Wednesday, February 11, 2009

GO Transit orders locomotives from MotivePower

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Wabtec Corp. says its MotivePower subsidiary has been awarded an $85 million option order to build an additional 20 MPXpress locomotives for GO Transit. The contract follows an original order for 27 locomotives, already delivered.

The 20 additional units, to be built at MotivePower’s facility in Boise, Idaho, will be delivered beginning late this year. Wabtec says the locomotives will contain components produced by Wabtec and its other subsidiaries, including braking equipment, relays, contactors, air compressors, brake shoes, and radiators.

“This order is a nice addition to our backlog and reflects our leading role in the commuter locomotive market,” said Wabtec President and CEO Albert J. Neupaver.