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 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.”