Locomotives

CSX Transportation Inc. has signed what it’s describing as a “landmark agreement with four labor unions that sets new standards of quality and productivity” at the company’s Huntington (W.Va.) Locomotive…
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s first new HSP-46 regional/commuter rail locomotive has arrived at TTCI in Pueblo, Colo., to undergo testing before it is delivered to Boston and operator MBCR…
The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) and Coordinated Mechanical Associations (CMA) will hold RSI/CMA 2014 on September 21-23 in Montreal, Quebec at the Palais des congrés de Montréal (Montreal Convention Center).
A strong backlog of manufactured goods orders, including locomotives and jet engines, helped drive third-quarter earnings for Fairfield, Conn.-based General Electric Co., which reported financial results Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.
Wilmerding, Pa.-based Wabtec Corp. said Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 its MotivePower subsidiary has signed a US$63 million contract with Canada's Metrolinx to build 10 new, low-emission locomotives.
At Railway Interchange 2013 in Indianapolis, GE Transportation is featuring new technologies in the areas of EPA Tier 4 emissions compliance, LNG fuel, and web-based asset management.
At Railway Interchange 2013, Cummins Inc. introduced its 4,200-hp (3,132 kW) QSK95 Power Module that meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 regulations for line-haul locomotives taking effect Jan.…
By David Lehlbach, Oliver Wyman, for Railway Age Weighing the pros and cons of transitioning from diesel.
Railroads and locomotive builders are prepared to meet the EPA's tough Tier 4 emissions standards. Meanwhile, LNG has taken center stage as a potential replacement for diesel fuel.
How BNSF is leveraging a record $4.3 billion in capital investment.
New York Air Brake has appointed Bill Kleftis Vice President of Engineering and Dr. Karen Tichenor Vice President of Quality and Program Management.
Wabtec Corp. has acquired Longwood Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty rubber products for transportation, oil and gas, and industrial markets, with annual sales of about $70 million. Wabtec expects…
Electro-Motive Diesel has delivered three SD70ACe demonstrator locomotives to the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad—the first AC traction locomotives for the independent Class III carrier.
The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) on Sept. 13, 2013, ordered Canadian Pacific Railway to immediately cease and desist “load testing” and idling operations in proximity to its Locomotive Reliability Centre…
The Norfolk & Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad (N&PBL), a switching and terminal railroad that serves customers in Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Portsmouth, Va., is celebrating its 115th anniversary this month with…
One of three Amtrak ACS-64 (Amtrak Cities Sprinter) electric locomotives from Siemens Mobility, no. 602, has begun testing on the Boston-New York-Washington Northeast Corridor and Philadelphia-Harrisburg Keystone Corridor in preparation…
Programs to evaluate LNG (liquefied natural gas) as a locomotive fuel are expanding throughout the rail industry, led by such stakeholders as GE Transportation, Electro-Motive Diesel, BNSF, Union Pacific, CN,…
Richard J. “Rick" Corman, founder of R. J. Corman Railroad Group, died the morning of Aug. 23, 2013, following a 12-year battle with multiple myeloma. Corman died at his home…
The Federal Railroad Administration has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for 35 high-performance diesel-electric locomotives built to standardized technical specifications developed by the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act…
Amtrak’s new ACS-64 (Cities Sprinter) electric locomotives from Siemens Mobility are now in a comprehensive and rigorous testing program in preparation for entering service on the Washington-Philadelphia-New York-Boston Northeast Corridor…
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