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For GE, a cool Kazakhstan $900 million

GE Transportation has signed two contracts valued at more than $900 million with Kazakhstan’s state-run railroad Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ)—the company’s largest international rail customer—for 300 switcher locomotives and an 18-year service agreement to manage maintenance and repair of 175 Evolution™ Series passenger locomotives.

GE Evolution Series Tier 4 Locomotive 2 Photo credit CN

CN places major power order with GE

CN will acquire 200 new locomotives over the next three years from GE Transportation—the General Electric division that CEO John Flannery recently said would be sold off because it is a business “that drains investment and management resources without the prospects for a substantial reward.”

First ES43ACmi bound for India

GE Transportation has completed the first of 1,000 ES43ACmi broad-gauge diesel-electric locomotives for Indian Railways as part of a $2.5 billion order. The Evolution Series locomotive, Indian Railways class WDG4G, sports the railroad’s new paint scheme, a distinctive red and yellow pattern holding special meaning in India, with red and yellow representing “energy” and “freshness,” respectively.