Trelleborg Industrial AVS is supplying rubber chevron springs for the refurbishment of 51 São Paulo metro Line 1 vehicles and 58 Line 3 vehicles. The laminated rubber/metal assemblies are fitted between the axles and the bogie frames.

Corus and Pandrol have incorporated Pandrol’s Fastclip rail fastenings into Corus steel sleepers. Fastclip was developed for concrete sleepers, and has been adapted by using two C120 lockbolts from Huck International to attach the cast iron shoulder. has been launched as a joint venture by six North American railways, and GE Global eXchange Services to create an electronic exchange for buyers and sellers across the rail industry.

Highlander Business Solutions is providing video conferencing equipment to Midland Main Line under a £50000 contract. The British franchisee will use it to link its Derby headquarters with offices at its five largest stations.

ABC-NACO is to use SKF’s Compact Taper Bearing Unit on 980 Axle Motion III bogies built for Railtrack wagons. The compact TBU has a short axial length, low friction inboard seals on the inner ring shoulders and a polymer spacing ring. Polyamide cages are used in place of steel to cut weight and grease contamination.

RightOnRails is a GE Transportation Systems website to help locomotive operators analyse whether to replace or upgrade of their fleets. The site at uses loco, track and train data to compare the benefits of different strategies.

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Highlander Business Solutions 142

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RightOnRails 144