Now On Line: Railway Age’s March 2024 Digital Edition

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
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The March 2024 issue of Railway Age is available digitally, showcasing our Short Line and Regional Railroads of the Year as well as deep dives into next-gen motive power.

Railway Age is proud to recognize the Mississippi Export Railroad (MSE) as its Short Line Railroad of the Year, and the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company (W&LE) as its Regional Railroad of the Year for 2024. The Eastern Idaho Railroad (EIRR), a Watco subsidiary, has earned our Short Line Honorable Mention. Each one has focused on growth by turning around aging infrastructure, boosting industrial development, and/or teaming with current and new customers.

Also inside the March 2024 issue, you’ll find feature stories on:

  • Engines of Change. The locomotive market is in a state of flux with numerous options in multiple stages of design and test, according to Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono.
  • Compressed or Liquid Hydrogen Tenders? Hydrogen fuel locomotives will be critical to support zero emission on North American Railroads; the HGmotive™ compressed gas tender is intenteded to support this initiative, write Graciela Trillanes and Pedro Tomas Santos of HGmotive™ Inc.
  • Extreme Weather, Extreme Measures. The rail industry grapples with developing climate-related resiliency plans, Railway Age Contributing Editor Joanna Marsh reports.
  • MxV Rail R&D. Principal Investigator Ulrich Spangenberg and Senior Engineer Matt Wenger address wheel profiles and potential switch point derailments.


  • Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono reviews William H. Galligan’s new book, “Vision Accomplished: The History of Kansas City Southern.”
  • Railway Age Capitol Hill Contributing Editor Frank N. Wilner profiles the National Transportation Safety Board’s “Top Cop,” Jennifer Homendy.
  • And Railway Age Financial Editor David Nahass discusses freight rates and shipping companies. Yes; really. While this is Railway Age, not Marine Log, the connection comes from a rail industry veteran who suggested that railcar manufacturing was in the same place as the shipping market following consolidation, according to Nahass.

These highlights and more can be accessed in Railway Age’s March 2024 digital edition: