NRE lands first CARB Tier 4 certification

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.

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.

NRE rebuilding locomotives for African railway

Africa’s Rift Valley Railways (RVR) has taken delivery of its first batch of NRE (National Railway Equipment) rebuilt and re-engineered B23-7 diesel locomotives and concluded a $20 million financing deal for the fleet of 20 units. NRE is upgrading the locomotives to C23-7s and equipping them with its NForce control technology.

Locomotives: Is LNG the next generation?

LNG is one of several advanced technologies changing motive power in significant ways.