Does Rebuilding Locomotives Beat Buying New?

Ever check out the list prices of brand-new main line diesel-electric locomotives? They are expensive, about $3 million each. Are you mesmerized by the horsepower quoted? Nah! You want tractive effort. Hauling heavy, long freight trains is the North American business model. You need to purchase tractive effort.

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NRE acquires HK Engine Components, LLC

NRE Hagerstown, an affiliate of NRE, on April 15, 2016 announced that it has finalized the acquisition of the assets of HK Engine Components, LLC (HKEC), a Hagerstown, Md.-based manufacturer and remanufacturer of EMD-style 710, 645 and 567 engine power assemblies used in the railroad and marine markets. The acquisition of HKEC will enable NRE to significantly expand customer options for engine solutions for the global market.

A visit with NRE at Railway Interchange 2015

Global locomotive manufacturer/remanufacturer NRE (National Railway Equipment) showcased one of its SD40-IAC road switchers at Railway Interchange 2015 in Minneapolis. Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono spoke with NRE Vice President-Engineering Michael Cross and Vice President-International Kirby Roseveare about this unit, as well as NRE’s Tier 4 certification in California and its growing international business. See the video below.

NRE 4321 shoving strong after 16 weeks

BNSF has passed 16 weeks of testing a National Railway Equipment high-adhesion NR33CDE-IAC locomotive, an EMD SD40-2 that has been modified to increase tractive effort and adhesion. The unit, says NRE, is showing “promising results.”

National Railway Equipment Co. now 100% employee-owned

National Railway Equipment Co., headquartered in Mount Vernon, Ill., has completed transfer of the company to the newly formed NRE–Global Holdings Inc. (NRE), an Employee Stock Ownership Trust (ESOP). As part of an ongoing branding campaign, the company will simply be called NRE.