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A few clean breakthroughs
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.
Experts weigh in on LNG
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,…
Sustainability: It's not easy being green
Railroad industry participants in the 2013 GE Transportation/Norfolk Southern Railroad Sustainability Forum in Crotonville, N.Y., are learning that, although “it’s not easy being green,” investing time and resources into sustainability…
NS outlines initiatives on greenhouse gases
Norfolk Southern on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 disclosed the railroad's business strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and its environmental footprint in a filing with the international not-for-profit CDP, formerly…
MBTA bumps locomotive order to 40 units
MotivePower, a unit of Wabtec Corp., has signed a contract with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to supply 13 additional, next-generation HSP46 passenger locomotives to be delivered in 2014. The…
GE, Australia’s Aurizon sign agreement
GE Transportation’s Optimization Solutions division has signed an agreement to implement an integrated rail network planning and optimization system with Aurizon (formerly Queensland Rail National), Australia’s largest freight rail company.
Industry marks Railroad Day on Capitol Hill
Rail industry representatives spanning freight and passenger railroads, along with industry suppliers, labor groups, supportive state and local political officials, and rail activists were out in force on and around…
NOPB Railroad taps GE Transportation
Erie, Pa.-based GE Transportation said Thursday New Orleans Public Belt Railroad has signed an agreement to use GE's software applications for railroad transportation management and railcar repair and maintenance.
GE Transportation marks good year
GE Transportation's fourth-quarter results included $252 million in earnings, or "segment profits," in the fourth quarter, up 11.5% from $226 million in the comparable 2011 quarter.
GE Transportation powers parent’s 3Q earnings
Erie, Pa.-based GE Transportation notched revenue of $1.4 billion in the third quarter, up 9% from the same period a year ago, and a profit of $265 million, up 35%…
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