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.
Citing a rebounding rail industry and an increase in work orders, locomotive manufacturer NRE recently announced that it has reopened its 450,000-square-foot Paducah, Ky., plant.
Locomotive manufacturer NRE has released details of its recent contract with Watco Australia for eight light-axle locomotives to support the latter’s new contract in Queensland.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) on March 6 awarded NRE a five-year contract to overhaul six EMD GP40-2H locomotives that are part of the state’s fleet and operated on the Shore Line East service.
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.
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’s NREX 2015 Genset on Aug. 14, 2015 became the first locomotive to be verified by the California Environmental Protection Agency as achieving U.S. EPA Tier 4 emission standards.