Aurizon taps Trimble for analytics

Aurizon, Australia’s largest rail freight operator, has contracted with Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Trimble Rail Solutions for the company’s R2M remote diagnostic and P2M planning and performance management systems.

Progress Rail notches up Egypt deal

A major new locomotive deal marks the latest chapter in Progress Rail’s long heritage of supplying customers in the Middle East.

Wabtec-GE merger moving ahead

Wabtec Corp. today said it is progressing with its proposed merger with GE Transportation and filed a proxy statement with the SEC.

Chicago Metra yard

No fare hike as Metra plans funding campaign

Chicago’s Metra will not raise fares in 2019, but could cut services beginning in 2020 if it doesn’t receive state funding.

Introducing www.railwaywomen.org

The League of Railway Women (LRW) has launched its new website, www.railwaywomen.org, commensurate with it official name change from the “League of Railway Industry Women.”

Cowen: Railcars “robust,” locos “rebounding”

Inquiries and orders for new railcars remain robust, with strength in tank cars, intermodal equipment, box cars and steel gondolas, and the locomotive new-build market appears set for a gradual rebound, report Cowen and Co. Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl, and Cowen Vice President Matt Elkott from the firm’s annual Transportation Conference. “This reinforces our confidence in our 3Q18 forecast of 20,500 units in industry orders,” they said. CBR (crude by rail) could enjoy relative strength through 2022. We continue to favor Wabtec, Trinity, Greenbrier, and ARI.”

CN adds 60 locos to GE order

CN has added 60 units to its initial 200-unit order of GE Transportation Tier 4 Evolution™ Series locomotives placed in December 2017. All the CN locomotives are being produced at the GE Manufacturing Solutions facility in Fort Worth, Tex.

CP: Pushing the grain envelope

Canadian Pacific moved 25.8 million metric tons (MMT) of western Canadian grain and grain products, soybeans and other non-regulated principal field crops during the 2017-2018 crop year and “stands ready to again safely and efficiently deliver during the 2018-2019 crop year.”

New Mid-Atlantic Rail King full-service distributor

Houston, Tex.-based Stewart & Stevenson Manufacturing Technologies, a Kirby Corp. company, has entered into an agreement with Eastern Lift Truck Co., Inc. of Maple Shade, N.J. naming Eastern Lift as the sole authorized dealership to market, sell and service Rail King® railcar movers within the Mid-Atlantic region.

VIDEO: New Age plans for GE’s Brazil locomotive factory

One of the oldest producers of locomotives is introducing a new approach to manufacturing as it expands its global reach.

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