In the Trenches – A Day in the Life for the Customer Success Team at Wi-Tronix

To start my day, I like to get up early. It’s something I did throughout my rail career, and now it’s part of my life at Wi-Tronix, being in a technology firm that supports the rail industry. It's just something you have to do to be relevant and consistent. I live by...

The Evolution of Rail and Technology

I've been in the rail industry my entire career. As an operator, there is nothing like the excitement and energy that you get while you're on a locomotive in throttle notch 8. It's always fun to see people wave to you when you've got a big train behind you. It's just...

We Are the Stewards of the Future

At the end of last month, Wi-Tronix brought together railroaders from around the world for our annual User Conference in Chicago. While all of us have a deep vested interest and passion for the industry, any onlooker might have begged the question...all of this for...

Thought Leadership Blogs

What 60 Minutes Got Wrong About the Railroads

On March 3rd, 60 Minutes ran a segment focused exclusively on the rail accident in Cayce, South Carolina in early 2018, ultimately commenting on the Positive Train Control (PTC) rail safety system. The 60 Minutes segment painted a picture of neglect and unsafe...

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How Digital Can Solve Rail’s Biggest Challenges

The railroad industry is nearly 200 years old. I’ve spent my entire career in Rail. I worked my way up from technician to a leadership position, but the reason behind my love for the industry has remained the same: Rail is a connector. Of goods, of families, of lives....

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Steering in the Right Direction

Arthur C. Clarke said, “Significantly advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Isn’t it incredible then, that today we live in a world of magic? The past two decades have seen one of the steepest increases in technological development in the history of...

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Digital Video Recording: The Silent Witness

Rail operators take on a lot of responsibility. They have to get goods from location to location, on time, regardless of route issues. They have to take care of a $2.5 million locomotive and the hundreds of millions of dollars worth of train that trails behind it....

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