the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority employees who lost their lives during the May 26 mass shooting.

North American Rail Supply and China: Why We Should Be Concerned

Caveat: I am a free-market capitalist who believes in the importance of trade to elevate global prosperity. I believe in comparative advantage, and how countries excel at the supply of certain goods and services, to the benefit of others. I now believe that there needs to be market boundaries, for the long-term health of entire industries and the well-being and security of our citizens.

Takeaways From FTR’s Deep Freight Rail Dive

FTR Transportation Intelligence Chairman and CEO Eric Starks and Vice President Rail and Intermodal Todd Tranausky recently hosted a webinar to examine the rail freight market in terms of volume and recovery pace, as well as their professional outlook for North American freight car manufacturing. As an invited media journalist and commentator, here are my takeaways for Railway Age readers.

Sonia Bot, Chief Executive of The BOT Consulting Group Inc., and Tony Zenga, President of both the ISSS Canada Chapter and CMTIGroup Inc., will discuss Safety Doesn’t Happen By Accident: The Case for System Safety in Industry 4.0 at ISSS’s May 26 event.

ISSS To Hold Virtual Event With Railway Age Contributors

The International System Safety Society (ISSS) on May 26 will present the first of a three-part virtual series, Safety Doesn’t Happen By Accident: The Case for System Safety in Industry 4.0. The series is based on a white paper republished as three consecutive articles in Railway Age.