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When railcars can’t run anymore: The dangers of the railcar

By Matthew FuttermanA new railcar can’t be safely driven unless it’s been repaired and the brakes are worked on, according to a safety-related safety audit released Monday by Phoenix’s City of Phoenix.The audit, obtained by The Arizona Republic, found the Phoenix-area’s largest railcars were among the worst performers nationwide for maintenance and operation.In addition to […]

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Railway safety equipment: The big names

The latest safety equipment to become available for railroads includes electric power transformers, electric-assisted braking systems, and electric traction systems.Electric power transformer systems allow trains to be moved at a greater speed and to be equipped with a safety system that detects the impact of an accident and provides emergency assistance.Electric-assisted brakes are similar to […]

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