GE Transportation

Locomotive gems from GEMS

FORT WORTH, TEXAS, MARCH 20, 2018: In nine weeks’ time, the GE Manufacturing Solutions (GEMS) one-million-square-foot, 71-acre, 500-employee facility in Fort Worth, Tex., part of the GE Transportation supply chain, can take an aging locomotive and, through a modernization program, upgrade it to state-of-the-art technology.

GE Transportation’s $1 billion Ukraine deal

GE Transportation has signed a $1 billion framework agreement with Ukrainian Railways for supply of 30 TE33A Evolution Series freight locomotives, additional locomotive kits over 10 years, rehabilitation of locomotives in the railway’s legacy fleet, and long-term maintenance services.

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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.

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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.”