Caterpillar Inc. announced on Oct. 24 that Marty Haycraft, Caterpillar Senior Vice President and President and CEO of Progress Rail, a Caterpillar Company, will retire at the end of 2022 after 32 years of service. He will be succeeded by John Newman.
Progress Rail is now supplying diesel-battery-electric locomotives, with Rumo in Brazil taking delivery of the first hybrid units this year, the manufacturer reported on Sept. 20.
Progress Rail, a Caterpillar Inc. company, celebrates EMD®’s 100th anniversary at the Illinois Railway Museum. Also, railroad, rail transit and bus consultancy PTSI Transportation turns 50.
CN, in partnership with Progress Rail and Renewable Energy Group (REG), earlier this month reported starting “100% renewable fuel testing in Pennsylvania.”
BNSF, Caterpillar, Inc. and Chevron U.S.A., Inc. have teamed on a locomotive pilot to “confirm the feasibility and performance of hydrogen fuel for use as a viable alternative to traditional fuels for line-haul rail.”