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Wabtec Wins $157MM Siemens Brake Order

Wabtec Corporation on Jan. 24 reporting landing a $157 million brake system order from the Mobility Business of Siemens India Private Limited for Indian Railways’ (IR) new line of 1,200 electric locomotives for freight service.

Fatal IR Wreck Raises Serious Safety Questions

Srinand Jha assesses the initial fallout from the devastating accident in eastern India on June 3, which left more than 300 people dead, and raised numerous questions over the safety of India’s railways.

Indian Railways selected Wabtec to help it improve fleet availability by detecting and addressing certain defects before potential in-service failures.
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Supply Side: Wabtec, Navis

Wabtec Corporation has landed a contract to support Indian Railways’ “Smart Yard” initiative. Plus, Navis will supply a terminal operating system to ITS ConGlobal for the new Mid-Willamette Valley Intermodal Center in Oregon.

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.

GE rolls our first IR EVO locomotive

GE Transportation unveiled the first of 1,000 broad-gauge (1,676mm-gauge) Evolution Series locomotives for Indian Railways (IR) at the company’s plant in Erie, Pa., on June 1.

GE to supply 1,000 locomotives to Indian Railways

GE Transportation announced Nov. 9, 2015 that it received a Letter of Award from India’s Ministry of Railways for a locomotive supply and maintenance contract worth approximately $2.6 billion over 11 years to supply Indian Railways with 1,000 diesel-electric locomotives. “The deal advances the ‘Make in India’ initiative and reinforces India’s position as a global manufacturing destination,” GE said.