When lightning strikes

Microprocessor-based wayside equipment has changed the way railroads do business — in a good way. The more technologically advanced components help railroads operate and crews work more efficiently. There's a downfall, though: microprocessor-based equipment is more sensitive to damage during storms and expensive to repair or replace. That's why railroads are seeking better lightning protection solutions. Last month, Progressive Railroading spoke with rail industry suppliers to learn about the various lightning protection equipment on the market, as well as how suppliers are working to make wayside equipment more robust so it can sustain a strike. To read the article, click here.

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