Rolling Asset Health

Railway Age, June 2019 Issue, Combining Big Data Analytics With Remote Monitoring: Advancing safe and efficient rail operations continues to be a primary focus of North American freight railroad operations. What is particularly exciting right now is that the data available to railroads, both in its detail and volume, enables them to manage their operations in ways that were not possible before.

AAR: Rail traffic showing signs of life

In another possible sign that rail traffic is on the rise, total carloads and North American rail volume were slightly up, some international intermodal volume saw rises and four of the 10 carload commodity groups notched year-over-year increases, according to figures released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) for the week ended May 4.