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Sunday, February 5th, 2012

BNSF To Spend $3.9 Billion On Rail Network

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad plans to invest $3.9 billion in upgrades to its network this year. The railroad said Wednesday that its capital spending plan is $400 million bigger than its 2011 budget of $3.5 billion. Overall, the nation’s major freight railroads, which include BNSF, plan to spend about $13 billion this year, up

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Bombardier Grows from ‘zero’ to a Leader in Trains and Planes

Bombardier China, a branch of Canada‘s Bombardier, a manufacturer of rail equipment and aircraft, is one of the most successful foreign companies in the rail business in China, it did notget there overnight, according to its chief executive. “We went through a step-by-step process in China, not a leapfrog process,” said ZhangJianwei, its president, describing how they went from one person and zero business. Read More

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Speed Record on Polish Tracks

During trial runs on May 29, 2009, the Siemens ES64U4 locomotive reached a speed of 235 km/h on the section of track between Psary and Góra Vlodovska. This is the highest speed that any train has reached in the Polish railway network. The test train consisted of two locomotives of the type ES64U4 and three