Railway Age’s October 2023 issue is now available digitally, covering the Long Island Rail Road’s 190th year of New York service and presenting the 2024 Railroad Financial Desk Book.
Inside, you’ll find these feature stories:
• Sustaining Change — Change is not for the faint of heart. A new book, Change Questions, tells us how to implement it, and how to make it stick.
• More Choices For ‘Dashing Commuters’ — In its 190th year, the MTA Long Island Rail Road settles into new routines—and so do its riders.
• May the Clamping Force Be With You — Rail fastening system technology continues to evolve, delivering a tight hold and longer track life in heavy-haul freight, high-speed passenger rail, and transit applications across North America and beyond.
• The Invisible Materials Energy Component — In the latest edition of “Timeout for Tech with Gary T. Fry, Ph.D., P.E.,” Fry focuses on the tough—and often-asked—question: What exactly is stress?
• TTC Operated by ENSCO — TTC handles testing for the first U.S. hydrogen-powered passenger trainset.
Plus, the 2024 Railroad Financial Desk Book, written by Railway Age Financial Editor David Nahass, addresses “inelastic supply,” a new twist for railcars and railcar manufacturing, and provides a lease-rate outlook for coal cars, mill gondolas, tank railcars, covered grain hoppers, covered cement and sand hoppers, and boxcars. For easy reference, the Desk Book also includes a directory of finance companies, arrangers, lessors and professional services firms.
Additionally, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor Frank N. Wilner discusses how the Surface Transportation Board’s shift in focus on reciprocal switching is “no remedy.” And Chuck Baker, President of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association, explains why “dysfunctional Washington must not slow us down.”