Metra issues RFP for new cars

Metra on March 20 issued a request for proposals (RFP) for at least 200 new locomotive-hauled railcars, and the Chicago-area commuter railroad is allowing manufacturers to propose alternative designs that could reduce delays and suit Metra’s needs better than its bi-level gallery cars, some of which have been in service upwards of 70 years.

GE Brazil

GE Transportation “moving” in Brazil

GE Transportation’s Contagem, Brazil, locomotive assembly plant is operating with a mixed-model moving assembly line, which GE calls “a new approach to manufacturing locomotives.”