Locomotives

As February ended, Siemens's Sacramento, Calif., plant sent out its 35th Amtrak Cities Sprinter 64 (ACS-64) electric locomotive, reaching the halfway mark of its planned delivery of 70 units.
South Africa's Transnet said Monday, March 2, 2015 it has concluded financing to acquire 1,064 locomotives, estimated to cost $4.3 billion, for its Transnet Freight Rail subsidiary, which were ordered…
Chicagoland's Metra has awarded Progress Rail Services Corp. a $91.1 million contract to rehabilitate 41 EMD F40PH-2 and F40PHM-2 locomotives to "like new" condition. The locomotives were manufactured between 1989…
Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area agency Metrolinx has issued a Request for Information (RFI) spanning a range of propulsion options for future GO Transit equipment, including electric multiple-units (EMUs), electric…
Simmons-Boardman Rail Group, which consists of Railway Age, Railway Track & Structures (RT&S), and International Railway Journal (IRJ), has been awarded the event guide contract and emedia partner for Railway…
Registration and hotel reservations have begun for Railway Interchange 2015, show host organizations announced Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015.
San Jose, Calif.-based Lilee Systems on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 announced "the availability of its TransAir™ LMS-2450 series, a locomotive messaging and application server (LMS) series that the company says…
Norfolk Southern has released for road testing the first of 25 GP33ECO emissions-friendly switching locomotives funded by the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program, and built by…
CSX on Dec. 18, 2014 celebrated the re-opening of the Chicago Locomotive Shop at Barr Yard in Riverdale, Ill. The historic facility, which had been shut down in 1992, reopened…
The 110-mph MPI HSP46 is the newest addition to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority regional rail locomotive fleet. MBTA is taking delivery on 40 HSP46 diesel-electric locomotives, nos. 2000-2039, built…
BNSF’s planned capital expenditures for 2015 will be $6 billion, another record for a company that, including next year’s amount, will have made more than $50 billion in capital investments…
ZTR™, a leading supplier of control systems for locomotive modernization and equipment monitoring, offers “flexible upgrade solutions for older locomotives to improve tractive effort, reliability, and locomotive health information, allowing…
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has released an RFP (Request for Proposals) for a U.S. consulting-engineering firm to provide technical assistance for the Asociación Mexicana de Ferrocarriles A.C.’s…
Penn State alumnus Gerhard A. Thelen, who retired in 2013 as Norfolk Southern Vice President, Operations Planning and Support, has created a scholarship fund for Penn State Altoona that will…
BNSF has passed 16 weeks of testing a National Railway Equipment high-adhesion NR33CDE-IAC locomotive, an EMD SD40-2 that has been modified to increase tractive effort and adhesion. The unit, says…
LNG or CNG? At the High Horsepower Summit in New Orleans, four newer players in the natural gas-powered-locomotive field described their plans.
Brookhaven Rail subsidiary Brookhaven Rail Terminal (BRT), Yaphank, N.Y., has taken delivery of a new Railserve DUAL LEAF® genset locomotive.
DB Schenker Rail, Germany, has awarded ZTR Control Systems a contract for more than 300 SmartStart® AESS (Automatic Engine Start-Stop) systems.
National Railway Equipment Co., headquartered in Mount Vernon, Ill., has completed transfer of the company to the newly formed NRE–Global Holdings Inc. (NRE), an Employee Stock Ownership Trust (ESOP). As…
CSX has entered into an agreement with Savage for mobile locomotive fueling services at 30 sites across the CSX network in the eastern U.S.
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