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GE sub reaches MOU with Russian railway
GE Transportation, Locorail, and Yakutia Railways in Russia announced Friday a Memorandum of Understanding "to explore the possibility of forming a strategic relationship to modernize diesel electric locomotives."
Hotstart makes first Japanese sale
Spokane, Wash.-based Hotstart, Inc. says Japan's Iwate Kaihatsu Railways has installed the company's HOTflow™ CSM Engine Heater on one of its locomotives.
GE Transportation marks good year
GE Transportation's fourth-quarter results included $252 million in earnings, or "segment profits," in the fourth quarter, up 11.5% from $226 million in the comparable 2011 quarter.
EMD gets Metrolink Tier 4 locomotive order
Metrolink's Board of Directors has authorized the purchase of EPA Tier 4 locomotives from Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD), which it says will reduce locomotive emissions by 86%.
New Gensets for UP at Proviso Yard
Union Pacific, which 10 years ago broke new ground in locomotive technology by working with a major supplier to develop a Genset locomotive for yard service, on Dec. 12 unveiled…
EMD opens Brazilian locomotive assembly site
Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD), a subsidiary of Progress Rail Services, a Caterpillar company, said Thursday it has officially opened its locomotive manufacturing facility in Seta Lagoas, Brazil, located in the state…
Iowa Interstate opens locomotive maintenance shop
Iowa Interstate Railroad Ltd. (IAIS) Wednesday said it has opened a new locomotive maintenance shop and crew change center near South Amana, Iowa.
Indiana Northeastern dedicates new locomotive maintenance facility
A new locomotive maintenance facility that will serve the Indiana Northeastern Railroad, a 123-mile short line headquartered in Hillsdale, Mich., was dedicated on Friday, Oct. 26.
New car shop under construction by The Andersons
The Andersons, Inc. announced the start of construction on a 27,300 square-foot railcar paint and blast shop adjacent to its repair facility in Maumee, Ohio. The facility is to be completed in…
EMD power shines in Caterpillar colors
Caterpillar, the parent company of Progress Rail Services, of which Electro-Motive Diesel is a subsidiary, showcased a new EMD SD70ACe locomotive decked out in familiar yet new-for EMD colors—Caterpillar’s distinctive…
Wabtec reports “strong” 3Q earnings, sales
Wabtec Corp. early Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings per diluted share of $1.30, up 35% from 96 cents per share in the third quarter of 2011 and a penny above Wall Street…
GE Transportation powers parent’s 3Q earnings
Erie, Pa.-based GE Transportation notched revenue of $1.4 billion in the third quarter, up 9% from the same period a year ago, and a profit of $265 million, up 35%…
RSI names board members, officers
The Railway Supply Institute Tuesday announced the election results for its Board of Directors, tallied after its annual meeting in Chicago last month, and the Board's 2013 officers.
NREC names Batley AVP
Mt. Vernon, Ill.-based National Railway Equipment Co. says Keith K. Batley has joined the company as assistant vice president, Sales and Marketing. Batley reports NREC President and CEO Steven L.…
Alstom unveils the first KZ8A freight locomotive
Alstom Transport President Henri Poupart-Lafarge on Tuesday unveiled the KZ8A, its first electric freight locomotive for the Kazakh Railways, Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ), at Alstom's plant in Belfort, France. On Wednesday,…
Railroad Financial Desk Book 2013
In October of each year, we put on our thinking caps and attempt to divine what is coming at us in the New Year—rail equipment and rail finance, that is.
CN testing LNG-fueled main line locomotives
CN is testing two main line diesel-electric locomotives fueled principally by LNG (liquefied natural gas) in revenue service in northern Alberta, Canada.
GE’s continental-European PowerHaul debuts at InnoTrans
At the InnoTrans 2012 expo in Berlin, GE Transportation unveiled its PowerHaul Series PH37ACai diesel-electric locomotive, which the company says “is continental Europe’s newest cross-border locomotive and our most technologically…
NS improves Carbon Disclosure Project score
Norfolk Southern Corp. said Wednesday it "has achieved its best-ever score in the S&P 500 Climate Change Report released by the Carbon Disclosure Project."
Bombardier, EMD team up to export locomotives
Bombardier Transportation and Electro-Motive Diesel ( a subsidiary of Progress Rail Services) announced Wednesday that they are joining forces to assemble diesel-electric locomotives in India. Bombardier will deliver locomotives to…
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