Ballard Power Systems

Railway Equipment Leasing And Maintenance (RELAM) Inc. has added Sacramento, Calif., to its facility locations, which also include Cleveland, Ohio, and Granite City, Ill.
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Supply Side: Ballard, Chart; RELAM

Ballard Power Systems and Chart Industries, Inc. reported successfully testing a fuel cell powered by liquid hydrogen. In addition, RELAM, Inc. opened a new maintenance-of-way equipment rental facility near Sacramento, Calif.

CP on Jan. 24 shared via Twitter: "The project team is now preparing for field-testing with the H2OEL [pictured]. This is a significant milestone for CP’s Hydrogen Locomotive Program."

CP’s Hydrogen Locomotive Powers Up

Canadian Pacific (CP) on Jan. 24 shared via Twitter a video of its fully painted hydrogen fuel cell-powered linehaul freight locomotive (H20EL), which the railroad said has run under its own power.

Wabtec has issued a 2021 Sustainability Report, highlighting progress toward key Environmental, Social and Governance initiatives.
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Supply Side: Ballard, Harting, Navis, Siemens, Wabtec

Ballard Power Systems has acquired Arcola Energy for $40 million. In addition, Harting has earned a product innovation award for its har-modular® series; Navis has recognized six customers with 2021 Inspire Awards; Siemens Mobility and RazorSecure have teamed to provide enhanced rail cybersecurity monitoring solutions; and Wabtec Corp. has published a 2021 Sustainability Report.

The new zero-emission switcher, replacing a Tier 0 diesel unit, will integrate hydrogen fuel cell, hydrogen storage, advanced battery and systems control technologies.

Supply Briefs: SoCalGas/Sierra Northern, ClearBlade/Phoenix Contact

Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) is providing $500,000 to help develop Sierra Northern Railway’s hydrogen fuel cell (HFC)-powered switcher. Also, Phoenix Contact and ClearBlade have partnered on an Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) solution for the rail, oil and gas, energy and industrial markets.

Calgary-based TRIG’s transloading automation solutions help terminal operators “maximize loading efficiency of closed rail tank cars, through a combination of digital sensor technology and control system integration,” according to the company.

Supply Side: Ballard, TransRail Innovation

Ballard Power Systems will provide fuel cell modules for Sierra Northern Railway’s new zero-emission switching locomotive; tank car and terminal automation solution provider TransRail Innovation, Inc., (TRIG) has acquired Formation Liquids Logistics Ltd. (FLLL), a rail terminal auditing firm and consultancy.