Hyperloop

Tesla founder, Elon Musk, has plans to build a tube train from Chicago's O'Hare Airport to the Loop, called the "Hyperloop." Chicago's intricate rail system incorporates the local CTA and Metra, which some believe should be the focus of the city's expansion; moving...

Always In Motion

There are many moving parts of a locomotive. At any given time, various components must be monitored with a close eye. However, despite the different purposes that they serve, each of these parts plays a role in a larger machine. A comprehensive view, a systems...

The Power Of Fuel Efficiency

Fuel is the number one expense for railroads. We all know that fuel is a necessity of rail operations. However, there are many individual decisions that can cause us to spend millions more than we need to. A significant amount of fuel is burned while locomotives are...

Thought Leadership Blogs

The Crowd Has Spoken

Since the 1800s, freight railroads have worked behind the scenes to provide people with the products that they need in a timely and environmentally-friendly manner. Only in 2020, however, Americans are beginning to recognize the impact that freight railroads have on...

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Larry’s POV on DVR

Wi-Tronix, LLC was founded in 2004, but it wasn’t until many years later that we incorporated digital video recorders in our product line. Once we did, we wished we had sooner. Digital video recorders have solved many problems that the industry has struggled with for...

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The Right Data, Right On Time

When something goes wrong in rail, there's more at stake than a lost sale or a bad quarter. Locomotives are massive, but complicated, machines that can move tons of people and freight efficiently. Keeping locomotives running safely is not an easy task. There are...

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Freight Pulls Its Weight

Most people don’t realize how different their lives would be if not for rail and I don’t blame them. People think of trains as a way to commute from Point A to Point B. They rarely consider that railroads transport much more than people. Railroads are the most...

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