RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Locomotives A Locomotive is a diesel electric power plant form of energy that provides horsepower and the tractive effort to pull trains. Tractive effort is a measurement of locomotive power. Locomotives come in all.
RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Railcar capacities and Plate designations As cars are loaded and billing is given to the carriers, the shipper must provide a loaded weight so that the railroad can determine if it can move safely. Sometimes this is.
RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW UMLER Another piece to the equipment identifying process is UMLER, which stands for Universal Machine Language Equipment Register, UMLER is a database that contains the Railway Equipment Register car information and.
RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Box Car Mechanical Designation and Markings The following are a few of the Mechanical Designations in use just for Box Cars. The combinations of markings seem to be unlimited, but each does mean something very.
RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Rail Equipment Mechanical Designation and Equipment Markings The OFFICIAL RAILWAY EQUIPMENT REGISTER was developed to comply with the order of the ICC in 1912 so that there was a single source to identify cars in the.
RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Rail Equipment In this section we look at the freight railcar types in use today and identify some of the types of material each carries. We also look at how to identify cars by their markings. Railcar.
RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Terminal/Yard Basic Purpose of Yard A rail yard is a complex series of railroad tracks for storing, sorting, or loading/unloading, railroad cars and/or locomotives. Railroad yards have many tracks in parallel for.
RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Rail Freight Equipment Within the North American (United States, Canada and Mexico) rail system as of 2018, there were an estimated 1,670,000 freight cars in service. Of these, 19% were owned by the rail carriers,.
RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Rail Companies and Infrastructure Currently, there are 540 freight railroads operating 140,000 miles of track in the United States. Of these, seven are Class 1 railroads because of their 2019 annual operating revenue.