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Choosing a New Lens

Choosing a New Lens I'm on the hunt for a new lens for my camera. Currently have three lenses for my Canon T1i: My baby, a Canon 70-200mm f/4 IS lens The kit lens, a Canon 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS lens The "nifty fifty", a Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens My Baby I love the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM lens. Show More Summary

A Morning at Prague's Main Train Station, Part 2

Here's the second half of my railfan morning at Prague's main train station (hlavní nádraží).Here's a different angle on the train station, showing the old city in the distance. The spires on the left horizon belong to the Týn Church, which was right beside our hotel. Show More Summary

New Northern Rail Displays Ideal for Small Stations

Customers at over 130 Northern Rail stations are benefiting from real-time customer information screens (CIS) designed and manufactured by Infotec.

Plugging the skills gap: apprenticeships in the rail industry

The UK Government recently announced an ambitious plan to create an additional 30,000 rail and road apprenticeships by the end of the current parliament. With concerns regarding the widening skills gap in the industry, this is a crucial moment for th…

Westermo Awarded Network Equipment Order for Washington DC Metro Trains

Toshiba International Corporation has awarded Westermo a 4.2 MUSD order for the supply of communication network equipment.

South West Trains and Network Rail open training campus in England

The South West Trains (SWT) and Network Rail (NR) alliance has opened a joint training and development centre at the Basingstoke training campus in northeast Hampshire, the UK.

Bombardier opens new Rail Control Solutions office in Delhi, India

Bombardier has opened a new Rail Control Solutions (RCS) engineering and product development (EAPD) office in Gurgaon, Delhi National Capital region (NCR) in India.

Crosslinx signs C$9.1bn contract to build Toronto's Crosstown LRT

Crosslinx Transit Solutions has signed a C$9.1bn ($7bn) contract with Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx to design, build, finance and maintain the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (Crosstown LRT) project in Toronto, Can...

United Wagon to deliver 105 tank cars for chemical firm Metafrax

Russia-based United Wagon Company (UWC) has secured a contract from chemical company Metafrax to deliver 105 tank cars with increased loading capacity.

Vossloh to sell Rail Vehicles business to Stadler Rail

German transport technology company Vossloh has signed a contract to sell its Rail Vehicles business unit in Spain to Swiss train manufacturer Stadler Rail.

Self Contained Valves For Temperature Control, Freeze Protection, Steam Tracing and Conservation of Energy

For more than 30 years, ThermOmegaTech has been providing temperature control solutions for industry through forward thinking and innovation.

Can the Trans-Caspian Route deliver the next freight revolution?

The implementation of an upcoming multimodal transport route has the potential to shift the power dynamics in global freight. Initiated by the governments of China, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route aims to re…

Xizi Otis to maintain 110 escalators at Beijing South Railway Station

Xizi Otis Elevator has secured a contract to maintain all 110 Otis escalators installed at Beijing South Railway Station in China.

Light rail line 2 becomes operational in The Hague

Dutch transit operator HTM has introduced the Siemens Avenio tram on the new light rail line 2 in The Hague, Netherlands.

Hitachi completes acquisition of Finmeccanica's rail and signalling assets

Japanese conglomerate Hitachi has completed the acquisition of rail transport engineering firm AnsaldoBreda and a 40% stake in signalling supplier Ansaldo STS from Italy-based Finmeccanica.

A Morning at Prague's Main Train Station, Part 1

My wife and I visited Vienna and Prague this fall. We spent 6 days in Vienna and 6 days in Prague and thoroughly enjoyed both cities. After seeing the main train station ("hlavní nádraží") in Prague, and Tom Gatermann's great photos of the rail traffic around the station, I wanted to spend some time there. Show More Summary

Construction of Rail Vehicle with Extra-Long Stainless Steel Profiles

Welser Profile draws on its experience to provide solutions to complex requirements in construction of railway vehicles.

Slab Track System

Video showcasing the production process for Rhomberg's slab track system.

UK's Porterbrook orders 80 more Bombardier Class 387 EMUs

Rolling stock company Porterbrook Leasing has placed an order for an additional 80 Class 387 Electrostar electric multiple units (EMUs) from Bombardier.

Australia to invest $15m rail upgrade to increase freight capacity by 20%

The Australian Government is extending five passing loops across Victoria and South Australia to facilitate the operation of 1,800m trains.

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