The March 2021 issue of Railway Age is available digitally.
The organizers of Railway Interchange announced March 4 that the largest Rail Industry Conference and Exhibition in North America will be postponed until 2023.
Editor’s Note: As a polar vortex gripped much of the U.S. in February, railroad field employees braved harsh conditions to keep trains running and workers safe. Here are a few examples from Union Pacific, originally posted on the Safety section of the Class I’s website.
Six major companies in the railway and intermodal supply space have reported developments in joint ventures and charitable works.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra will team “to fight climate change and limit the environmental impacts” from the countries’ transportation networks, USDOT and Transport Canada announced on Feb. 25.
Sister companies Knorr Brake Company (KBC) and New York Air Brake (NYAB) have introduced the jointly developed EE-26™ electropneumatic passenger rail brake system, which they say “is engineered for safety, performance, uptime and lower total cost of ownership.”
Union Pacific Locomotive Engineer and TSC (Total Safety Culture) Coordinator Wade Wilde of Ogden, Utah, has received the Class I railroad’s 2020 J.C. Kenefick Safety Award.
Despite a challenging market, backlog remains strong, Wabtec Corp. reported during its fourth-quarter and full-year 2020 earnings release.
Metra will issue an RFP for new low-emission switchers, including the Chicago commuter rail agency’s first zero-emission, electric-powered unit.
Based on emerging technologies in batteries, hydrogen fuel cells and renewable natural gas, zero-emission motive power is a possibility.