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Izmir, Turkey, has placed a $52.7 million order for an undisclosed number of light rail vehicles (LRVs) from China’s CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Research Institute Co., Ltd. The LRVs will begin being delivered in June 2012. 

According to the English-language edition of People’s Daily, the order is the first where passenger rail vehicles incorporating China’s own intellectual property rights are being sold to “the European market.” Izmir lies on Turkey’s western coast along the Aegean Sea, making its actual location on the Asian continent.

--> Izmir, Turkey, has placed a $52.7 million order for an undisclosed number of light rail vehicles (LRVs) from China’s CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Research Institute Co., Ltd. The LRVs will begin being delivered in June 2012.  ...
Tom Judge, who has been Editor of Railway Track & Structures magazine since joining Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation in July 1998, will be retiring effective Dec. 31, 2010. Managing Editor Mischa Wanek-Libman, who has been with the publication nine years, will become Editor of ...
Harsco Corp. said Thursday it has landed two new railway equipment orders in China totaling close to $11 million. The orders, both for major rapid transit system operators in China, call for 20-stone rail grinders for delivery in 2011. ...
U.S. carload freight gained 4.9% in the week ending November 6 over the comparable week one year ago, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. Intermodal continued its more torrid advance, up 11.7% compared with one year ago. ...
New York City, claiming fiscal constraints, declined to contribute to the $8.7 billion Access to the Region’s Core project designed to increase trans-Hudson passenger rail capacity between New York and New Jersey. But city real estate interests have made it clear they’ll accept $3.3 bil ...
Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell on Wednesday announced $32.5 million in state grants to 38 rail projects in 28 counties that he said “will upgrade and add capacity, stimulate local economies, and provide as many as 2,500 jobs.”“Transportation investment equals jobs, ...

DOT Secretary Ray LaHood had a blunt message Tuesday for states that want to spend their high speed rail grants on highways or rail freight projects: Use the grants for passenger rail or return the money to Washington, said LaHood.

FuelQuest, Inc., an on-demand software and services company for the energy industry, said Wednesday BNSF Railway has extended its use of FuelQuest’s Fuel Management System (FMS) and Zytax tax automation software and services for an additional five years. “We require a solutio ...
Wabtec Corp. Wednesday said it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Swiger Coil Systems, a manufacturer of traction motors and electric coils for rail and power generation markets. Cleveland-based Swiger Coil has annual sales of about $35 million. Wabtec expects the transaction to be accr ...
The Greenbrier Cos. Wednesday released results for the company’s fiscal fourth quarter ended August 31, with net earnings of $7.7 million, or 33 cents per diluted share, compared with net earnings of $6.1 million, also 33 cents per diluted share, in the prior year’s fourth quarter. ...
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