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Zoltan recently received a service award from his engineering colleagues at Wabtec for “Putting the brakes on a coupler career.”
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Watch: Wabtec Celebrates Zoltan’s 60 Years of ‘Magnificent’ Service

At age 87, Zoltan (Zoli) Kovacs is many things: a proud father, grandfather, and great-grandfather; an accomplished martial arts master and teacher; and a dedicated life-long learner, something he applied every day at Wabtec in his role as Regional Manager, Transit. But most of all, he’s a competitor—a fierce one at that!—who likes nothing more than translating his knowledge of rail applications into new Wabtec customers.

Wabtec's NXT series debuts with four dynamic models, offering tractive efforts ranging from 26,000 pounds to 41,300 pounds. (Photo: Wabtec)
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Supply Side: Dominion Energy/IRT, Wabtec

Dominion Energy selects Innovative Rail Technologies (IRT) for a battery-electric locomotive project at Fort Cavazos, Texas. Also, Wabtec launches its next-generation railcar mover.

UP Confirms $3.4B Capex Program

At its 4Q/Full-Year 2023 earnings presentation, Union Pacific said it would invest $3.4 billion in capital this year. On Feb. 21, UP confirmed its plan to “support safe operations, renew assets and

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MRS Logistics Orders 30 Locomotives From Wabtec

Brazil-based MRS Logistics has awarded Wabtec a contract worth around 500 million Reais ($101.5 million) for 30 new Evolution series diesel-electric locomotives. Delivery is scheduled to start later this year. Launched in

From Left to Right: Brenton A. MacDonald, Vice President and COO, SNR; Claire Brinkley, Vice President and Strategic Growth Director, STV; Anthony Pontone, civil/railway engineer, Hanson Professional Services Inc.; and Ryan Miller, Executive Director of Mechanical Operations, Wells Fargo Rail.
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People News: SNR, STV, Hanson, Wells Fargo Rail

Sierra Northern Railway (SNR) elevates Brenton A. MacDonald to Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Also, Claire Brinkley joins STV as Vice President and Strategic Growth Director for the firm’s transportation South/Central group; Anthony Pontone joins Hanson Professional Service Inc.’s Chicago regional office as a civil/railway engineer; and Ryan Miller joins Wells Fargo Rail as Executive Director of Mechanical Operations.

More GT38ACs for Indonesia

PT Kereta Indonesia (PT KAI) has awarded a contract to Progress Rail, a Caterpillar Company, for 54 EMD® GT38AC freight locomotives for service in South Sumatra, Indonesia, expanding the national railway’s existing

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Wabtec: ‘Solid’ 4Q23, ‘Strong’ Order Pipeline (UPDATED 2/15)

“The Wabtec team delivered a strong finish to 2023 as evidenced by higher sales, margin expansion, increased earnings and improved cash flow,” President and CEO Rafael Santana said in a Feb. 14 earnings announcement. Sales were up 15.7% year-over-year, driven by Freight and Transit growth. TD Cowen offers updated insight on Feb. 15.