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Where the wheel meets the rail: A day at the 2010 Wheel Rail Interaction Heavy Haul Seminar

Loading the player ... Assistant Editor Katie Berk recaps her day spent at the Wheel/Rail Interaction Heavy Haul Seminar May 19 in Chicago. Sponsored by Progressive Railroading, Advanced Rail Management Corp., and Speno International SA, the four-day Wheel/Rail Interaction Seminar gave maintenance-of-way professionals an opportunity to learn about the latest information and technology, and compare…

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Professional Services/Consulting. Information For Rail Career Professionals From Progressive Railroading Magazine

Rail News Home Mechanical February 2017 Part 1 : Progressive Railroading's 2017 Finance and Leasing Guide: Banks Part 2 : Progressive Railroading's 2017 Finance and Leasing Guide: Equipment providers/Equipment Management Services Part 3 : Progressive Railroading's 2017 Finance and Leasing Guide: Finance Companies Part 4 : Progressive Railroading's 2017 Finance and Leasing Guide: Investment Banks…

If things are so bad in the rail-car leasing industry, why are so many jumping in?. Information For Rail Career Professionals From Progressive Railroading Magazine

Rail News Home Mechanical February 2017 Rail News: Mechanical Commentary: If things are so bad in the rail-car leasing industry, why are so many jumping in? By Richard Kloster The last year and a half hasn’t been very kind to rail-car fleets or their owners, particularly the leased fleets. Carload volumes have been depressed in…

Union Pacific aims to drive innovation by empowering employees to use idea-sharing software

Rail News Home Mechanical March 2017 Rail News: Mechanical Union Pacific aims to drive innovation by empowering employees to use idea-sharing software A major, or Big I-type, innovation UP is pursuing is Machine Vision. Installed across track, a Machine Vision portal includes cameras and sensors (as shown) to inspect a passing train. Photo – Union…

On-board monitoring systems. Information For Rail Career Professionals From Progressive Railroading Magazine

Rail News Home Mechanical April 2017 Rail News: Mechanical Technology update: On-board monitoring systems Amsted's IONX solution includes intelligent self-powered wireless devices, such as sensors employing edge analytics. Amsted Rail Amsted Rail’s IONX® has been working to create smarter trains by developing technology to monitor rail cars and communicate the results to the cloud or…

Passenger-rail locomotive builders pilot new technologies in a stable marketplace

Rail News Home Mechanical May 2017 Rail News: Mechanical Passenger-rail locomotive builders pilot new technologies in a stable marketplace Alstom’s iLint multiple unit is the world’s first train to run on a hydrogen powered cell, the company says. Photo – Alstom/Michael Wittwer By Daniel Niepow, Associate Editor Suppliers often face uncertainty in the passenger-rail locomotive…

Railroads stress better practices, new technologies to cut fuel consumption

Rail News Home Mechanical July 2017 Rail News: Mechanical Railroads stress better practices, new technologies to cut fuel consumption In 2014, Krusinski Construction Co. built a fueling station for CN at Kirk Yard in Gary, Ind. Since 1995, the Class I has improved its fuel efficiency 36 percent while achieving record traffic growth. Photo –…

CP, rail-car market updates were bright spots at Midwest shipper association’s summer meeting

Rail News Home Mechanical July 2017 Rail News: Mechanical CP, rail-car market updates were bright spots at Midwest shipper association's summer meeting The summer meeting held July 10 and 11 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, drew record attendance. Photo – Jeff Stagl By Jeff Stagl, Managing EditorMidwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) leaders have noticed a…

Class Is won’t be acquiring many rail cars or locomotives this year. Information For Rail Career Professionals From Progressive Railroading Magazine

Rail News Home Mechanical August 2017 Rail News: Mechanical Fleet Stats 2017: Class Is won't be acquiring many rail cars or locomotives this year So far in 2017, CSX has idled more than 26,000 rail cars as part of an operational review and transition to a new scheduled operating plan. Photo – CSX By Jeff…