Railroad Day on Capitol Hill Recap

More than 300 participants from Class I and short line freight railroads, along with representatives from suppliers and supporting associations, visited more than 270 bipartisan offices on May 8 for Railroad Day on Capitol Hill.


BIG Reason to Blow Up CARB’s Unrealistic ‘In-Use Locomotive Rule’

Report from California, courtesy of the Victorville Daily Press: “Barstow Leaders Rally Legislative Support to Save BNSF’s $1.5 Billion Railway Project,” the headline read. “Barstow city leaders traveled to Sacramento to gain


Wabtec Achieves Cybersecurity Certification

Wabtec Corporation (Wabtec) on May 6 announced that it has achieved the IEC 62443-4-1 certification, “a benchmark for cybersecurity development lifecycle processes used on industrial automation and control systems (IACS) products.”


Crew Size is About More Than Safety

In his commentary posted on May 1 and published in the May issue, Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono said what few others have been willing to say regarding the subject of how many

‘Young Professionals’ Conference: Expanding Your Skillset

Railway Age’s second annual “Young Professionals” virtual conference will include concrete advice on how to expand your skills and grow your career in the freight and passenger rail industry. Our 25 Under

Rebuilt Relevancy

RAILWAY AGE MAY 2024 ISSUE: Railinc’s analysis of the North American locomotive fleet reveals that the size of the total fleet decreased very slightly in 2023. Detailed analysis reveals these following trends:

The automotive transload facilities operated by CSX Total Distribution Services Inc. earned high marks on two recent Destination Quality Reviews conducted by the Association of American Railroads. (CSX Photograph)

Class I Briefs: CSX, NS, UP

CSX hosts a drone training session for the Wounded Warrior Project, and CSX Total Distribution Services Inc. receives top marks on quality reviews. Also, Norfolk Southern’s (NS) Lamberts Point ramps up coal dumping and Juniata Locomotive Shop restores the Lackawanna heritage locomotive; and Union Pacific (UP) celebrates the expansion of Southwest Texas Junior College’s Diesel Technology Program.

Watch: CPKC Final Spike Anniversary Steam Tour

Along Canadian Pacific Kansas City’s former Soo Line right-of-way between Minot, N.Dak. and Glenwood, Minn., the CPKC Final Spike Anniversary Steam Tour special, led by The Empress, H-1b Hudson-type 4-6-4 2816, built

Ed Boyle, Vice President Engineering, Norfolk Southern (NS Photograph)

Forward Focus

2024 READERS’ MOST INFLUENTIAL LEADERS, RAILWAY AGE MAY 2024 ISSUE: Railway Age’s 2024 subscriber-selected honorees all embody an entrepreneurial spirit anchored in a commitment to service, safety and sustainability.

Now On Line: Railway Age May 2024 Digital Edition

The May 2024 issue of Railway Age is available digitally, featuring the honorees of our fifth-annual Readers’ Most Influential Leaders poll, plus Railinc’s locomotive report and MxV Rail R&D.