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Railway Age Strengthens Editorial Team

Three railroad industry veterans—Robert H. Cantwell, Michael Iden and Ron Sucik—have joined Railway Age as Contributing Editors, adding to the publication’s deep well of knowledge and experience. Principal of Rail Supply Chain


Rail Fleet Decarbonization Opportunity: What Does it Mean for You?

It’s an exciting time for rail fleets and operations. Society’s decarbonization efforts around the globe have created impetus in the rail industry to further reduce its carbon footprint. Technology is improving to make zero emissions a realistic goal. Yet, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to transitioning rail operations to achieve net zero emissions.

Next-Gen Motive Power

RAILWAY AGE, MARCH 2023 ISSUE: Transitioning from steam to diesel took more than 20 years. Moving to zero emissions will probably take much longer.


SFG Takeaways From REF 2023

Three days with hundreds of rail equipment industry participants at Rail Equipment Finance 2023 reveal a railcar market that is healthier than we’ve feared into 2023 (lease rate inflation overwhelming the demand-side drag from anemic rail volumes), while the runway for continued investment in diesel locomotives appears to stretch into the 2030s (both rebuilds and new).

Canadian Pacific's hydrogen fuel cell-powered linehaul freight locomotive. (Photograph Courtesy of Bilton Welding and Manufacturing Ltd.)

CP’s Hydrogen Locomotive Program Advances

Bilton Welding and Manufacturing Ltd. is wrapping up work on the second of three hydrogen fuel cell-powered freight locomotives for Canadian Pacific (CP), the Class I confirmed March 7. The first, currently

From left to right: Renan Filho, Brazil Minister of Transport; Fabio Marchiori, CFO and interim CEO of VLI; and Danilo Miyasato, President and Leader of Wabtec Latin America Region. (Photograph Courtesy of Wabtec)

Wabtec Lands VLI Locomotive Contract

Logistics firm VLI has selected Wabtec to supply nine Evolution Series (ES43BBl) locomotives to support cargo transport on the Ferrovia Centro-Atlântica (FCA) in Brazil. The order is valued at approximately R$200 million (US$38.4 million), Wabtec reported March 1.