Locomotives

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Growing, yet aging—gradually In Railinc’s annual review of the North American locomotive fleet, data showed the fleet continued growing in 2014. Locomotives have long service lives, and their average and median ages both increased in 2014.

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Coos Bay Rail Link (CBRL) is naming one of its eight locomotives in honor of Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Chief Commercial Officer Martin Callery in what the company calls a “time-honored tradition of railroading.” Callery retires July 31,...
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Yangtze Railroad Materials has formed a joint venture with Anyang Railway Equipment LLC, a top Chinese materials manufacturer based in the city of Anyang, in the Henan Province of China, the company announced on July 28, 2015. Yangtze, an AAR/M-1003- and...
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Wabtec has confirmed that it plans to acquire Faiveley Transport for a total purchase price of $1.8 billion, including assumed debt, which if approved, will create one of the world's largest rail equipment supply companies. Faiveley Transport, which employs 5700 people...
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Wabtec Corp. on June 23, 2015 reported record results for second-quarter 2015. Second-quarter sales were a record $847 million, 16% higher than the year-ago quarter, due to strong growth in the company’s Freight Group. Operating income was a record $156 million,...
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Predikto, Inc. announced on July 14, 2015 a new collaborative effort, where New York Air Brake, Inc. (NYAB) will incorporate the company’s auto-dynamic predictive analytics platform, MAX, into its LEADER (Locomotive Engineer Assist/Display & Event Recorder) advanced train control technology...

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Miner Enterprises has promoted 24-year Engineering Department employee Andrew Kries to Director of Engineering. He replaces Bob Pokorski, who is taking on a new position at Trinity Rail. Described by Miner as one of the company’s key business leaders, Kries moves...
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Keolis Commuter Services has named United Airlines aircraft maintenance veteran Kenneth Trahan as Chief Mechanical Officer for its Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail system operations and maintenance contract, the company announced on July 8, 2015. Trahan will manage Keolis’...
growing-yet-aging—gradually
In Railinc’s annual review of the North American locomotive fleet, data showed the fleet continued growing in 2014. Locomotives have long service lives, and their average and median ages both increased in 2014. Key findings Locomotives continue to join the fleet at...
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The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) announced on June 30, 2015 this year’s recipients of $224 million in competitive grants that support high-quality public transportation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions causing worldwide climate change. The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund is providing...
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With the launch of Union Pearson Express (UPE) connecting Lester B. Pearson International Airport to Toronto Union Station on June 6, the Cummins QSK19-R becomes the first railcar diesel engine produced in North America certified to meet U.S. Environmental Protection...