Locomotives

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First Metrolink F125 locomotive unveiled in Los Angeles Southern California locomotive commuter rail operator Metrolink unveiled its first EMD F125 diesel locomotive at Los Angeles Union Station on July 18. The F125 is compliant with the latest U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 emissions standards and will reduce particulate matter and nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 85%.

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Wabtec Corp. on July 25, 2016 reported second-quarter results affected by lower freight sector-related revenues. Sales for the quarter were $724 million, with higher sales in the Transit Group more than offset by lower sales in the Freight Group, which were...
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Ithaca, N.Y.-based Smith Marketing Services has been awarded a contract for leading the branding effort for Railway Interchange 2017, to be held in Indianapolis Sept. 17-20, 2017. Railway Interchange is North America’s largest freight rail tradeshow. The event, which attracts upwards...
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More than 700 employees attended a ceremony to mark the rollout of the 1,000th locomotive from the GE Manufacturing Solutions plant in Fort Worth, Tex., on July 7, three-and-a-half years after the start of production at the facility. The 1,000th locomotive...
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The first two Siemens SC-44 Charger diesel passenger locomotives have arrived in Colorado for the start of testing at TTCI’s Pueblo, Colo., facility. Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) awarded Siemens a $228 million contract in 2014 to supply 32 of the...
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For the first time, the Government of Canada is attempting to regulate air pollutant emissions from locomotives. The proposed regulations are being developed under the Railway Safety Act, with a focus on health and the environment. Transport Canada, the Canadian government's...

first-siemens-charger-locomotives-head-to-ttci
The first two Siemens SC-44 Charger diesel passenger locomotives have arrived in Colorado for the start of testing at TTCI’s Pueblo, Colo., facility. Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) awarded Siemens a $228 million contract in 2014 to supply 32 of the...
canada-introduces-regulations-for-air-pollutant-emissions-from-locomotives
For the first time, the Government of Canada is attempting to regulate air pollutant emissions from locomotives. The proposed regulations are being developed under the Railway Safety Act, with a focus on health and the environment. Transport Canada, the Canadian government's...
russia-finances-cuban-locomotive-modernization
The government of Cuba signed a €190 million ($215.75 million) loan agreement with the Russian Agency for Export Credit and Investment Insurance (Exiar) during the June 16-18, 2016 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The loan will be used by Cuban...
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Whiting Corp., a North American manufacturer of custom-built rail maintenance equipment and overhead cranes, is acquiring certain railcar and locomotive repair assets from L.B. Foster Rail Technologies, Inc. Known for its Portable Electric Jacks, Drop Tables, Transit Maintenance Systems, and other...
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The newest, lighter-weight version of the ZTR Control Systems KickStart locomotive battery assist uses supercapacitor technology to augment the power required to start the locomotive engine, minimizing the drop in battery voltage during start. KickStart has been redesigned with functional improvements...