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UP taps Progress Rail for switcher repowers

Union Pacific is partnering with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District to repower 10 low-horsepower diesel-electric locomotives into new EPA Tier 4-compliant switchers.

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NS goes with Guardians for EOT

INDIANAPOLIS: Norfolk Southern has reached a preliminary agreement with Progress Rail, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., for Guardian End-of-Train (EOT) devices. Progress Rail, which announced the agreement at Railway Interchange 2017, will deliver the devices, described “state-of-the-art,” to NS for use on a portion of its fleet by the end of this year. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Progress Rail rolls out T4 repower switcher

Progress Rail announced it has successfully completed initial emissions testing of a new switching locomotive, the EMD24B, and has begun the process of certifying the locomotive for EPA Tier 4 emissions standards.

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F40PH-3s riding Metra rails

The first of 41 Metra F40PH locomotives rebuilt under a $91 million remanufacturing contract has returned to service. Now designated as F40PH-3s, these units, features the railroad’s new paint scheme previously applied to F59PHs.

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For Progress Rail/EMD, two LNG systems

Working with the Rail Division of parent company Caterpillar Inc., Progress Rail/Electro-Motive Diesel is developing two LNG (liquefied natural gas) systems for the EMD 710 Series engine: Dynamic Gas Blending™ (DGB™) and Direct Injected Gas (DIG). “These technologies will allow our customers to utilize natural gas, while maintaining the leading performance and reliability of the EMD 710 engine,” the company says.

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Fastening system solutions

No matter the environment, fastening systems need to be resilient, easy to install and customizable to a variety of specifications.

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US associations present the ‘American Way’ at InnoTrans 2016

Four of the most important industrial associations in the USA—the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), the Railway Supply Institute (RSI), the Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. (RSSI) and the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA)—are coming to InnoTrans in Berlin Sept. 20-23, 2016, in order to “present a concentrated display of their country’s economic strengths in the rail transport sector.”

Take a tour of EMD’s SD70ACe-T4

Electro-Motive Diesel’s long-anticipated Tier 4 freight locomotive, the SD70ACe-T4, made its debut during Railway Interchange 2015 at BNSF’s Northtown Yard in Minneapolis, Minn.