Scott Czaja pointed out on the Railroadiana List that the National Association of Timetable Collectors is a great resource for repro information when considering a purchase. See their site at .
Since the invention of the steam locomotive, there have been continuous technological developments in the field of railway transport. For example, AGV Italo (a train which entered into service in April 2013) has a maximum operational speed of 223 miles per hour, whereas the maximum speed of the locomotive “Blucher” built in 1814 was only 4 miles per hour. The technological developments in the railway industry bring not only speed and comfort to train passengers, but also cause information security challenges.
It's buyer beware - there is a rash of "antique railroad china" which consists of old plates with newly applied decals, and possibly new overglaze. Consult the reference books to make sure the items may be genuine (and HINT HINT the B&O never served Boston MA ;-)
This article examines the security vulnerabilities related to three railway infrastructure components, namely, Siemens Railway Automation System (Section 2), computer-based interlocking (Section 3), and GSM-R SIM cards (Section 4). Further, a discussion of the consequences of information security attacks on trains (Section 5) and two past attacks on railway infrastructure (Section 6) will be provided. Finally, a conclusion is drawn (Section 7).
| Date: Sun January 16, 2011
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Location: Flagg Center, Illinois
Railroad: Illinois RailNet
Date: January 2011
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