The rail industry tends to move at its own pace in terms of innovation. After all, trains have been running with technology of a certain vintage for a long time.
The good people at Pennsy Corporation move at a different pace entirely. They never sit still. Check out this AWESOME video of an austempered ductile iron (ADI) rerailer being tested with a 200 ton 6-axle locomotive. The old steel design was reconfigured for ADI with some impressive results in performance and lightweighting.
The video can be watched here:
Also, the ADI rerailer can be seen in the photo below. Be the first kid on your block to have a new ADI rerailer! Makes a great gift!