Union Pacific Railroad (UP) and ZTR, a locomotive control systems supplier, announced on Oct. 6 a partnership to build hybrid-electric locomotives. The locomotives will be built at UP’s North Little Rock, Ark., facility with the first prototype expected to be delivered in late 2023 and five additional units arriving in 2024.
RailPulse is developing a cloud-based telematics platform in an aim “to accelerate the adoption of GPS and other technologies across the North American railcar network.” Late last month, it outlined a three-phase approach to development, which is slated to be complete in second-quarter 2023.
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ZTR: Engineering a Sustainable Future for the Railway Industry Through Clean Technology – RAIL GROUP ON AIR PODCAST
In this edition of Rail Group On Air, sponsored by ZTR, Business Development Manager – Rail Division Brodie McLellan and Railway IoT Program Manager Neil Shipley focus on the environmental and safety aspects
Southern Shorthaul Railroad (SSR) in Australia is testing ZTR’s KickStart to extend locomotive battery life and improve starting reliability.
Locomotive modernization solutions and industrial IoT (Internet of Things) technology provider ZTR has partnered with security software and asset tracking provider BlackBerry Limited on what the two companies describe as “an advanced digital railcar remote monitoring solution.”
On Dec. 4, ZTR Control Systems marked its 30th anniversary. The company was founded in 1987 by five coworkers who “suggested an idea for a new product that was ultimately rejected by the company they worked for at the time.”
The newest, lighter-weight version of the ZTR Control Systems KickStart locomotive battery assist uses supercapacitor technology to augment the power required to start the locomotive engine, minimizing the drop in battery voltage during start.