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Tank Car of the Future – The Answer to Crude Oil Spills?

February 12th, 2014 | by Heather Carr

What if we had fewer crude oil spills as a result of train derailments? Greenbrier Industries is designing a Tank Car of the Future to deal with the risks of transporting crude oil and other flammable freight by rail

New Maglev Train Debuts In Japan

June 14th, 2013 | by Andrew Meggison

Central Japan Railway has tested the newest Maglev L0 Train. The train is expected to carry 1,000 passengers and can travel up to 311 MPH, allowing the new train to travel over 200 miles from Tokyo to Nagoya in 40 minutes

One Lawsuit Down For California High Speed Rail

April 24th, 2013 | by Andrew Meggison

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (the Authority) has reached a settlement with a group of California Central Valley farmers who had sued to block the high speed rail project based on environmental grounds

China Pushes Technological Limits Of High Speed Rail

December 24th, 2012 | by Andrew Meggison

China is the global leader in high speed rail and now is pushing the technological limits of the system by operating high speed trains in places of extreme temperatures. The Harbin-Dalian high speed rail line has been tested and is currently running through areas of Northeastern China where temperatures reach negative 40 degrees Fahrenheit

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