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2014-10-06 12:20:46

MONTREAL, 6 Oct. 2014 /CNW/ - In its investigation report (R13Q0012) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that the May 2013 collision between a VIA Rail Canada Inc. passenger train and a tractor-trailer at a private level crossing in Québec occurred when the train was proceeding through the crossing while the manual gate protecting the crossing was up. There were no injuries. On 2 May 2013, a VIA Rail Canada passenger train, after disembarking...

2014-09-10 23:02:00

Seeing is believing. Check out the new Diagnostic Display from ZTR for older locomotive DID panels. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 The ZTR Diagnostic Display is designed to save potentially tens of thousands of dollars per locomotive in downtime prevention as well as cutting training costs, manpower hours, and shop time costs. This easy-to-install display is designed to improve clarity and increase productivity. The ZTR replacement for the Dash-8, Dash-9 and AC4400...

2014-08-12 16:20:44

VANCOUVER, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada today released its investigation report (R13E0015) into the January 2013 collision between a Canadian National (CN) freight train and a road grader at a level crossing near Paynton, Saskatchewan. The driver of the road grader was killed in the accident. The locomotive and 16 tank cars carrying dangerous goods derailed. Approximately 106 000 litres of crude oil was released from 4 cars. On 24 January 2013,...

2014-07-23 23:06:02

ZTR offers a low-cost way to improve performance in switcher locomotives by replacing old regulator designs with new technology. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 The ZTR Locomotive ELC (Electronic Load Regulator) is a low cost way for switcher locomotives to improve reliability and adhesion. Old load regulators in switcher locomotives can be difficult to maintain, durability is a constant issue, and quality spare parts are harder to find. The ZTR Locomotive ELC (Electronic Load...

2013-10-31 23:25:11

Locomotive axle generators enter the 21st century. Minneapolis (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 The new ZTR Locomotive Axle Generator is designed for the rigors of the railroad and features a modern, low-profile design. It is field-configurable, easy-to-install, and fits on all Timken bearings. It mounts on the locomotive journal box by a versatile ring bracket design and uses an easy-to-route flexible cable. It also affixes to axles without splines. The pulse per revolution (PPR) signal is...

2013-06-12 23:26:09

National rail operator rolling out TTG´s connected Energymiser Driver Advisory System (C-DAS) to cut energy use and environmental emissions while managing on-time running of trains. Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 New Zealand´s national rail operator, KiwiRail, has joined forces with TTG Transportation Technology to cut energy consumption and environmental emissions while managing on-time running of trains using TTG´s Energymiser® Driver Advisory System. KiwiRail...


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  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin