The September 2022 issue of Railway Age is now available digitally, with a focus on locomotive rebuild technology and passenger rail in the Windy City—plus the Product Innovations Showcase 2022.
Inside, you’ll find feature stories on:
• Hub of the Midwest — From Amtrak and Metra to Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District/South Shore Line and Chicago Transit Authority, Railway Age Contributing Editor David Peter Alan covers today’s passenger rail service in Chicagoland.
• A Rich Rail Transit History — Metra Board Member Norman Carlson spotlights Chicago’s “Big Three” electric interurbans.
• Rebuild, Renew, Repower — New prime-movers, upgraded traction systems, state-of-the-art microprocessor controls, remote health monitoring, and other advances can turn a tired old workhorse into a nimble, fuel-efficient new machine, reports Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono.
• Fitness for Service: An Assessment of Safety and Health — In the ninth edition of “Timeout for Tech with Gary T. Fry, Ph.D., P.E.,” Fry discusses fitness-for-service assessments, which are designed to answer a basic question: Is the system acceptably safe to use for its intended purpose at a given point in time?
• MxV Rail R&D — Scott Cummings, AVP Research and Innovation, and Yi Wang, Principal Investigator, provide insight on end hose arrangement-caused service interruptions.
Railway Age is also pleased to present the 2022 Product Innovations Showcase. As the industry’s partner for generations, Railway Age recognizes the importance of the supply community continuing to interface with customers. The Showcase spotlights many of the industry’s top suppliers—innovators all.
Plus, Railway Age Capitol Hill Contributing Editor Frank N. Wilner discusses the importance of rail labor-management collaboration. “Failure to reason together in assuring more intelligent productivity enhancements, as offered by PTC and PSR, only ensures both rail labor and carriers will be devoured by the sword of greater motor carrier flexibility and its embrace of technological advancements,” he writes. And Financial Editor David Nahass addresses the Presidential Emergency Board 250 proposal.