New Locomotive Build Market: Nonexistent for Now?

Written by Don Graab, Triangle Brothers & Associates LLC
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RAILWAY AGE, JUNE 2023 ISSUE: In the diesel-electric era, it’s unprecedented: It looks as though we will see three consecutive years with no new locomotives built for the North American market. This downward trend in production has been evident since late 2016 in that an average of only 77 units per year were built in the three years (2018-2020) preceding the current drought of new units. It is safe to say, in the era of diesel-electric locomotives this is unprecedented.

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