Locomotives

Progress Rail has signed an agreement to acquire Downer EDI’s freight rail business, Downer Freight Rail, an Australian railcar company.
Come Feb. 1, 2018, the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) will have new leadership, as President Tom Simpson, who has spent nearly 30 years at the organization, retires. Mike O’Malley, a…
Strato, Inc.’s Quality Management System has been certified to ISO 9001:2015, superseding the company’s previous ISO 9001:2008 certification, and one year earlier than required.
Financial Edge, November 2017: Last month’s Railroad Financial Desk Book identified the influx of new investment capital as a cause for concern for railcar investors. Not discussed was that as…
The New York & Atlantic Railway (NY&A), Waste Management of New York (WMNY) and the New York City Department of Sanitation have joined forces on a Locomotive Repower Project to…
Monday the 13th at General Electric: The 125-year-old corporation, among the world’s oldest, announced a massive, aggressive downsizing and restructuring, a reduced dividend, and an in-the-works divestiture of its storied…
Metra, the commuter rail division of Chicago’s Regional Transportation Authority, approved a 2018 budget that raises fares and cuts some trains in a bid to close a $45-million operating deficit.
While CSX this year has made headlines for all the wrong reasons, it gave the railroad industry a surprise gift for the holidays, rolling out a heritage locomotive to lead…
Florida East Coast Railway has become the first North American railroad to adopt LNG (liquefied natural gas) for its entire line-haul locomotive fleet. FECR on Nov. 9, in partnership with…
Joseph Parsons will take on the newly-created title of general manager at the Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS), effective Nov. 3, concurrent with the retirement of Jerome Lipka from the position…
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