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8/12/2008



Rail News: Railroading Supplier Spotlight

Updates from Progress Rail, Interfleet, Wi-Tronix and Carmanah Technologies


Here’s a round-up of the latest news in the rail supply industry:

• Progress Rail Services Corp. has acquired Twin City Signal Inc. (TCS), which designs interlockings, and centralized traffic control and grade crossing warning systems. In addition, TCS engineers program processor applications, upgrade rail yards, conduct preliminary engineering for commuter-rail systems, and provide field service and training.

• International rail consulting firm Interfleet Technology recently was appointed the “shadow operator” for Sydney, Australia’s North West Metro by the government of New South Wales. Interfleet will provide management and technical services for the $12 billion project, which calls for building a 17-station passenger-rail line from Rouse Hill to Sydney’s central business district by 2017. The firm will serve as the primary operation advisor, providing management and technical services, an operations business plan, and operating and maintenance strategy.

• Wi-Tronix L.L.C. announced that Canadian National Railway Co. will retrofit another 35 GEVO locomotives with the company’s locomotive remote monitoring solutions, which are designed to provide access to locomotive onboard data, increase asset utilization, monitor fuel usage and improve fleet productivity. Once the project is complete, all 90 of CN’s GEVO locomotives will feature Wi-Tronix’s remote monitoring solutions.

• Carmanah Technologies Corp. named founder David Green chairman to succeed Art Aylesworth, who stepped down. The solar technology firm also appointed SNC-Lavalin Senior Vice President-Environment Grant Byers and former British Columbia Technology Industries Association President Rob Cruickshank to the board.


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