Interchange - Winter 2012 - (Page 20)

New lab will tackle Canadian railway geographical challenges Dr. Derek Martin, director of CaRRL, was awarded an Alberta Innovates Technology Futures Tier 1 Industry Chair in Railway Geomechanics, as well as an NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Railway Geomechanics. 20 Interchange | Winter / Hiver 2012 Operating a scheduled railway means keeping trains moving. Reducing delays resulting from rock and snow slides and roadbed-related track failures is a key priority for Canadian railways. To delve into these and other issues, the railway industry and the federal government have joined forces to create the Canadian Rail Research Laboratory (CaRRL) at the Edmonton campus of the University of Alberta. Other partners in the venture are Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF), the Association of American Railroads (AAR), CP, CN, National Research Council Canada, the University of Alberta and Transport Canada. Funding for CaRRL during the next five years will come from Transport Canada ($1.1 million), AITF ($1 million), AAR, CP and CN ($500,000 each) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council ($1.5 million). Dr. Derek Martin, director of CaRRL, was awarded an Alberta Innovates Technology Futures Tier 1 Industry Chair in Railway Geomechanics, as well as an NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Railway Geomechanics. http://www.naylornetwork.com/rac-nxt/

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Interchange - Winter 2012

President’s Message
A Great Deal More Change Coming
New Lab will Tackle Canadian Railway Geographical Challenges
CN Adds New Terminal and Launches New Maintenance and Training Facilities
A Short Line is More than the Sum of its Tracks
VIA Transformation Paying Off
CRS 2012 Highlights Rail’s Position as a Backbone of Canadian Economy
2012 Safety Awards
Index to Advertisers

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