RAILWAY AGE, SEPTEMBER 2019 ISSUE – Aug. 27, 2019 will arguably be one of the single-most important days in North American freight railroading in recent history. On a test track at TTCI (Transportation Technology Center, Inc.) in Pueblo, Colo., with railroad executives and industry officials in attendance and locomotive engineers in the cab, a PTC (Positive Train Control)-compliant, heavy-haul freight train consisting of three EMD high-horsepower road locomotives and 30 loaded cars carrying 4,725 trailing tons started and stopped solely under the command of an on-board computer.
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Nothing says fundamental transformation quite like Norfolk Southern’s new Network Operations Center, a murmuring, windowless bunker where the Class I has aggregated its dispatching in downtown Atlanta.
No. 901, the first of 15 Siemens ACS-64 electric locomotives delivered to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), made its inaugural run in revenue service on July 11.
New York Air Brake (NYAB) has appointed Ulisses Camilo President and CEO. Camilo will succeed current President and CEO Michael J. Hawthorne, who has accepted the position of President and CEO at Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, a sister company within the Knorr-Bremse Group, NYAB’s parent company.
New York Air Brake LLC will be moving its Watertown, N.Y.-based peripheral product assembly to NYAB operations in Salisbury, N.C. The change is part of what the company describes as “a realignment strategy [of] North American manufacturing operations.”
New York Air Brake LLC, part of the Knorr Bremse Group, is commemorating Engineers Week 2016, Feb. 21-27, through a lineup of events “that reaches out to future engineers and highlights the contributions of the company’s own.”
Atlanta, Ga.-based Predikto, Inc., announced Oct. 27, 2015 the opening of its first European office located in Vilvoorde, Belgium, and the expansion of its worldwide team to “meet rapidly growing demand for industrial-scale predictive analytics that can help global industrial and transportation organizations capitalize on the explosion of data driven by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).”
Predikto, Inc. announced on July 14, 2015 a new collaborative effort, where New York Air Brake, Inc. (NYAB) will incorporate the company’s auto-dynamic predictive analytics platform, MAX, into its LEADER (Locomotive Engineer Assist/Display & Event Recorder) advanced train control technology solutions via its internet of things (IoT) initiative.