Watco is partnering with India-based Medha to convert two switchers to battery power. In addition, mining company Fortescue Metals Group of western Australia has ordered two new EMD® Joule battery-electric locomotives from Progress Rail, a Caterpillar Company.
BNSF, Caterpillar, Inc. and Chevron U.S.A., Inc. have teamed on a locomotive pilot to “confirm the feasibility and performance of hydrogen fuel for use as a viable alternative to traditional fuels for line-haul rail.”
Progress Rail’s Power View is a family of products that we’ve developed over the past couple of years, working closely with the rail industry. We spent a lot of time talking to our customers to try and understand what they were looking for in a next-generation locomotive event recorder. They told us they wanted the ability to synchronize data from multiple sources to obtain a complete operational view of what’s occurring on their locomotives. They were looking to synchronize all the locomotive data—PTC, audio, video, etc.—and as such we started developing this platform when PTC was being installed nationally on locomotive fleets.
RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2021 ISSUE: Railway Age’s Women in Rail awards recognize leaders for driving their businesses forward while making a difference in the industry and in their communities.
CN and Progress Rail, a Caterpillar Company, are partnering with Renewable Energy Group (REG) “to test high-level renewable fuel blends including both biodiesel and renewable diesel in support of the companies’ sustainability goals.”
RAILWAY AGE, OCTOBER 2021 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.
Norfolk Southern (NS) and Progress Rail, a Caterpillar Company, have teamed on the first GP34ECO locomotive for yard and intermediate service; it is now undergoing testing to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tier 4 emissions certification requirements, the companies reported on Sept. 30.
Caterpillar Inc. and Chevron U.S.A. Inc. will collaborate “to confirm the feasibility and performance of hydrogen for use as a commercially viable alternative to traditional fuels” for line-haul rail, marine vessels and prime power, reported the companies, which said they will demonstrate a hydrogen-powered locomotive.
Union Pacific’s EMD 710 and 645 series locomotives can now run with a higher biodiesel fuel blend content.
Railway Age and Railway Track & Structures are celebrating rail innovations in September. On Sept. 15, 22 and 29, we will host virtual events showcasing new products and innovations that impact the maintenance-of-way and rail industries.