Locomotives

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%.
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…
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 Railroad Ltd. (IAIS) Wednesday said it has opened a new locomotive maintenance shop and crew change center near South Amana, Iowa.
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.
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…
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 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…
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%…
Exhibition sponsorship opportunities will be available for the first time at Railway Interchange 2013, the combined exhibition and technical conference, according to event organizers. Railway Interchange 2013 will take place…
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.
Railway Supply Institute President Tom Simpson said Wednesday RSI exhibit space for Railway Interchange/2013 is now available for sale online via RSI's website, www.rsiweb.org.
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 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,…
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 is testing two main line diesel-electric locomotives fueled principally by LNG (liquefied natural gas) in revenue service in northern Alberta, Canada.
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…
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 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…
CN Wednesday said it plans a C$12 million expansion of its Locomotive Reliability Centre (LRC), located in Prince George, British Columbia.
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