Progressive Railroading May 2020 Editorial Lineup
CN seeks to distance itself from the damaging blockades
A tribal blockade of rail lines in eastern Canada to protest the proposed Coastal GasLink pipeline wreaked havoc for CN in February. The Class I shut down its eastern network for more than a week and temporarily laid off 450 workers.
The protests were conducted as a show of solidarity for the Wet'suwet'en Nation, whose hereditary chiefs oppose the construction of a natural gas pipeline through northern British Columbia... Read full preview.
Passenger Rail Focus:
Bay Area Rapid Transit
Less than a year ago, Bob Powers took over leadership of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), the San Francisco Bay Area's rail system. Powers has been riding the trains to talk to riders to find what they like and don't like about the 45-year-old system... Read full preview.
MOW Product Update:
We check in with suppliers of special trackwork components. They share information on their latest (or tried and true) offerings, ranging from rail braces to lift switches and lift frogs to bonded insulated rail joints to guard rail assemblies to switch points and crossing diamonds.
Communication & Signaling 2020 Spending Snapshot
A number of freight and passenger railroads have boosted their maintenance-of-way budgets this year, as illustrated in the 2020 MOW Spending Report in our April issue. Many also have ratcheted up their communications and signaling (C&S) expenditures. In a C&S Spending Snapshot... Read full preview.
Bonus Distribution: Railway Systems Suppliers Inc. (RSSI) 60th Annual C&S Exhibition (June 1-3, 2020, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville, Tennessee)
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