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Rail supplier news from NRC, Railinc and Cubic (May 22)

Erika Bruhnke, RailPros VP of training services and NRC board member
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The National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) appointed Erika Bruhnke to its board. Bruhnke is vice president of training services at RailPros Inc. Previously, she worked for BNSF Railway Co. in various positions, including director of safety information. Bruhnke joins 19 other railway industry professionals who serve on the NRC board, with responsibility for governing the association, setting its guidelines and policies, and overseeing its programs and activities.

Railinc released research reports highlighting statistics and overall trends of North American rail-car and locomotive fleets in 2019. Among the findings, the report revealed that the number of rail cars in revenue earning fleets increased slightly; more than 80 percent of all new fleet additions have a gross rail load of 286,000 pounds; and newer units in a locomotive fleet trend toward six-axle AC units, Railinc officials said in a press release.

Cubic Corp. is providing 300,000 masks to frontline Metropolitan Transportation Authority employees in New York City. The company is also producing 200 face shields a day and developing a prototype ventilator.

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