A moving gantry locomotive washing plant has been installed at Direct Rail Services’ Carlisle Kingmoor depot by Smith Bros & Webb. Purpose-designed swing arm brushes and dedicated solebar brushes are able to clean locomotives with full-width bodies as well as the narrower-bodied Class 20 locos.

Cooling units for 35 First Great Western High Speed Train power cars are being supplied by Voith. Hydrostatically-driven water pumps are used for the auxiliary circuit, providing constant cooling at all speeds and dissipating 1500 kW in the two circuits.

Harting has introduced the InduCom9 D-subminiature connector, designed to meet multi-function vehicle bus requirements of the UIC’s Train Communications Network standards.

NEC LCD 3000 and 4000 30 inch and 40 inch LCD monitors with 170í viewing from Trident are intended as direct replacements for plasma screens providing passenger infomation.

Norkom Technologies and Belgian tram and bus operator De Lijn have developed Trans-IT-Vision, transport business information management software based on Norkom’s Alchemist platform.

The Parker 8000 series of filters can be installed in door, brake and pantograph compressed air supply piping to remove water, dirt and oil from air taken directly from a compressor. A modular approach allows multi-stage filtration and remote monitoring.

ENSCO Inc has launched a range of track asset management software under the TrackMaster brand.

PODZ is a portable structure for materials storage and site accommodation developed by HSS. Packed flat for transport, the modules can be quickly assembled by two people, and can be inter-linked when large structures are needed.

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Smith Bros & Webb 142 Norkom Technologies 146

Voith 143 Parker Filtration 147

Harting 144 ENSCO Inc 148

Trident 145 HSS 149