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Weighing the Options:
Evaluating Infrastructure Needs for Heavier, Longer, Faster Trains
July 28, 2010 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern
In an economy in which no revenue potential goes untested, railroaders are redoubling their efforts to increase train length in an attempt to maximize ROI and boost profits. But by running longer, heavier, or faster trains, railroads are risking significant wear and tear on costly equipment. How do railroads balance these increased demands with proper maintenance and care of their infrastructure? In this Webcast, featuring TTCI's Al Reinschmidt and UP's Bill VanTrump, attendees will learn about the impact of speed, weight and train length on track, and the need to plan accordingly - particularly as rail-traffic rebounds and the competition for track time to complete projects increases.
The presentation will address:
* The impact of heavier trains on Maintenance-of-Way Infrastructure
* Implications for maintenance planning
* Technology considerations to help reduce stress on track and equipment
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