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Rail News Home Mechanical

June 2008



Rail News: Mechanical

Top 13 Technological advances since 1958



  1. AC traction
  2. Distributed power
  3. Automation of waybills
  4. Flashing rear-end devices
  5. Aluminium hopper cars and increased axle loads (70 ton to 100 ton)
  6. Containerization and double-stack well cars
  7. Multi-level auto racks
  8. Continuous-welded rail (mainline coverage)
  9. Vastly improved rail steels with rail grinding
  10. Roller bearings
  11. Train radio
  12. Dynamic braking
  13. Mechanized track maintenance

Source: Transportation Technology Center Inc.



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