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LaHood, touring MotivePower, backs Boise streetcar
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Aug. 22 endorsed the idea of a streetcar for Boise, Idaho, while touring Boise-based MotivePower's locomotive manufacturing facility with local officials.
AMPS developing “gen-set” locomotive
Alexandria, Ohio-based Alternative Motive Power Systems (AMPS) said Tuesday it has selected 16 Corvus Energy industrial use lithium-ion AT6500-48V batteries for a prototype hybrid switching locomotive being developed by the…
Full exhibition hall set for RSI/CMA 2012
Those registering for the upcoming RSI/CMA 2012 event at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, in Chicago Sept. 22-25, can expect to spend considerable time in the show's Exhibition Hall,…
L.B. Foster names Kasel Senior VP, Rail Business
L.B. Foster Co. Tuesday announced the appointment of John Kasel to senior vice president, Rail Business. In this new role, Kasel will be responsible for the performance and success of…
Wabtec to repower Metrolinx locomotives
Wabtec Corp. Tuesday said its MotivePower subsidiary has signed a $45 million contract with regional transportation authority Metrolinx to repower 11 locomotives with new engines and propulsion systems that meet…
UP to test emissions-reducing technologies
Union Pacific will partner with EMD to develop 25 experimental locomotives that are based in two rail yards in California to be used in a $20 million test of new technology designed…
RSI/CMA 2012 Early Registration extended
Early registration has been extended through Friday, Aug. 17, for the upcoming RSI/CMA 2012 event at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, in Chicago Sept. 22-25. Those registering by Aug.…
CIT Rail orders 3,000 tank cars
CIT Group Inc. announced Monday, July 30, that railcar lessor CIT Rail has ordered an additional 3,000 tank cars from multiple manufacturers. Deliveries are to begin in 2014.
Locomotive orders aid GE Transportation 2Q
GE Transportation reported $1.6 billion in second-quarter 2012 revenue, up 27% year-over-year, and a segment profit for the quarter of $282 million, up 58% from $178 million in the second…
GE, UP herald 5,000th Evolution Series locomotive
Erie, Pa.-based GE Transportation Friday announced the rollout of the 5,000th Evolution Series Locomotive, in production since since 2005.
Wabtec wins Australia ECP order
Wabtec Corp. announced Tuesday that it has signed a contract valued at about $28 million to supply electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) braking equipment for 159 locomotives operated by Rio Tinto, a mining company…
Hawthorne named NYAB president
New York Air Brake has appointed Michael J. Hawthorne as president, effective July 1, 2012, upon the retirement of J. Paul Morgan.
GE expands New York battery factory
General Electric Co. Tuesday said it will expand its new, advanced manufacturing battery factory in Schenectady, N.Y., which is part of the company's new Energy Storage business.
Alabama port railway gets GenSet switcher
R.J. Corman Railpower Locomotives Wednesday said an RP14BD GenSet Switcher is destined for the Alabama State Port Authority's Terminal Railway (TASD).
Sygnet Rail Technologies lands Brazil agreement
Sygnet Rail Technologies Tuesday announced it has entered into an agreement with EIF Locomotivas of Brazil to assist in the supply of four locomotives to Sao Paulo Metropolitan Train Company…
Locomotives with sustaining power
Railroads have always been fuel efficient. Locomotive manufacturers find themselves well-positioned to improve that efficiency still more, matching or exceeding expectations of governments worldwide.
2012 Guide to Equipment Leasing
Most years when we tackle this special issue on leasing, we lead with an article on “operating” leasing. We do this because many of our readers are operating lessors or…
NJT’s ALP-45DP enters revenue service
New Jersey Transit’s newest locomotive made its first revenue service run May 30. The ALP-45DP (dual-power), described by NJT as a “hybrid” locomotive in that it operates under AC-catenary electric…
Talgo, Inc. displays Series 8 trainsets
Talgo, Inc. opened its Milwaukee factory Sunday to visitors interested in seeing the company's Series 8 trains, manufactured for use by Amtrak on its Hiawatha service linking Milwaukee and Chicago.
Europorte, Alstom enter rail freight partnership
Europorte, the rail freight subsidiary of the Eurotunnel Group, and Alstom on Thursday announced they have signed a partnership agreement covering the maintenance of 17 Alstom manufactured Prima locomotives now…
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