Labor Talks Include a Witches’ Brew

WATCHING WASHINGTON, RAILWAY AGE OCTOBER 2019 ISSUE: Prepare for the oldest lawfully established permanent floating craps game in America—national wage, benefits and work rules negotiations between most Class I freight railroads and their labor unions.

What’s the 2020 Outlook for Railroad Capital Expenditures?

As you read this market view, the planning for year 2020 railroad capital work is well under way.

FreightCar America to Close Roanoke Plant, Open New One in Mexico

The Roanoke Times is reporting that FreightCar America plans to close its railcar manufacturing facility in Roanoke, Va., and open a new one in Castanos, Mexico. The new Mexico plant will be a joint venture with Fabricaciones y Servicios de México, and will cost $25 million.

Mobility’s Momentum

RAILWAY AGE, SEPTEMBER 2019 ISSUE: The passenger rail market in the U.S. is, in a word, “challenging.” Many would say “problematic.” Aside from funding that’s entirely dependent on government, today’s market is deeply affected by partisan politics and stringent manufacturing requirements—who builds what, and where—among other concerns. Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono spoke with Siemens Mobility President USA and Canada Marc Buncher about how this Germany-based but undeniably North American supplier views the market.

The Andersons Choose RailcarRx as Software Provider

The Andersons, Inc. has chosen RailcarRx as the railcar repair software provider for its Rail Group.

Progress Rail at Railway Interchange 2019: Video

RAILWAY AGE at RAILWAY INTERCHANGE 2019: Progress Rail General Manager Advanced Rail Technology Sammy Akif discusses how the industry’s technology is evolving at an almost-exponential pace with Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono.

Plasser American at Railway Interchange 2019: Video

RAILWAY AGE at RAILWAY INTERCHANGE 2019: Plasser American Vice President Sales and Marketing Ron Olds describes the METRO 4X4 ZW tamper, which specially designed for the tight clearances of rail transit.

Rail Projects Shine During Second Day of AREMA Conference

RAILWAY TRACK & STRUCTURES at RAILWAY INTERCHANGE: The education energy was flowing during the second day of the AREMA 2019 technical conference at Railway Interchange in Minneapolis.

“A Complete Readiness Solution”: Hotstart

RAILWAY AGE at RAILWAY INTERCHANGE 2019: Hotstart’s new BCU (Battery Charging Unit) provides float charging to batteries, allowing them to maintain their available voltage. It’s designed for use in locomotives, heavy equipment, mobile applications and other battery installations.

Wabtec Accelerates Fleet Modernization Offerings

RAILWAY AGE at RAILWAY INTERCHANGE 2019: Wabtec Corp. announced two new offerings aimed at modernizing locomotive fleets at Railway Interchange 2019: An engine upgrade package, FDL Advantage, for its FDL locomotive platform as well as a complete control system replacement, The Modular Control Architecture – Fleet Migration (MCA FM).