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John M. Samuels

Vice President of Engineering

Conrail

HQ Phone:  (215) 209-2000

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Conrail

1717 Arch Street Suite 3210

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,19103

United States

Company Description

Conrail offers the best alternative for shippers , communities , and economic development along the SP East lines. As an owning , not renting , railroad , Conrail is prepared to make a substantial investment in these assets. One of its first initiatives will b...more

Background Information

Employment History

President

Revenue Variable Engineering, LLC


Senior Vice President of Operations, Planning and Support

Norfolk Southern Corporation


Affiliations

Research Bank

Board Member


National Academy of Engineering

Member


ABET Inc

Chair of Industry Advisory Committee


Education

Kettering University


Doctorate degree

engineering

The Pennsylvania State University


Masters Degree

engineering

The Pennsylvania State University


Receives Honorary Degree


Web References(74 Total References)


About Us

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In 1993, responding to a request by Conrail's Vice President of Engineering, Dr. John Samuels, an air conditioning and heating unit, designed to cool, heat, ventilate and pressurize a maintenance machine operator's cab, was concepted by Jeremy Crews, chief engineer and founder of Cardinal Research Corporation, a company with 40 years of specialty air conditioning design experience in the marine industry, based in Richmond, Virginia.


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John Samuels confirms the color shift.
He began working with Conrail as a consultant in 1976 and joined the company two years later, becoming assistant vice president of industrial engineering. However, Samuels says the paint alone was not solely responsible for the early lighter blue shade. The original paint would blanch when exposed over time to the sun. "Laboratory tests found that the original CR blue paint began chalking after only about one year of service, compared to our desire to have a locomotive paint job last eight years," Samuels says. "The side print was for the public, but the nose print was so Conrail train crews could be reminded of our Quality efforts by seeing that on the nose as they passed each other," Samuels says. The final paint variation was perhaps the most striking: 30 SD80MACs built by EMD in 1995-96 came with a sweeping "white smile" treatment on the nose - a unique scheme confined to a unique locomotive model. (Only Conrail received SD80MACs.) "The different paint job was done to make sure both the train crews and repair forces knew the locomotives were different," explains Samuels, who was vice president of mechanical when Conrail placed the order with EMD.


Conrail News Release - NR960402

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PHILADELPHIA, April 2, 1996 -- Dr. John M. Samuels, Conrail's Vice President-Operating Assets, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest honors that can be accorded an engineer. According to the Academy, membership honors those who have made "important contributions to engineering theory and practice," and those who have demonstrated "unusual accomplishment in the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology." "Obviously, I am honored by this selection," said Dr. Samuels."But it is an honor for Conrail and all of its employees as well." "We are always looking at ways to improve our rail transportation service as a part of our overall goal of helping our customers grow," Samuels said."What is rewarding to me is Conrail's continual support of and emphasis on engineering, science and technology as a part of that process." In congratulating Dr. Samuels on his election to the Academy, David M. LeVan, Conrail's President and Chief Executive Officer, noted that "John brings tremendous intelligence, focus and dedication to his efforts on behalf of Conrail and its customers.In congratulating Dr. Samuels on his election to the Academy, David M. LeVan, Conrail's President and Chief Executive Officer, noted that "John brings tremendous intelligence, focus and dedication to his efforts on behalf of Conrail and its customers.Samuels and 77 other electees will be inducted to the Academy for 1996 at ceremonies in early October. Samuels, 52, joined Conrail in 1978.Since 1990, he has served, in order, as Vice President-Continuous Quality Improvement, Vice President-Engineering, Vice President- Mechanical, and Vice President-Operating Assets. A 1966 graduate of the General Motors Institute, Dr. Samuels holds Masters and Doctorate degrees in engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.He was a member of the Penn State faculty between 1968 and 1978. Conrail, with corporate headquarters in Philadelphia, operates an 11,000 mile rail freight network in 12 Northeastern and Midwestern states, the District of Columbia, and the Province of Quebec. Freight Service | Employment | Briefing Book | FAQs | Resources | Contacts | HomeCONSOLIDATED RAIL CORPORATION


Norfolk Southern Fills Senior Positions

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John M. Samuels , senior_vice_president Operations Planning and Support , Norfolk , including responsibility for Material Management and Research and Tests.Samuels joined Conrail in 1978 and most recently was named NS vice_president_Operations Planning and Budget in 1998.


FREIGHT CAR ON-BOARD HEALTH & SAFETY MONITORING

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John Samuels I attended as the designated representative of the IEEE Rail Transit Vehicle Interface Standards Committee. (IEEE paid all expenses for the trip) Speakers included John Samuels, Conrail VP, Gerald Anderson of AAR, Nick Marsh of BNSF, Bob Ralph of Norfolk Southern, Bob Hulik of TTX, Roger Hawkins of GE Railcar, and John Punwani of FRA.John Samuels' position at Conrail (while it lasts) is relatively unique among the major railroads.He is in charge of all operating assets - track, equipment, signals, communications.This gives him a fuller perspective on operational problems than most, and minimizes executive finger-pointing.Basically, it's all his fault.He noted that the driving force behind in-train equipment monitoring was direct cost savings - no surprise there - but that the potential magnitudes of these savings are often underestimated because accountants have difficulty determining the full value of increased reliability, which may include enhanced revenue from new or retained customers.He noted also that the typical method by which specific causes are assigned to specific train delays and service reliability problems tends to hide the true impact of equipment failures.He used the example of a locomotive breakdown: the extent of delays due to this one breakdown obviously includes not only the time lost by the broken-down train but also the time lost by any following or opposing trains in having to wait for the broken-down train to move.Too often, 'however, these "second order delays" are recorded against "transportation" rather than "equipment."One goal of in-train equipment monitoring is to supplement specialized wayside technologies in moving from time-based to condition-based maintenance, and FRA is fully behind the idea.


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