How driving a train became one of Canada’s Best Jobs

By Mariyam Khaja, Canadian Business; June 11, 2019 While working in the office of an insurance company back in 2007,…

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Transport Canada proposes regs for locomotive video, voice recorders

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; May 28, 2019 Canada’s Transport Minister Marc Garneau last week unveiled voice and video recorder regulations…

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Japan Begins Testing Electric, 249-MPH Bullet Train Named ‘ALFA-X’

By James Gilboy, The Drive; May 15, 2019 The East Japan Railway Company (EJRC) is testing a new high-speed “shinkansen,”…

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Union Pacific to celebrate 150th Anniversary of transcontinental railroad

By Brendan LaChance, Oil City News; May 1, 2019 CASPER, Wyo. — Union Pacific says that two of their historic…

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California’s high-speed rail might start with old-school diesel trains

By Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle; May 1, 2019 The cost of getting high-speed trains up and running in the…

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Wabtec Delivers 1000th Evolution Locomotive

From Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide; April 25, 2019 Wabtec marked the delivery of the 1000th Evolution Series Tier 4…

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Cleaner Diesel-Electric Locomotives Now in Service on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Trains

A press release from Amtrak Pacific Surfliner; April 22, 2019 LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Just in time…

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Fourth Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the Railway Association of Canada and the Federal Government for Reducing Locomotive Emissions

A press release from the Railway Association of Canada; April 9, 2019: OTTAWA, April 9, 2019 /CNW/ – The Railway of…

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CSX closes Russell, Kentucky locomotive facility; 113 jobs lost

By FRED PACE, The Herald-Dispatch; April 6, 2019 RUSSELL, Ky. — CSX announced Friday morning to employees at its Russell, Kentucky,…

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Union Pacific storing locomotives in Klamath Falls, Oregon railyard

By GERRY O’BRIEN, Editor, Herald and News; April 2, 2019 Drivers, crossing the South Sixth Street overpass to the Union…

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How Amtrak engineer Blake Phillips-Rios gets around Southern California – What it’s like to drive a train for work

By Alissa Walker, Curbed; March 28, 2019 In recent years, the dream of efficient, affordable rail travel in the U.S.…

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Fired engineer recounts deadly crash between Amtrak’ Silver Star and CSX freight train in South Carolina on 60 Minutes

From CBS News; February 28, 2019 Mark James describes the deadly crash of an Amtrak passenger train into his CSX…

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Boston’s MBTA unveils first of 10 commuter rail locomotives undergoing facelift

By Sabrina Schnur, Globe Correspondent, Boston Globe; February 28, 2019 The first of 10 refurbished commuter rail locomotives, overhauled in…

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Wabtec completes GE merger, posts strong financials

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; February 25, 2019 Wabtec Corporation has completed its merger with GE Transportation. The combined…

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California: Rail Propulsion Systems supplies BATS to North Carolina DOT, appoints Paul Dyson Marketing & Sales director

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; February 7, 2019 The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has awarded…

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British Columbia: Doomed Canadian Pacific freight train had speed control problems hours before derailment, says railway source

By Bill Kaufmann, Calgary Herald; February 6, 2019 The freight train involved in a fatal derailment was flagged for speed…

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Analysis – Batteries possibly included: the train engine innovations taking on diesel

By Ross Davies, Railway Technology; January 31, 2019 Are diesel trains really set to become a thing of the past?…

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Siemens and Alstom offer European Commission more merger concessions

By Keith Barrow, International Railway Journal; January 28, 2019 “Since the first remedy proposal made on December 12 2018 to…

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North Carolina Department Of Transportation obtains federal, state grants for locomotive upgrades

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 21, 2019 The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) late last week announced a recently…

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Is that an empty car on the train? Yes, but it’s actually helping commuters, New Jersey Transit says

By Larry Higgs, NJ.com; January 3, 2019 Why is there an empty rail car that is unavailable to commuters in…

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Amtrak to Improve National Network with New Locomotives

A press release from Amtrak; December 21, 2018: Siemens Mobility awarded $850 million contract for 75 new Tier 4 locomotives…

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Bombardier’s New Jersey Transit Win Softens ‘Astonishing’ Blow in Canada

By Frederic Tomesco and Oliver Sachgau, Bloomberg; December 12, 2018 Bombardier Inc. got a split decision in its accelerated push…

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New Union Pacific California Locomotives Designed to Reduce Emissions

A press release from Union Pacific Railroad; November 16, 2018: Union Pacific has been aggressively working to achieve lower emissions…

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BNSF, GE partner to innovate locomotives

By Evan Hoopfer, Staff Writer, Dallas Business Journal, Memphis Business Journal; October 24, 2018 Two giants of the rail industry…

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Amtrak Pacific Surfliner, Caltrans Introduce New, Cleaner Locomotives at Los Angeles Union Station

A press release from Amtrak Pacific Surfliner; October 1, 2018: More reliable, greener Siemens Charger locomotives will power passenger trains…

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