Locomotives

“Earlier this month, @UnionPacific began filling several of their locomotives with REG’s UltraClean BlenD™. See how running on 100% biofuels can help them reach their sustainability goals. …” REG tweeted on May 9, 2022. (Screenshot of an REG Video, Courtesy of REG.)

UP, Wabtec, REG Launch Renewable Fuels Testing

Union Pacific (UP), in partnership with Wabtec and Renewable Energy Group (REG), earlier this month started a “trial of 100% renewable fuels as part of our comprehensive ESG initiative called Building a Sustainable Future 2030.”

(Photo by William C. Vantuono)

Railinc Locomotive Report: Economic Mirror

RAILWAY AGE MAY 2022 ISSUE: 2021’s minor fleet size decrease reflects COVID-19’s economic impacts and excess locomotive supply due to utilization improvements surrounding PSR (Precision Scheduled Railroading).

Understanding Failure Risk

RAILWAY AGE, MAY 2022 ISSUE: Welcome to “Timeout for Tech with Gary T. Fry, Ph.D., P.E.” Each month, we examine a technology topic that professionals in the railway industry have asked to learn more about. This month, we discuss risk of failure and methods we can use to quantify this risk.

Leadership Defined

RAILWAY AGE, MAY 2022 ISSUE: Our third annual Readers’ Influential Leaders online poll garnered nominations for a large number of active (non-retired) people from all areas of the North American railway industry. A commitment to service, safety and sustainability is how our 2022 honorees—selected by our subscribers—approach their roles. We are pleased to present the top 10 nominees, plus five leaders receiving Honorable Mentions.

Now On Line: Railway Age May 2022 Digital Edition

The May 2022 issue of Railway Age is available digitally, showcasing the honorees of our third-annual Readers’ Influential Leaders poll and covering signal failure avoidance, North American locomotive fleet stats, and more.

Canadian Pacific's hydrogen fuel cell-powered linehaul freight locomotive (H20EL; pictured) began running under its own power earlier this year.

CP Hydrogen Locomotive Program Advances

Calgary-based ATCO Group, through its investment in Canadian Utilities Ltd., will provide engineering, procurement and construction services for two hydrogen production and refueling facilities in Alberta as part of Canadian Pacific’s (CP) Hydrogen Locomotive Program.

UP Trimming Heritage Fleet (UPDATED)

Union Pacific has donated a “small portion,” including three of the largest locomotives ever built, of its heritage fleet to non-profit Railroading Heritage of Midwest America (RRHMA). The equipment comes from UP’s Steam Shop