Locomotives

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NRE 4321 shoving strong after 16 weeks BNSF has passed 16 weeks of testing a National Railway Equipment high-adhesion NR33CDE-IAC locomotive, an EMD SD40-2 that has been modified to increase tractive effort and adhesion. The unit, says NRE, is showing “promising results.”

ztr-offers-locomotive-overhaul-technologies
ZTR™, a leading supplier of control systems for locomotive modernization and equipment monitoring, offers “flexible upgrade solutions for older locomotives to improve tractive effort, reliability, and locomotive health information, allowing customers to quickly upgrade their fleet performance,” according to General...
mexican-railways-seek-assistance-on-“green”-locomotives
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has released an RFP (Request for Proposals) for a U.S. consulting-engineering firm to provide technical assistance for the Asociación Mexicana de Ferrocarriles A.C.’s (AMF) “Green Locomotive Technologies” study in Mexico. The objective of the...
thelen-creates-scholarship-fund-for-penn-state-altoona-rte-program
Penn State alumnus Gerhard A. Thelen, who retired in 2013 as Norfolk Southern Vice President, Operations Planning and Support, has created a scholarship fund for Penn State Altoona that will support students enrolled in the college’s Rail Transportation Engineering (RTE)...
four-paths-to-natural-gas
LNG or CNG? At the High Horsepower Summit in New Orleans, four newer players in the natural gas-powered-locomotive field described their plans. Based on the strong attendance at rail-related presentations at the 2014 High Horsepower Summit, hosted in New Orleans by...
railserve
Brookhaven Rail subsidiary Brookhaven Rail Terminal (BRT), Yaphank, N.Y., has taken delivery of a new Railserve DUAL LEAF® genset locomotive. The locomotive uses two single Cummins QSX15-L3-600 gensets “to minimize fuel usage and significantly reduce emissions while maintaining the performance of...

four-paths-to-natural-gas
LNG or CNG? At the High Horsepower Summit in New Orleans, four newer players in the natural gas-powered-locomotive field described their plans. Based on the strong attendance at rail-related presentations at the 2014 High Horsepower Summit, hosted in New Orleans by...
railserve
Brookhaven Rail subsidiary Brookhaven Rail Terminal (BRT), Yaphank, N.Y., has taken delivery of a new Railserve DUAL LEAF® genset locomotive. The locomotive uses two single Cummins QSX15-L3-600 gensets “to minimize fuel usage and significantly reduce emissions while maintaining the performance of...
ztr-wins-smartstart®-contract-in-germany
DB Schenker Rail, Germany, has awarded ZTR Control Systems a contract for more than 300 SmartStart® AESS (Automatic Engine Start-Stop) systems. The contract calls for systems that are EN50155 certified, as required by European railway standards. The contract was signed...
national-railway-equipment-co-now-100-employee-owned
National Railway Equipment Co., headquartered in Mount Vernon, Ill., has completed transfer of the company to the newly formed NRE–Global Holdings Inc. (NRE), an Employee Stock Ownership Trust (ESOP). As part of an ongoing branding campaign, the company will simply...
csx-awards-savage-locomotive-mobile-fueling-services-contract
CSX has entered into an agreement with Savage for mobile locomotive fueling services at 30 sites across the CSX network in the eastern U.S. Prior to the new agreement, Savage had been providing locomotive fueling services at four CSX sites. Savage...