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First locomotive rebuild for Motive Power Resources Motive Power Resources announced that it has completed its first locomotive overhaul at its new heavy overhaul and repair facility in Minooka, Ill.

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Motive Power Resources announced that it has completed its first locomotive overhaul at its new heavy overhaul and repair facility in Minooka, Ill. The rebuilt EMD SD38, upgraded with a ZTR Nexus system, rebuilt mechanicals and other upgrades, was shipped to...
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Deep snowpack at higher elevations, an early spring thaw, and heavy rainfall are severely affecting rail lines in the Pacific Northwest, particularly in the panhandle of northern Idaho. At one point during the past week, the main lines of BNSF, Union...
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The locomotive refueling track in TransNet’s San Ysidro Yard in San Diego, Calif., received an environmentally friendly improvement with the addition of new, custom-designed spill-containment pans from Trans Environmental Systems, Inc. (TESI). These heavy- duty, steel track pans were specifically designed...
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Wi-Tronix, LLC of Bolingbrook, Ill., announced that it has signed a contract to provide its Wi-Nostix predictive diagnostics software-as-a-service for Co-Operative Bulk Handling Group, Australia’s largest grain co-op. Headquartered in Perth, CBH will enable its entire fleet of 25 locomotives with...
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Trimble announced that it is partnering with Alsip, Ill.-based Railhead Corp. to integrate real-time remote monitoring, diagnostics and on-board video to enhance locomotive asset utilization and productivity. As part of the collaboration, Railhead will also offer the Trimble R2M remote diagnostic...

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Wi-Tronix, LLC of Bolingbrook, Ill., announced that it has signed a contract to provide its Wi-Nostix predictive diagnostics software-as-a-service for Co-Operative Bulk Handling Group, Australia’s largest grain co-op. Headquartered in Perth, CBH will enable its entire fleet of 25 locomotives with...
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Trimble announced that it is partnering with Alsip, Ill.-based Railhead Corp. to integrate real-time remote monitoring, diagnostics and on-board video to enhance locomotive asset utilization and productivity. As part of the collaboration, Railhead will also offer the Trimble R2M remote diagnostic...
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Europe’s largest rail freight carrier, DB Cargo, and GE Transportation have signed an agreement to digitize 250 locomotives across Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Poland over the next five years. The deal is GE Transportation’s first European digital contract and...
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Former New York MTA Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast was honored as Railway Age’s 54th Railroader of the Year at a dinner of the Western Railway Club on March 14 at the historic Union League Club, Chicago. Prendergast recently retired from...
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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) on March 6 awarded NRE a five-year contract to overhaul six EMD GP40-2H locomotives that are part of the state’s fleet and operated on the Shore Line East service. The locomotives, which were originally built...

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