Locomotives

New York Air Brake has appointed Michael J. Hawthorne as president, effective July 1, 2012, upon the retirement of J. Paul Morgan.
General Electric Co. Tuesday said it will expand its new, advanced manufacturing battery factory in Schenectady, N.Y., which is part of the company's new Energy Storage business.
R.J. Corman Railpower Locomotives Wednesday said an RP14BD GenSet Switcher is destined for the Alabama State Port Authority's Terminal Railway (TASD).
Sygnet Rail Technologies Tuesday announced it has entered into an agreement with EIF Locomotivas of Brazil to assist in the supply of four locomotives to Sao Paulo Metropolitan Train Company…
Railroads have always been fuel efficient. Locomotive manufacturers find themselves well-positioned to improve that efficiency still more, matching or exceeding expectations of governments worldwide.
Most years when we tackle this special issue on leasing, we lead with an article on “operating” leasing. We do this because many of our readers are operating lessors or…
New Jersey Transit’s newest locomotive made its first revenue service run May 30. The ALP-45DP (dual-power), described by NJT as a “hybrid” locomotive in that it operates under AC-catenary electric…
Talgo, Inc. opened its Milwaukee factory Sunday to visitors interested in seeing the company's Series 8 trains, manufactured for use by Amtrak on its Hiawatha service linking Milwaukee and Chicago.
Europorte, the rail freight subsidiary of the Eurotunnel Group, and Alstom on Thursday announced they have signed a partnership agreement covering the maintenance of 17 Alstom manufactured Prima locomotives now…
Erie, Pa.-based GE Transportation on Wednesday said it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with TransMashDiesel and JSC National Company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) to establish a diesel engine manufacturing…
Alstom said Tuesday it and DB Mobility Network Logistics AG have signed a contract for the takeover of the 49% stake held by DB Mobility Network Logistics AG in the…
Traktionsysteme Austria (TSA), a supplier of rail vehicle propulsion system components, has established a U.S. presence with Traction Systems, Inc., which will directly serve customers in North America.
Norfolk Southern said Thursday it has added the Monongahela Railway to the legacy railroads that the company is honoring with its 30th anniversary heritage paint schemes, bringing to 20 the…
MTA New York City Transit on May 1 took delivery of the first of 28 new diesel-electric locomotives it is acquiring from Wabtec subsidiary MotivePower, Inc.
Norfolk Southern reports that employees at its Enola Locomotive Shop made history in March "as the first in the company to surpass 2 million employee-hours without an injury."
Wabtec Corp's MotivePower subsidiary will build 10 locomotives for CFCLA Rail JV Pty Ltd., a joint venture of CFCL Australia Pty. Ltd. and Marubeni Corp. of Tokyo, the company announced Tuesday.
Union Pacific General Director Car and Locomotive Engineering Michael Iden, Chicago, Ill., has been awarded the 2012 John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award by the Association of American Railroads.
Axion Power International Inc. said Thursday it has received an order from Norfolk Southern Corp. for lead-carbon (PbC) batteries for use in a battery-powered locomotive.
Progress Rail Services Corp. says it has reached an agreement with Exeter, Calif.-based San Joaquin Valley Railroad, a RailAmerica subsidiary, to supply four repowered, low-emissions PR30B locomotives.
Wabtec Corp. on Tuesday reported record results for the 2012 first quarter. Sales were a best-ever $583 million, 28% higher than the year-ago quarter, due to strength in the Freight…
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