Locomotives

Wabtec currently has four GPOCs located in the U.S., Brazil and Kazakhstan that monitor more than 18,000 assets 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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Supply Side: Wabtec, Rail Vision, Thales

Wabtec Corporation (Wabtec) opens first European Transit Performance Optimization Center (TPOC) in Derby, U.K. Also, Rail Vision Ltd. (Rail Vision) receives notice of allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO);

Ride Like an Egyptian

In 1985, The Bangles released their Billboard number one single Walk Like an Egyptian. In 2022, Amtrak, as the official transportation partner for Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience, a new exhibition produced in

(Photograph Courtesy of Wabtec)

Wabtec: ‘Strong’ 2Q22 Results, Backlog Grows

Wabtec Corp. delivered “strong” second-quarter 2022 financial results, with year-over-year growth in total sales (up 1.8%, carried by the Freight segment) and backlog (up 7.9%), despite “rising costs, continued supply chain challenges and significant unfavorable foreign currency exchange,” the company reported Aug. 5.

Wabtec Corporation employees gathered this week to celebrate 60 years of locomotive production in Brazil. (Photo Collage Courtesy of Wabtec, via Twitter)
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Supply Side: Greenbrier, Wabtec

The Greenbrier Companies’ leasing subsidiary has entered into a new term loan to finance the continued growth of its fleet. Also, Wabtec Corporation is celebrating 60 years of locomotive production in Brazil.

CN ’22-’23 Grain Plan: ‘We Are Ready’

Since 2018, the Canadian government, through changes in the Canadian Transportation Modernization Act, has required Canada’s railroads to publish Grain Plans for the forthcoming crop year. Grain is crucial to Canada’s economy; as such, its transportation is heavily regulated—much more so than in the U.S. CN has just published its 2022-2023 Grain Plan, which “describes CN’s preparations for moving a western Canadian grain crop that is expected to rebound from last year’s drought-impacted levels,” the railroad said.

A handful of Union Pacific's 7,400 locomotives are currently outfitted with the new paint design. (Caption and Photograph Courtesy of UP)

First Look: Fresh Paint Scheme for UP

Union Pacific (UP) on July 25 reported that a “handful” of its locomotives are now sporting a new paint scheme that shifts some design elements, including moving the American flag closer to the front.