More SD70ACe locomotives for Ferromex

Ferrocarril Méxicano (Ferromex) has taken delivery of the first 10 of 19 Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD, a Progress Rail Services company) SD70ACe locomotives, bringing its fleet to 116 units.

EMD partners with Uptake on locomotive analytics

Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD), a subsidiary of Progress Rail Services Corp. (a Caterpillar company), and Uptake, described as “a provider of a dynamic analytics and insight platform for a wide array of industries,” have been working together since 2014 to develop what they call “an intelligent rail analytics platform” and plan to begin piloting with select customers in the coming months.

Four paths to natural gas

LNG or CNG? At the High Horsepower Summit in New Orleans, four newer players in the natural gas-powered-locomotive field described their plans.

Amtrak’s new wheels hit the rails

New locomotives and rolling stock have finally begun to arrive on the property. Suppliers and other Amtrak supporters say more is needed.

Ferromex, Ferrosur add to SD70ACe fleet

Ferrocarril Mexicano, S.A. de C.V. (Ferromex) and Ferrocarril del Sureste S.A. de C.V. (Ferrosur), which are owned by Grupo México (Union Pacific has a 26% stake), are acquiring 34 Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) SD70ACe locomotives.

Seeing Machines, EMD sign pact

Seeing Machines Ltd. said Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 it “has signed a strategic agreement with Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD), a subsidiary of Progress Rail Services Corporation, a Caterpillar Co., related to in-cab operator fatigue and distraction monitoring systems for use in locomotives.”

CN-LNG-locomotive

Locomotives: Is LNG the next generation?

LNG is one of several advanced technologies changing motive power in significant ways.

Westport delivers first LNG tender to EMD

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Westport Innovations, has delivered the first of four liquefied natural gas (LNG) tenders ordered by Canadian National (CN) to Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD, which is developing a pilot low-pressure LNG diesel dual-fuel locomotive for the Class I railroad).

A few clean breakthroughs

Railroads and locomotive builders are prepared to meet the EPA’s tough Tier 4 emissions standards. Meanwhile, LNG has taken center stage as a potential replacement for diesel fuel.

For A&M, new power from EMD

Electro-Motive Diesel has delivered three SD70ACe demonstrator locomotives to the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad—the first AC traction locomotives for the independent Class III carrier.
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