City Bus Concept Designs at InnoTrans 2018

The Innotrans Exhibition in Berlin, Germany has always been known as a big shindig for all things railroad. Steel wheel on steel rail and related items, that sort of thing. The last few times however, InnoTrans has included city buses. Apparently the only major requirement to participate is, that the buses have alternative propulsion. Obviously […]

InnoTrans 2018 in Berlin, Germany

It was that time again: September 2018 in Berlin, Germany. InnoTrans, the bi-annual binge fest regarding all things railroad, had opened its doors for a week. The big guys like Skoda Transportation, Siemens-Alstom, StadlerRail, Bombardier Transportation as well as Hitachi Rail were all showing off their newest and best. It was however the not so […]

Berlin’s InnoTrans 2016 (Part Two)

As I mentioned in my last blog entry, InnoTrans has a large outdoor exhibition area. Most of the new ideas in rolling stock, maintenance of way machinery and other large railway related items are exhibited here. For us foamers and anoraks this is the chance of being the proverbial kid in the candy store. One can […]

A visit to InnoTrans 2016 in Berlin, Germany (Part One)

Every other year Berlin, Germany hosts the purportedly largest railroad industry exhibition in the world: InnoTrans. There the railroad industry displays its newest and best it has to offer: Be it new locomotives or something as mondain as rail clips. It appears that 2016 was another banner year for the show. According to the Berlin Messe […]

CINCY! A visit by Brad Wing

  I recently had a meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio.  For those of you outside the US, this is a city on the Ohio river.  It is in the state of Ohio, but is in the southwest corner of that state, right across the river from Kentucky and just a few miles from the Indiana border.  […]