Locomotives

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EMD protests locomotive contract award Electro-Motive Diesel has filed a formal protest with the Illinois Department of Transportation over the Multi-State Locomotive Procurement contract for up to 35 125-mph diesel-electric locomotives, for which Siemens Industry received a Notice of Intent to Award on Dec. 18, 2013. IDOT, in conjunction with the California Department of Transportation and the Washington Department of Transportation, issued the procurement and formed the joint purchasing entities (JPEs).

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Wabtec Corp. on Wednesday, April 22, 2014 reported record results for first-quarter 2014 and affirmed its 2014 guidance for earnings per diluted share of about $3.45, with revenues expected to be up about 15% for the year. Wabtec’s first quarter sales...
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Vancouver, British Columbia-based Westport Innovations, has delivered the first of four liquefied natural gas (LNG) tenders ordered by Canadian National (CN) to Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD, which is developing a pilot low-pressure LNG diesel dual-fuel locomotive for the Class I railroad). For...
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MTA Metro-North Railroad has appointed three industry veterans to executive posts in its transportation, mechanical, and engineering divisions, as part of a major reorganization, newly appointed President Joe Giulietti announced in early April. Amtrak and New Jersey Transit veteran Kevin J....
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“The Spirit of Roanoke”—Norfolk & Western Class J 611, which has sat silently at the Virginia Museum of Transportation for the past 20 years—will soon be headed to Spencer, N.C., for restoration by the North Carolina Transportation Museum. Planned work includes...
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Norfolk Southern and partners Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum and Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society have launched a new season of “21st Century Steam” excursions has launched, with 18 excursions scheduled in seven states from April through July. Two classic steam locomotives...

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For the past four decades, former Norfolk & Western and Southern Pacific locomotive engineer Doyle McCormack has coddled the most familiar steam locomotive operating in North America. Now, Chief Mechanical Officer McCormack and his team of volunteers are re-assembling the 433-ton...
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For those of you unable to join the more than 400 attendees at Rail Equipment Finance 2014, “Financial Edge” is here to help. Generally, one could not have attended a conference more optimistic and enthusiastic about the marketplace. There were notes...
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Winona, Minn.-based Miller Ingenuity (formerly Miller Felpax), a supplier of gear case seals, locomotive truck parts kits, and heavy-duty wear parts, has acquired Buffalo Grove, Ill.-based Larry McGee Co., a supplier of onboard- and office-based communications interface panels and systems...
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The Illinois Department of Transportation, on behalf of the states of Illinois, California, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington, on March 18, 2014 formally granted the Siemens Rail Systems Division an official Notice to Proceed on 32 “Charger” diesel-electric passenger locomotives. The...
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Transnet, South Africa’s state-owned freight transport and logistics company, on March 17, 2014 awarded US$4.7 billion in contracts for 1,064 locomotives to four global original equipment manufacturers—General Electric South Africa Technologies (a unit of U.S.-based GE Transportation), CNR Rolling Stock...