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Locomotive backlog cited in GE 3Q earnings
A strong backlog of manufactured goods orders, including locomotives and jet engines, helped drive third-quarter earnings for Fairfield, Conn.-based General Electric Co., which reported financial results Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.
Metrolinx taps Wabtec for Tier 4 locomotives
Wilmerding, Pa.-based Wabtec Corp. said Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 its MotivePower subsidiary has signed a US$63 million contract with Canada's Metrolinx to build 10 new, low-emission locomotives.
GE Transportation showcases new technologies at Railway Interchange 2013
At Railway Interchange 2013 in Indianapolis, GE Transportation is featuring new technologies in the areas of EPA Tier 4 emissions compliance, LNG fuel, and web-based asset management.
Cummins unveils QSK95 Tier 4 engine; INDR is first customer
At Railway Interchange 2013, Cummins Inc. introduced its 4,200-hp (3,132 kW) QSK95 Power Module that meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 regulations for line-haul locomotives taking effect Jan.…
Will LNG be a railroad game-changer?
By David Lehlbach, Oliver Wyman, for Railway Age Weighing the pros and cons of transitioning from diesel.
A few clean breakthroughs
Railroads and locomotive builders are prepared to meet the EPA's tough Tier 4 emissions standards. Meanwhile, LNG has taken center stage as a potential replacement for diesel fuel.
A stronger network, with more capacity
How BNSF is leveraging a record $4.3 billion in capital investment.
NYAB names execs to engineering, quality and program management posts
New York Air Brake has appointed Bill Kleftis Vice President of Engineering and Dr. Karen Tichenor Vice President of Quality and Program Management.
Wabtec acquires Longwood
Wabtec Corp. has acquired Longwood Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty rubber products for transportation, oil and gas, and industrial markets, with annual sales of about $70 million. Wabtec expects…
For A&M, new power from EMD
Electro-Motive Diesel has delivered three SD70ACe demonstrator locomotives to the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad—the first AC traction locomotives for the independent Class III carrier.
Hunter Harrison to regulator: Don’t mess with my productivity
The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) on Sept. 13, 2013, ordered Canadian Pacific Railway to immediately cease and desist “load testing” and idling operations in proximity to its Locomotive Reliability Centre…
Virginia short line displays heritage colors
The Norfolk & Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad (N&PBL), a switching and terminal railroad that serves customers in Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Portsmouth, Va., is celebrating its 115th anniversary this month with…
Amtrak ACS-64 begins NEC testing
One of three Amtrak ACS-64 (Amtrak Cities Sprinter) electric locomotives from Siemens Mobility, no. 602, has begun testing on the Boston-New York-Washington Northeast Corridor and Philadelphia-Harrisburg Keystone Corridor in preparation…
Experts weigh in on LNG
Programs to evaluate LNG (liquefied natural gas) as a locomotive fuel are expanding throughout the rail industry, led by such stakeholders as GE Transportation, Electro-Motive Diesel, BNSF, Union Pacific, CN,…
Rick Corman, 1955-2013
Richard J. “Rick" Corman, founder of R. J. Corman Railroad Group, died the morning of Aug. 23, 2013, following a 12-year battle with multiple myeloma. Corman died at his home…
FRA issues RFP for PRIIA 305 HrSR locomotives
The Federal Railroad Administration has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for 35 high-performance diesel-electric locomotives built to standardized technical specifications developed by the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act…
Amtrak ACS-64 testing under way
Amtrak’s new ACS-64 (Cities Sprinter) electric locomotives from Siemens Mobility are now in a comprehensive and rigorous testing program in preparation for entering service on the Washington-Philadelphia-New York-Boston Northeast Corridor…
UP: A return to steam for Big Boy 4014
One of the largest and perhaps most famous steam locomotives ever built—Union Pacific’s articulated 4-8-8-4 “Big Boy” No. 4014—will be restored to operating condition by UP’s Cheyenne, Wyo.-based Heritage Fleet…
CMA, LRIW set Railway Interchange 2013 agendas
The Coordinated Mechanical Associations—comprising the Air Brake Association (ABA), International Association of Railroad Operating Officers (IAROO), Locomotive Maintenance Officers Association (LMOA), Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services (MARTS)—and the League of…
MBTA bumps locomotive order to 40 units
MotivePower, a unit of Wabtec Corp., has signed a contract with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to supply 13 additional, next-generation HSP46 passenger locomotives to be delivered in 2014. The…
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