SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

The following selection of publications by authors associated with Railway Corporate Strategy CC address some of the issues raised on this website in greater detail. Visitors who wish to pursue them further can download those that are not subject to copyright at their convenience. Note that the files are the electronic versions submitted for publication. Publications that are subject to copyright are obtainable from the sources indicated.

2017 Rail's three genetic technologies position it for a robust future. Proceedings of The Future of Transportation World Conference. Cologne, Germany.
2015 Some concepts for maximising renewable energy in railway traction. Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Energy Challenges and Mechanics. Aberdeen, Scotland.
2015 Global railway renaissance and its influences on logistics and mobility in Africa. Proceedings of the 2015 Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Africa Forum, Mount Meru Hotel, Arusha,Tanzania.
2014 Sustainable heavy haul traction energy: A review of systemic issues. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, 228(6) pp. 687-694, a Special Issue from the International Heavy Haul Association Conference 2013.
2014 From global research to national rail policy. Proceedings of the Transport Research Arena, Outreach Marketplace Poster #28020. Paris, France: Programme Committee of the Transport Research Arena 2014.
2013 Towards sustainable heavy haul traction energy: A review. Proceedings of the 10th International Heavy Haul Conference, pp. 904-910. New Delhi, India: International Heavy Haul Association. A revised version of this paper was selected for publication in Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit in 2014.
2012

Urban guided transit: Positioning rail and its rubber-tyred competitors. Proceedings of the Thirty-first Annual Southern African Transport Conference,
[CD-ROM]. Pretoria, South Africa.

2012 European- and Global Urban Guided Transit: Green- and Socio-Economic Fit. Proceedings of the Transport Research Arena Europe, Athens, Greece. Available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/18770428/48 (Item 40), Volume 48 (2012) pp. 415 - 425.
2012

Competitiveness and Sustainability of Railways. In X. Perpiñà (Ed.) Infrastructure Design, Signalling and Security in Railway. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech.
Available for free download at: http://www.intechopen.com/books/infrastructure-design-signalling-and-security-in-railway, pp. 69-94.

2011 Differences and similarities: Learning from heavy haul in cold and heat. Proceedings of the International Heavy Haul Association Specialist Technical Session: Railroading in Extreme Conditions [CD-ROM]. Calgary, Canada: International Heavy Haul Association.
2011 Competitiveness and Sustainability: Scenarios for Rail Redevelopment in South Africa. Proceedings of the Railways and Harbours Conference & Exhibition [www.railwaysandharbours.com/2011/wp-login.php?redirect_to=login-redirect]. Johannesburg, South Africa
2010 Competitiveness and Sustainability – Four Scenarios for Line Haul Rail in South Africa. Proceedings of the South African Industry for Civil Engineers [CD-ROM], Eskom Convention Centre, South Africa.
2010 How might the railway renaissance evolve in South Africa? Proceedings of the Twenty-ninth Annual Southern African Transport Conference, pp. 630-639 [CD-ROM]. Pretoria, South Africa.
2010 Appraisal criteria for very high speed rail in South Africa. Proceedings of the Twenty-ninth Annual Southern African Transport Conference, pp. 663-672 [CD-ROM]. Pretoria, South Africa.
2010 Heavy Haul Railway Electrification—Experiences and Prospects. Proceedings of the Joint Rail Conference, 2010, Urbana, Illinois, USA. Available for purchase at: http://www.asmedl.org/dbt/dbt.jsp?KEY=ASMECP&Volume=2010&Issue=49064. Paper number JRC2010-36151.
2009 Innovation and globalization: Mainstreams and margins. Proceedings of the Ninth International Heavy Haul Conference, Vol. III. Shanghai, China International Heavy Haul Association
2008 Selected heavy haul insights: Some South African perspectives:: Proceedings of the Conference on Rolling Stock of XXI Century, pp. 117-122. Khabarovsk, Russia: Far Eastern State Transport University.
2008 Critical events and external intervention in railway adaptation. Proceedings of the Twenty-seventh Annual Southern African Transport Conference, pp.165-174 [CD-ROM]. Pretoria, South Africa.
2008 Ultimate interoperability: Line-haul railways as global corporate citizens Proceedings of the Eighth World Congress on Railway Research, PN.1.2 [CD-ROM]. Seoul, Korea.
2008 Strategies for sustainable mobility: Urban railways as global corporate citizens. Proceedings of the Eighth World Congress on Railway Research, G.2.2.2.1 [CD-ROM]. Seoul, Korea.
2007 Some global touchstones in railway adaptation. Proceedings of the Twenty-sixth Annual Southern African Transport Conference, pp. 660-669 [CD-ROM]. Pretoria, South Africa.
2007 Leveraging global railway insight into South Africa and Africa. Proceedings of the Twenty-sixth Annual Southern African Transport Conference, pp. 650-659 [CD-ROM]. Pretoria, South Africa.
2007 Exploring the strategic positioning of railways for competitiveness and sustainability. Conference Proceedings AfricaRail 2007, pp. 130-132. Johannesburg, South Africa: Terrapinn.
2007 Railway globalization and heavy haul. Proceedings of the International Heavy Haul Association Specialist Technical Session, pp.329-338. Kiruna, Sweden: International Heavy Haul Association.
2006 Selected railway corporate strategy insights, with special reference to Turkey. Proceedings of the International Railway Symposium, Vol. 1, pp. 411-422. Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey: Turkish State Railways & Ministry of Transport.
2006 A global perspective on positioning European railways. FAV Newsletter [Forschungs- und Anwendungsverbund Verkehrssystemtechnik, Berlin] No. 10, p. 2.
2006 Complementarity between rail and road in promoting African development. Proceedings of the Third International Road Federation / South African Road Federation Regional Conference for Africa [CD-ROM]. Durban, South Africa.
2006 Identifying the key factors for long-term sustainability. Railway Gazette International, Vol. 162, pp. 529-530, 533-534, and 536.
2006 Ten questions for South African railway stakeholders. Proceedings of the Twenty-fifth Annual Southern African Transport Conference [CD-ROM]. Pretoria, South Africa.
2006 Railway globalization: Leveraging insight from developed- into developing regions. Proceedings of the Seventh World Congress on Railway Research [CD-ROM]. Montréal, QC, Canada.
2004 A systemic approach to modulating train braking and -traction. Proceedings of the Ninety-sixth Annual Convention, pp. 146-154. Chicago, IL: Air Brake Association.
2003 Globalization and open architecture for railways: The role of integrated ECP braking and distributed power. Proceedings of the Sixth World Congress on Railway Research [CD-ROM]. Edinburgh, Scotland.
2003 Why heavy haul? Learning from the cost-effectiveness of heavy axle loads in South Africa. Proceedings of the Interactive Conference “Heavy Haul: The solution for Europe’s future?” Paris, France: European Rail Research Institute, International Union of Railways, & Union of European Railway Industries.
2002 Integrated ECP braking plus distributed power: From business case to strategic context. Meeting of the South African Society for Railway Engineering. Esselen Park, Gauteng, South Africa.
2002 Developing business cases for integrated ECP braking plus distributed power. Proceedings of the Ninety-fourth Annual Convention, pp. 117-131. Chicago, IL: Air Brake Association.
2001 Strategies for freight train integrated ECP braking plus distributed power. Proceedings of the Fifth World Congress on Railway Research [CD-ROM]. Cologne, Germany.
2001 Progress with evaluation of cable-based ECP braking and distributed power. Proceedings of the Seventh International Heavy Haul Conference, pp. 517-524. Brisbane, QLD: International Heavy Haul Association & Railway Technical Society of Australasia.
2001 Soft science and heavy haul: Multivariate statistics and systemic drivers. Proceedings of the Seventh International Heavy Haul Conference, pp. 255-263. Brisbane, QLD: International Heavy Haul Association & Railway Technical Society of Australasia.
2000 Evaluation of wireline ECP braking and DP on the Ermelo-Richards Bay coal export line. Proceedings of the Ninety-second Annual Convention, pp. 156-174. Chicago, IL: Air Brake Association.
2000 A challenge to traditional perspectives on freight railway energy provisioning. Proceedings of the Interaction Programme “Alternate Traction Technologies.” Johannesburg, South Africa: International Union of Railways & Spoornet. It attracted editorial endorsement in International Railway Journal, Vol. 40(2), p. 1.
1999 Some insights from long, heavy, freight trains. Proceedings of the Interactive Seminar [CD-ROM]. Pretoria, South Africa: European Rail Research Institute & Spoornet.
1999 Freight railways for the new millennium: Africa as global player? Proceedings of the South African Transport Conference, Session 2C, pp. 1-13. Pretoria, South Africa.
1998 Towards the next level of train handling technology. Proceedings of the Ninetieth Annual Convention, pp. 159-172. Chicago, IL: Air Brake Association.
1997 Some practical alignment issues in transformation of a large, multicultural organization. Proceedings of the Fourth Annual International Conference on Advances in Management, p. 24. Rexdale, ON, Canada: Center for Advanced Studies in Management.
1997 Industrial Age meets Information Age: Heavy haul as freight railway survival strategy. Proceedings of the Sixth International Heavy Haul Railway Conference, Vol. 1, pp. 7-21. Cape Town, South Africa: International Heavy Haul Association.
1993 Safer, faster, heavier trains by optimising sensory feedback to drivers. Proceedings of the Fifth International Heavy Haul Railway Conference, pp. 25-30. Beijing, China: China Railway Society, China Academy of Railway Sciences, Beijing Railway Administration, & International Heavy Haul Association.
1993 Ermelo-Richards Bay in retrospect. In G.F. Allen (Ed.), Railway Technology International 1993, pp. 225, 227-228. London: Sterling.
1991 Optimisation of the economic relation between train handling and track maintenance. Proceedings of the Workshop on Maintenance of Way and Train Operations: Balancing the Conflicts, pp. 25-32. Vancouver, BC, Canada: International Heavy Haul Association & Railway Association of Canada.
1990 The interrelationships between train design, train handling, and longitudinal track loading. Proceedings of the Workshop on Heavy Axle Loads, pp. 22-1 to 22-8. Pueblo, CO: International Heavy Haul Association, Association of American Railroads, & U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration.
1990 21000 Tonne heavy-haul trains on the Ermelo-Richards Bay line. South African Mechanical Engineer, Vol. 40, pp. 189-193.
1989 Development of train handling techniques for 200-car trains on the Ermelo-Richards Bay line. Proceedings of the Fourth International Heavy Haul Railway Conference, pp. 574-578. Brisbane, QLD: The Institution of Engineers, Australia, & International Heavy Haul Association.
1988 Train handling techniques for 21 000 tonne trains on the Ermelo-Richards Bay line. First International Heavy Haul Railway Workshop. Beijing, China: International Heavy Haul Association.