Locomotives

progress-rail-rolls-out-t4-repower-switcher
Progress Rail announced it has successfully completed initial emissions testing of a new switching locomotive, the EMD24B, and has begun the process of certifying the locomotive for EPA Tier 4 emissions standards. Rated at 2,000 horsepower, the EMD24B comes equipped with...
for-wabtec-a-challenging-2016
Wabtec Corp. on Feb. 21 reported results for 2016’s fourth quarter and full year, and issued financial guidance for 2017, that reflects “significant headwinds” in the freight and industrial markets, as well as ongoing effects from its acquisition of Faiveley...
china-to-order-586-locomotives-40000-freight-cars
China Railway Investment Corporation (CRIC) has issued RFPs (requests for proposals) for contracts to supply 586 electric locomotives and 40,000 freight cars to China Railway Corporation (CRC). The electric locomotive order is divided into three lots, comprising 91 160km/h (100 mph)...
ge-plants-women-stem-seeds
GE on Feb. 13 announced goals of having 20,000 women fill STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) roles by 2020 and obtaining 50:50 representation in all the company’s technical entry-level programs. “The program will significantly increase the representation of women in...
in-chicago-norfolk-southern-opens-locomotive-repair-center
Norfolk Southern today opened a new locomotive maintenance and repair facility in Chicago, enhancing its services in the largest U.S. rail hub. The $9.5-million center expands the railroad’s locomotive repair capabilities in the Chicago region. The railroad previously moved locomotives requiring...

ge-plants-women-stem-seeds
GE on Feb. 13 announced goals of having 20,000 women fill STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) roles by 2020 and obtaining 50:50 representation in all the company’s technical entry-level programs. “The program will significantly increase the representation of women in...
in-chicago-norfolk-southern-opens-locomotive-repair-center
Norfolk Southern today opened a new locomotive maintenance and repair facility in Chicago, enhancing its services in the largest U.S. rail hub. The $9.5-million center expands the railroad’s locomotive repair capabilities in the Chicago region. The railroad previously moved locomotives requiring...
trimble-acquires-beena-vision
Technology solutions company Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif., has acquired railroad automatic wayside machine-vision inspection systems supplier Beena Vision Systems Inc. for an undisclosed sum. Norcross, Ga.-based Beena Vision will become a part of Trimble’s Engineering and Construction Segment. Trimble says the acquisition...
union-pacific-delays-through-nevada-pnw
Withering winter weather is playing havoc with Union Pacific trains from Nevada up through the Pacific Northwest.   The railroad on Thursday said a broken dam in northeast Nevada flooded its tracks and halted operations between Montello, Nev., and Ogden, Utah. “Trains approaching...
ltk-engineering-services-promotes-five
LTK Engineering Services announced a series of promotions to its management team. James Dietz has been named Vice-President, Vehicle Engineering. He will oversee the hiring, growth, and development of all of LTK’s vehicle engineers, and work with the company’s regional managers....

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