Railway Age’s 2021 Women in Rail awards program is honoring 26 leaders for driving their businesses forward while helping to make a difference in the industry and in their communities.
OT (Operational Technology) cybersecurity company Shift5 has raised $20 million in Series A funding that will be used “to provide enhanced cybersecurity and operational intelligence for commercial transportation fleet operators and military platforms—aircraft, railways, military vehicles.” 645
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) reports that its investigation following the June 30, 2021 fire that destroyed the town of Lytton, B.C “has not revealed any evidence to link railway operations to the fire. Unless new information establishes that a TSB reportable event occurred, no further work will be performed and no TSB investigation report will be produced.” The wildfire remains under investigation by BCWS (British Columbia Wildfire Service) and the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police).
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Duryea, Pa.-based PowerRail, Inc. has formed PowerRail Engine Systems, described as “a full-service engine company offering a complete line of new and remanufactured engines and engine components.”
Do you know where, why, and how your engines are consuming fuel? For many railway operators, the answer is no.
Canadian Pacific’s (CP) H20EL, a hydrogen fuel cell-powered linehaul freight locomotive prototype, will be prepped this fall for official painting and launch, the Class I railroad reported.
Railway Age’s October 2021 issue is now available digitally, with the latest on Canadian Pacific Kansas City, plus the annual Railroad Financial Desk Book.
Norfolk Southern (NS) and Progress Rail, a Caterpillar Company, have teamed on the first GP34ECO locomotive for yard and intermediate service; it is now undergoing testing to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tier 4 emissions certification requirements, the companies reported on Sept. 30.
Do you know a visionary woman in the rail industry? The deadline for the fifth annual Railway Age Women in Rail awards has been extended and is fast approaching: Oct. 5. Nominate a colleague or yourself today.