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Transnet financing aids big locomotive buy
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…
Progress Rail gets Metra locomotive rehab work
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…
Metrolinx RFI eyes EMU and locomotive options
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 awarded Railway Interchange 2015 event guide contract and electronic media partnership
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…
Railway Interchange 2015 registration, hotel reservations now open
Registration and hotel reservations have begun for Railway Interchange 2015, show host organizations announced Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015.
Lilee Systems debuts communications package
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 unveils first publicly funded, emissions-friendly locomotives
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 re-opens Chicago Locomotive Shop
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 bumps capex to $6 billion for 2015
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 offers locomotive overhaul technologies
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…
Mexican railways seek assistance on “green” locomotives
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…
Thelen creates scholarship fund for Penn State Altoona RTE program
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…
NRE 4321 shoving strong after 16 weeks
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…
Four paths to natural gas
LNG or CNG? At the High Horsepower Summit in New Orleans, four newer players in the natural gas-powered-locomotive field described their plans.
Railserve DUAL-LEAF® on-site at Brookhaven Rail Terminal
Brookhaven Rail subsidiary Brookhaven Rail Terminal (BRT), Yaphank, N.Y., has taken delivery of a new Railserve DUAL LEAF® genset locomotive.
ZTR wins SmartStart® contract in Germany
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. now 100% employee-owned
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 awards Savage locomotive mobile fueling services contract
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.
Ex-Im Bank financing GE locomotives for Indonesia
Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (Ex-Im Bank) Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg, GE Transportation President and CEO Russell Stokes, and Indonesia's PT Kereta Api (PTKAI) of Jakarta President and…
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