The May 2021 issue of Railway Age is available digitally, covering topics ranging from carbon neutrality and cybersecurity to the tram renaissance, and featuring the winners of our second annual influential reader survey.
Inside you’ll find articles on:
â¢ Railway / supplier partnerships: What started out as âessentially a handshakeâ has evolved over time into a mutually beneficial working relationship for Watco and CDL Electric.
â¢ Track maintenance: How to extend rail life with precision grinding, milling and welding.
â¢ Digital transformation: Digital disruption doesn’t have to be disruptive. Find out how to recognize and manage volatility.
â¢ Durability: How North American Rail is at the start of a secular shift in its approach to carbon emissions.
â¢ Cybersecurity and locomotive health: How Shift5, a high-tech company spun off from the US Department of Defense, has firmly established itself in the US rail industry – with “smarter, safer railroads.”
â¢ Railinc 2021 Locomotive Review: The size of the fleet decreases a bit as the age increases slightly. But brand new units remain rare.
â¢ Rail transit: Almost wiped out decades ago, the lightest form of light rail – the streetcar – has made a remarkable comeback.
â¢ R&D TTCI: An investigation into the effects of braking on the wheels.
The most important, Age of the railway is happy to present our Influential Readers Leaders of 2021– the 10 best nominees, plus five leaders receiving an honorable mention, selected by qualified subscribers. Their mantra: make a difference. They not only help shape the rail industry, but also the leaders of tomorrow.
More, Age of the railway Financial writer David Nahass talks about the fight between Canadian Pacific and CN to acquire Kansas City Southern – and how the target is in fact the hunter.