Progressive Railroading

Progressive Railroading January 2020 Editorial Lineup

Cover Story:

BNSF at 25 — and Beyond

BNSF Railway Co. turns 25 in 2020. The railroad was formed Sept. 22, 1995, by the merger of Burlington Northern Inc., the parent company of Burlington Northern Railroad, and Santa Fe Pacific Corp., which owned the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway. However, BNSF's history dates back much longer than a quarter century — to 1849 to be exact… Click to read full preview.


Annual Grade Crossing Update

Fatalities resulting from train-vehicle collisions at grade crossings are much lower than they were decades ago. But a leveling off of those statistics in recent years has federal, state and railroad industry officials calling for new strategies to further drive down the number of crossing incidents… Click to read full preview.


Locomotive Remanufacturing

Railroads haven't exactly been buying big-ticket assets, including locomotives, the past couple years. But the power units they do have… Click to read full preview.


Railroad Bridge Projects

With thousands of bridges aging and deteriorating each year, railroads keep working to ensure the heavily used structures are safe and sound. We talk with a sampling of railroads and transit agencies about some of their major repair and renovation projects, as well as the challenges they're facing along the way… Click to read full preview.

Technology Focus:

Asset Management Software

There's an array of software available to help railroads improve asset inspection, allocation, health and optimization; operational data management; and more. A range of software providers share information on their latest offerings… Click to read full preview.

Bonus Distribution:

National Industrial Transportation League Annual Meeting (Jan. 20-22, 2020, San Antonio)

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