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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...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.