I'm very intereseted in the "new" sanding technology. Sand has been used on railroads for years. I'm also dissapointed by the slower speeds, I like speeding along on the train.
Metro-North makes changes to reduce flat wheels on train cars
HALBFINGERTHE JOURNAL NEWS
(Original publication: May 18, 2007)To avoid a
repeat of last fall, when 200 rail cars were taken out of service and rush hour
riders had to stand too close for comfort, Metro-North Railroad has several
solutions to its flat-wheel fiasco.