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GE Transportation’s Digital Solutions bets big on Chicago
GE selected Chicago to be a core hub of its growing digital ecosystem and the company says it will provide deep investments to further advance its digital strategy.
New from Wi-Tronix: Violet™
On May 17, Wi-Tronix, a global provider of LDARS (Locomotive Data Acquisition Recording Systems), will unveil an all-new remote monitoring technology called Violet™, described as “a revolutionary solution that will…
WSDOT celebrates new locomotives milestone
The first engine has been installed in a new Siemens Charger locomotive, moving the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) one step closer to obtaining the state-of-the-art machines, the agency…
Prototype MP54AC delivered to Metrolinx, GO Transit
Wabtec Corp. subsidiary MotivePower has delivered a prototype MP54AC diesel-electric locomotive to Metrolinx, the regional transportation authority for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), for service on GO Transit.…
NYAB: “Safety glasses and smiles”
New York Air Brake LLC, part of the Knorr Bremse Group, is commemorating Engineers Week 2016, Feb. 21-27, through a lineup of events “that reaches out to future engineers and…
Rail equipment market: "Slow and steady growth, positive and healthy"
As many readers of the “Financial Edge” know, the end of 2015 saw the purchase of General Electric Railcar Services, one of the largest and in some ways oldest of…
Siemens Chargers coming to life
Siemens reached a production milestone at its Sacramento, Calif., manufacturing plant with installation of the first Cummins QSK95 diesel engine and traction alternator into the carbody of a new higher-speed…
Wabtec: Strong 2015, promising 2016
Wabtec Corporation on Feb. 18, 2016 reported record results for fourth-quarter 2015, as higher sales in the company’s Freight Group more than offset lower sales in the Transit Group, which…
Congressman Goodlatte tours PRS locomotive and rail car services facility
On Feb. 5, 2016, U.S. Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-06) joined National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) member—Progress Rail Services (PRS)—for a tour of its locomotive and rail car services…
Wi-Tronix forms customer strategy team
Wi-Tronix, LLC announced on Feb. 4, 2016 the formation of a new Customer Strategy department with Customer Care Manager roles. The team is being deployed in response to continued growth…
Rail figures big in GE’s Russian market endeavors
A strategic business plan signed by General Electric and Russian locomotive and car builder Transmashholding for a diesel powerplant joint venture is an important component of a plan for GE…
BNSF 2016 capex: $4.3 billion
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on Jan. 26, 2016 announced a $4.3 billion 2016 capital expenditure plan that “will focus on helping to ensure the company continues to operate a safe…
SISCOG wins VIA Rail Canada contract
SISCOG, a Portugal-based software company that specializes in solutions for optimized planning and management of resources in transportation companies has secured a contract with a new international client: VIA Rail…
Cando Rail Services expanding into B.C.
Brandon, Manitoba-based Cando Rail Services is expanding into British Columbia with the recent purchase of an 89-acre site in Kamloops for a new terminal. The terminal will have the capacity…
Railway Age announces winners of inaugural Fast Trackers contest
After nearly three months and 57 entries later, Railway Age editors, along with judges Nick Little, Managing Director of Michigan State University’s Railway Management Program and Ronald L. Batory, President…
Trackmobile LLC receives ISO 9001:2008 certification
Trackmobile LLC, a Georgia-based bi-modal railcar mover, opened 2016 with the announcement of its ISO 9001:2008 registration acceptance by American Systems Registrar (ASR). As a global manufacturer responsible for “The…
KeyBanc: Wabtec story "intriguing"
During much of fourth-quarter 2015, investor interest in Wabtec (Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp.) has increased due to concerns about the North American railcar cycle, Wabtec’s pending acquisition of Faiveley…
First MP54AC testing on GO Transit
GO Transit’s first MP54AC Tier 4-compliant diesel-electric locomotive from the MotivePower Inc. (MPI) Division of Wabtec has been delivered and underwent testing on the weekend of Dec. 12-13, 2015. No.…
Soussan replaces Wilder at Siemens Mobility
Siemens Mobility Division executive Sabrina Soussan has been named CEO of the division’s High Speed and Commuter Rail and Locomotive business units, reporting to Siemens Mobility Division CEO Jochen Eickholt.
Wabtec receives $26 million order for Saudi Arabia Railway
Wabtec Corporation has received an order valued at about $26 million to provide components, including electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) braking equipment, for 1,186 freight cars to be built for the…
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