First IAC locomotive showed by NRE

IRJ at Railway Interchange: NRE showed for the first time its independent axle control (IAC) locomotive, the SD40-4, which is designed to increase adhesion.

New Tamper launched by TM Track Machines

IRJ at Railway Interchange: TM Track Machines (TMT) had on show its new TMT Roadmaster 1.0 at the outdoor exhibition area in Minneapolis.

Students put best foot forward at AREMA Conference networking event

Part two of the Student Program, part of the AREMA Conference at Railway Interchange 2015, proved to be a huge success this year. The volume of students attending both the panel discussion and networking event was considerably larger than in years past. This is just one indication of the growing opportunity and increasing interest for young engineers in this industry.

Siemens RailFusion to turn big data into intelligence

On October 5 at Railway Interchange 2015, Siemens introduced RailFusion, a software solution that monitors and analyzes data points across an entire railroad’s infrastructure, including onboard and wayside assets, such as road crossings and end-of-train devices.

UP and BNSF win Hay Award at AREMA Conference

The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) presented the 2015 Dr. William W. Hay Award for Excellence to Union Pacific and BNSF for the Tower 55 Multimodal Improvement Project in downtown Fort Worth, Texas.

O’Neill stirs crowd with keynote address

There are a few occasions when one is fully aware of who the baddest dude in the room is. Such was the case during the Railway Interchange 2015 keynote address by retired Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill.

Horizontal grinders from Stanley show off in Minneapolis

Stanley revealed its latest in horizontal grinders with the HGL80 and HLG81 at Railway Interchange 2015 this weekend.

Zetica, Balfour Beatty Rail’s RASC Pod brings versatility to trackbed inspection

Zetica Rail and Balfour Beatty Rail call the Railway Asset Scanning Car Pod (RASC Pod) a new concept for trackbed inspection combining most elements of dedicated track recording cars on a flexible platform.

Trimble unveils handheld computer for railroaders

Just two days prior to the opening ceremony of Railway Interchange 2015, Trimble released Juno T41 R-AEI, a rugged, handheld computer with an integrated ultra-high frequency (UHF) RFID capability designed to read both the rail-industry specific automatic equipment identification (AEI) tags and the electronic product code (EPC) tags used worldwide.

Loram unveils new shoulder ballast cleaner at RI2015 outdoor exhibit

Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc., introduced the industry to the next entrant in its ballast maintenance product line with the launch of the Shoulder Ballast Cleaner 2400 at Railway Interchange’s outdoor exhibit.