Full disclosure: When I’m not dealing with full-size railroad rolling stock, I operate (don’t say “play with,” please) model trains. I have a fully operational O scale railway, and a collection of
Chances are that if you’ve traveled on an Alstom train, that train has one or more of its parts created by 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing. In fact, we’ve just reached the milestone of having produced 150,000 3D-printed parts. Aurelien Fussel, Head of Additive Manufacturing Program, answers questions on Alstom’s exponential embrace of additive manufacturing solutions.
Plans for light rail technology and expansion of existing rail systems dominated a conference with a New Jersey flavor, held in Jersey City and sponsored by Railway Age and its sibling publication
On Oct. 18, CN announced its operations succession plan as COO Ed Harris heads back into retirement, which occurred Nov. 15. Harris is arguably the best operator in the business and has
The North American Freight Forum (NAFF), created by Philadelphia-based Strategic Rail Finance Chairman and CEO Michael Sussman, uses an interesting, different approach to try to link the energy and environmental impact characteristics
CBS Mornings correspondent Kris Van Cleave produced an excellent report on the prospects for high-speed rail in the United States, focusing on Brightline’s successful Miami-Orlando service, which offers 125-mph operations on a
A new $8.5 million pedestrian bridge in Salt Lake City that was built with the help of Union Pacific (UP) provides high school students, runners and pedestrians a safe way to cross five sets of railroad tracks.
In an unusually low-key celebration for the Crescent City, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) held a block party and conducted tours of its historic Carrollton Barn in the Riverbend section
Hybrid technology combing hydrogen fuel cells (HFC) and batteries may be a viable means to obtain high power ratings for main line North American locomotives, which for a very long time have
Leaders in the railroad and logistics market continue to see a challenged intermodal market and holiday peak season. Service has been materially improved on both coasts and the Class Is have plenty of capacity to handle more volume. STB Chairman Oberman announced his departure, a surprise to us and all panelists, leaving the seat open until POTUS names his successor.