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FIGURE 1. Example of traction motor components that failed from overheating. (Courtesy of MxV Rail)

MxV Rail R&D: Looking at Locomotives With LUTIS

RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2022 ISSUE: Traction Motor (TM) lockup in a locomotive can be disruptive to a railway’s operations. While modern locomotives are equipped with many onboard diagnostic sensors to provide condition feedback, high-load mechanical components such as the gear train often remain unmonitored.

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Hold On Tight!

RAILWAY AGE, OCTOBER 2022 ISSUE: Rail fastening system suppliers continue to find new ways to deliver a tight hold and longer track life, helping to ensure the safety of heavy-haul, high-speed passenger rail and transit applications across North America and beyond.

Left to right: Cami Misch, Victoria Sheehan and Niki Toussaint
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People News: BNSF Logistics, National Academies, MxV Rail

BNSF Logistics, LLC, names Cami Misch Interim President. Also, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies) names Victoria Sheehan Executive Director of the Transportation Research Board; and MxV Rail welcomes Niki Toussaint as Assistant Vice President of Marketing.

M-976 Turnout Negotiation Evaluation

MxV Rail R&D, Railway Age July 2022 Issue: As part of the Association of American Railroads (AAR) Car and Truck Systems Strategic Research Initiative project, MxV Rail (formerly TTCI) was tasked by

Kari Gonzales of MxV Rail (center) and members of the Ricardo team visit the H2ICE test cell at Ricardo’s Shoreham Technical Center. (Caption and Photograph Courtesy of Ricardo)

For Ricardo and MxV Rail, a Strategic Alliance

U.K.-based Ricardo and MxV Rail (formerly Transportation Technology Center, Inc., or TTCI) have signed a strategic alliance agreement that will bring together the two company’s engineering and testing capabilities.

Long-Travel Draft System Impact Testing

RAILWAY AGE, MAY 2022 ISSUE: Under the Association of American Railroads (AAR) Strategic Research Initiatives (SRI) program, MxV Rail (formerly TTCI) is conducting research to characterize, evaluate and improve the performance of long-travel draft systems. Draft systems protect railcars as coupler forces are transmitted through a train by controlling relative motion between coupled cars and absorbing energy during impacts.