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Canada to finance Angolan locomotive order
Canada’s export credit agency, Export Development Canada (EDC), has agreed to provide Angola with a $US 429.5 million loan to finance the purchase of 100 locomotives from General Electric (GE),…
Amsted Rail, GE form strategic partnership
Amsted Rail and GE Transportation have formed a joint venture “to combine GE’s experience in train management and locomotive monitoring with Amsted Rail’s expertise in onboard monitoring of railcar component…
For Progress Rail/EMD, two LNG systems
Working with the Rail Division of parent company Caterpillar Inc., Progress Rail/Electro-Motive Diesel is developing two LNG (liquefied natural gas) systems for the EMD 710 Series engine: Dynamic Gas Blending™…
GE and Intel unveil "superbrain" for locomotives
GE Transportation, in collaboration with Intel Corp., introduced a “superbrain” platform solution for locomotives that transforms them into mobile data headquarters, “helping make trains smarter and faster.”
Strato among top New Jersey businesses
Long-time rail industry supplier Strato, Inc., which designs and manufactures airbrake hose and components, freight and passenger car parts, castings and fabrications and provides custom product design and engineering services,…
NYAB’s Carr awarded Goodwyn Holmes Medallion
The Coal Institute has honored New York Air Brake Senior Regional Sales Manager-Southeast U.S Tim Carr with the Goodwyn Holmes Medallion.
InnoTrans: Let’s support our USA Pavilion
InnoTrans, the semi-annual global railway industry trade exhibition and the largest event of its type, is offering discounted tickets to North American attendees.
Charger burning up the rails in Pueblo
Siemens’ new higher-speed Charger diesel-electric passenger locomotive is undergoing a comprehensive testing program at the Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) in Pueblo, Colo., prior to entry into revenue service in…
CMQ, Railway Age's 2016 Regional Railroad of the Year, begins receiving new locomotives
On Friday, July 29, Central Maine & Quebec Railway (CMQ) took delivery of its first of eight rebuilt Electro-Motive Division (EMD) GP38-3 locomotive, #3812, in the company’s new corporate paint…
Wabtec reports 2Q16 results, updates full-year guidance
Wabtec Corp. on July 25, 2016 reported second-quarter results affected by lower freight sector-related revenues.
SMS secures Railway Interchange 2017 contract
Ithaca, N.Y.-based Smith Marketing Services has been awarded a contract for leading the branding effort for Railway Interchange 2017, to be held in Indianapolis Sept. 17-20, 2017.
First Metrolink F125 locomotive unveiled in Los Angeles
Southern California locomotive commuter rail operator Metrolink unveiled its first EMD F125 diesel locomotive at Los Angeles Union Station on July 18. The F125 is compliant with the latest U.S.…
GE Manufacturing Solutions celebrates 1,000th locomotive
More than 700 employees attended a ceremony to mark the rollout of the 1,000th locomotive from the GE Manufacturing Solutions plant in Fort Worth, Tex., on July 7, three-and-a-half years…
Brightline gears up with first engine install
Brightline announced June 28 that it is celebrating another milestone in the building of its trainsets as it installed the Cummins prime-mover into its first diesel-electric Charger locomotive at the…
First Siemens Charger locomotives head to TTCI
The first two Siemens SC-44 Charger diesel passenger locomotives have arrived in Colorado for the start of testing at TTCI’s Pueblo, Colo., facility.
Canada proposing locomotive emissions regs
For the first time, the Government of Canada is attempting to regulate air pollutant emissions from locomotives. The proposed regulations are being developed under the Railway Safety Act, with a…
Russia finances Cuban locomotive modernization
The government of Cuba signed a €190 million ($215.75 million) loan agreement with the Russian Agency for Export Credit and Investment Insurance (Exiar) during the June 16-18, 2016 St. Petersburg…
Whiting, L.B. Foster strike a deal
Whiting Corp., a North American manufacturer of custom-built rail maintenance equipment and overhead cranes, is acquiring certain railcar and locomotive repair assets from L.B. Foster Rail Technologies, Inc.
ZTR gives locomotive batteries a new KickStart
The newest, lighter-weight version of the ZTR Control Systems KickStart locomotive battery assist uses supercapacitor technology to augment the power required to start the locomotive engine, minimizing the drop in…
Cleaner, greener New York railroads
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) have partnered with the Mohawk, Adirondack & Northern Railroad (MHWA) of Utica and…
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