The April 2022 issue of Railway Age is now available digitally, featuring our Shortlines and Regional Railways of the Year for 2022 as well as deep dives into the freight car and sleeper markets.
The age of the railway is proud to recognize Vermont Railway (VTR) as Short Line of the Year, and South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad (SKOL) as Regional of the Year. Both have leveraged public-private partnerships and teamwork, within their organizations and with other railroads, to repair aging infrastructure and better serve customers.
Also in the April 2022 issue, you will find reports on:
• Track maintenance. What is the market outlook for crossties? The Railway Tie Association and various suppliers offer insight, as well as the latest in products, treatments and tools.
• Railinc Freight Car Review 2022. David Humphrey, Senior Data Scientist, provides analysis of the North American revenue-generating fleet. (Spoiler: heavyweights dominate.)
• San Diego Trolley. America’s first modern light rail success story continues to grow after more than 40 years, reports editor David Peter Alan.
• Strategies to prevent wheel and rail fatigue. In the fourth edition of “Timeout for Tech with Gary T. Fry, Ph.D., PE,” Fry discusses three available approaches.
Additionally, Financial Writer David Nahass covers the 2022 Rail Equipment Finance Conference, which included speakers from Railinc, GATX, TrinityRail, FTR Transportation, S&P Global Corporate Ratings, Oliver Wyman, AITX, Residco, National Coal Transportation Association, Watco, Union Pacific and Suite.
Additionally, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association President Chuck Baker provides an overview of this year’s Railroad Day on the Hill event, featuring more than 220 Congress meetings, as well as an overview of the the association’s annual conference and exposition, to be held May 1-3 in St. Louis, Mo.