Old Friends: Retired BNSF Engineer Restores Locomotive He Operated for 41 Years

A railroader’s dedication doesn’t end when they retire; their connection to the industry lasts a lifetime.

Alstom's Coradia iLint hydrogen train. Photo Credit: Alstom

Supply Side: Alstom, PSC Group

Alstom enters a strategic partnership with Export Development Canada (EDC) for sustainable mobility financing. Also, PSC Group, a Portfolio Company of Aurora Capital Partners, acquires Steel Line Rail Services LLC.

CSX Pays Tribute to Predecessor B&O

CSX employees at the Waycross Locomotive Shop are painting several road units into adaptations of predecessor railroads. The first heritage design, applied to a Wabtec ES44AH honors the Baltimore & Ohio, chartered

Metro-North Retro Wrap Marks 40th

MTA Metro-North Railroad is rebranding up to five locomotives in a Heritage Series livery to mark the regional/commuter railroad’s 40 years of service. Craft workers at Metro-North’s Plains Maintenance of Equipment Repair Facility applied

FRA Safety Bulletin Aims to Increase Awareness of Hand-Operated Main Track Switches

Following a train collision that occurred on April 16 involving a misaligned switch, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has released a Safety Bulletin to remind railroads about ways to “ensure safe operation of hand-operated main track switches.”

S.576 Out of Committee. What Next?

S.576, the Rail Safety Act of 2023, has been passed by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation along party lines with few changes, and will go to the full Senate

FRA Administrator Amit Bose, Anacostia Rail Holdings executives, and ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach officials on May 4 gathered to celebrate PHL’s latest group of locomotive engineer graduates to serve the San Pedro Port complex. They stand in front of Progress Rail’s zero-emission, zero-idle EMD® Joule battery-electric locomotive, which recently arrived to begin a year of railroad testing. (Photograph Courtesy of The Wolcott Group)

PHL Debuts EMD® Joule

Pacific Harbor Line (PHL) on May 4 showcased the new EMD® Joule battery-electric locomotive from Progress Rail at a graduation ceremony for its latest class of engineers.

NRE Assets Acquired

Southfield, Mich.-based TRM Equity II (TRM) on May 2 acquired certain assets of National Railway Equipment Co. (NRE), which it said “clears the way financially for NRE to unlock its potential and execute on a large and growing backlog of orders.” With headquarters in Mount Vernon, Ill., NRE provides locomotive, marine and engine services, specializing in manufacturing, rebuilds, repair, modernization and maintenance.

CPKC, Teck Announce Long-Term Rail Agreement

Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) and Teck Coal Limited (Teck) have entered into a long-term rail agreement for transportation of steelmaking coal from Teck’s four operations in southeastern, B.C., the Class I announced May 4.

CARB Passes New In-Use Locomotive Regulation (Updated 5/3)

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) on April 27 passed a new rule aimed at reducing emissions from locomotives when they operate within the state.