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CN Acquiring a Progress Rail EMD® SD70H

CN is acquiring its first plug-in hybrid diesel/battery-electric main line locomotive, an EMD® SD70H, from Progress Rail, a Caterpillar Company. The SD70H, Progress Rail’s six-axle North American Tier 4 main line hybrid

Engines of Change

RAILWAY AGE, MARCH 2024 ISSUE: The locomotive market is in a state of flux with numerous options in multiple stages of design and test. Apologies for the all-too-obvious wordplays, but the market

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Supply Side: Wabtec, Cummins, VLI/Progress Rail, Parsons, Alstom

Wabtec signs its first locomotive deal with Grupo RAS in Uruguay and offers a behind-the-scenes look at its brake pad manufacturing plant in Germany. Also, Accelera™ by Cummins commissions its first fuel-cell powered locomotive for Austria’s HY2RAIL project; VLI signs a contract to acquire eight EMD® locomotives from Progress Rail; Parsons wins position on a $1 billion contract to support Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) projects; and a new report highlights the influence of Alstom’s more than 170 years of work across the nation.

Jason Kuehn, Vice President Rail Practice, Oliver Wyman

REF Locomotive Day Takeaways From TD Cowen

Most locomotive energy transition scenarios bode well for Wabtec and to a lesser extent Caterpillar. There appears to be a near-consensus within the industry that the fleet will be zero-emission non-diesel in the long term but no clear consensus on what that will be, although hydrogen electrolyzer is a leading candidate. Bridge technologies could include biofuels, renewable diesel, hydrogen ICE, and battery.

More GT38ACs for Indonesia

PT Kereta Indonesia (PT KAI) has awarded a contract to Progress Rail, a Caterpillar Company, for 54 EMD® GT38AC freight locomotives for service in South Sumatra, Indonesia, expanding the national railway’s existing

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25 Under 40: Part 1 of 4

RAILWAY AGE, FEBRUARY 2024 ISSUE: Railway Age is proud to recognize 25 ‘Fast Trackers’ Under 40 in 2024.

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2023 Women in Rail: Innovating, Inspiring

RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2023 ISSUE: Since 2017, Railway Age has celebrated women leaders who break down barriers and create opportunities for the next generation. This year, 23 honorees and five honorable mentions were selected from more than 100 Women in Rail awards candidates by judges Barbara Wilson and KellyAnne Gallagher, with input from the Railway Age staff. These visionaries from all levels of North American railroading are not only excelling in their respective fields, but also making an impact in the historically male-dominated freight, transit and supply sectors; supporting and inspiring more women to join the industry; and serving their communities. Congratulations to these women whose accomplishments are presented here.

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Railway Age Announces 2023 Women in Rail Honorees

Railway Age’s 2023 Women in Rail awards program recognizes 23 women who not only excel at leadership but also serve the community and drive industry change, paving the way for the next generation of railroaders.

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May the Clamping Force Be with You

RAILWAY AGE, OCTOBER 2023 ISSUE: Rail fastening system technology continues to evolve, delivering a tight hold and longer track life in heavy-haul freight, high-speed passenger rail and transit applications across North America and beyond.