Now On Line: Railway Age May 2023 Digital Edition

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
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The May 2023 issue of Railway Age is available digitally, showcasing the honorees of our fourth-annual Readers’ Influential Leaders poll and covering CPKC’s Final Spike ceremony, North American locomotive fleet stats, and more.

Inside, you’ll find articles on:

  • Driving the Final Spike: On April 14, 2023, Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) became the first single-line transnational railway connecting Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. This pictorial features the ceremony at Knoche Yard in Kansas City, Mo., which marked the historic day.
  • Railinc Locomotive Report: High-horsepower AC locomotives with six axles are driving changes in fleet demographics.
  • Maintenance-of-Way: The newest milling, grinding and welding technologies and services help to extend rail life, and reduce noise.
  • C&S/Mechanical: Experts say the global rail market for telematics could exceed $13 billion in 10 years.
  • Wheel/Rail Contact and Wheel Load Attenuation: Examining this topic in the latest edition of “Timeout for Tech,” Gary T. Fry, Ph.D., P.E., says the future is bright if we continue to pursue the Five I’s—Identify, Invest, Innovate, Implement and Improve!
  • MxV Rail R&D: MxV Rail (formerly TTCI) addresses the wheel/rail profile and asymmetric hollow worn wheels.

Most important, Railway Age is pleased to present our 2023 Readers’ Influential Leaders—the top 10 nominees, plus two leaders receiving Honorable Mention, as selected by subscribers. The honorees approach their roles with an entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to service, safety and sustainability.

Plus, Railway Age Financial Editor David Nahass asks, “What Do We Owe the Deceased?” He points out that the exhumation of Hunter Harrison and his legacy for public flogging represents a series of nadirs sacrificing journalistic integrity that has gone into the reporting related to the East Palestine, Ohio, derailment. And American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association President Chuck Baker discusses safety—“quite good but not good enough.”

These highlights and more can be found in Railway Age’s May 2023 digital edition.