Locomotives

ZTR has introduced its Locomotive ELC (Electronic Load Controller), which the company describes as “a low cost way for switcher locomotives to improve reliability and adhesion.”
Amtrak has issued a request for information concerning 15 new Tier 4 diesel-electric locomotives, as well as one diesel switch yard locomotive.
Kansas City Southern has named Gary W. Jarboe Vice President Mechanical Operations for Kansas City Southern Railway (KCSR), closely coordinating with the leadership of Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A.…
ZTR Control Systems says that its Rail Division products are now in use in Africa, Australia, Europe, and all of the Americas, and this growing demand has prompted an increasing…
Cummins Inc. has begun construction of a global technical center office for its High-Horsepower Engine Business at its Seymour, Ind., facility on June 16. The Seymour Technical Center will be…
Anthony D. “Tony” Kruglinski, Founder and President of Railroad Financial Corporation and Railway Age’s long-time Financial Editor, died Sunday, June 15, at his home in West Orange, N.J., of pancreatic cancer.…
The Wyoming LNG Roadmap is a comprehensive analysis of the feasibility, potential, costs, and benefits of using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a supplement to diesel fuel in Wyoming’s high…
Conference registration and hotel reservations have begun for RSI/CMA 2014, the Railway Supply Institute's (RSI) annual trade show and conference, to be held in conjunction with the Railway Association of…
Wabtec Corp. has named Albert J. Neupaver Executive Chairman and promoted Raymond T. Betler to President and CEO, effective May 14, 2014. Betler was also appointed to the Wabtec Board…
Yet another fine example of the peak of American steam locomotive technology is emerging from retirement to delight fresh generations of railroad enthusiasts. Ex-Chesapeake & Ohio 2-6-6-2 1309 has been…
Cummins Inc. is now producing its Tier 4 Final-compliant QSK19-R diesel engine, which will power the new Nippon Sharyo diesel multiple-unit (DMU) trainsets designed for transit and regional/commuter services in…
General Electric, having given up on its efforts to acquire Ansaldo STS from Italian conglomerate Finmeccanica, is reportedly in negotiations with Alstom over a $13 billion takeover of the French…
Exhibit sales are now open for the USA Pavilion at the Business on Rails (NT Expo) trade show in São Paulo, Brazil, co-hosted by Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) and…
GATX Corp. on Thursday, April 24, 2014, reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for first-quarter 2014, beating Wall Street’s consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.06.
Wabtec Corp. on Wednesday, April 22, 2014 reported record results for first-quarter 2014 and affirmed its 2014 guidance for earnings per diluted share of about $3.45, with revenues expected to…
Vancouver, British Columbia-based Westport Innovations, has delivered the first of four liquefied natural gas (LNG) tenders ordered by Canadian National (CN) to Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD, which is developing a pilot…
MTA Metro-North Railroad has appointed three industry veterans to executive posts in its transportation, mechanical, and engineering divisions, as part of a major reorganization, newly appointed President Joe Giulietti announced…
“The Spirit of Roanoke”—Norfolk & Western Class J 611, which has sat silently at the Virginia Museum of Transportation for the past 20 years—will soon be headed to Spencer, N.C.,…
Norfolk Southern and partners Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum and Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society have launched a new season of “21st Century Steam” excursions has launched, with 18 excursions scheduled…
For the past four decades, former Norfolk & Western and Southern Pacific locomotive engineer Doyle McCormack has coddled the most familiar steam locomotive operating in North America.
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