Progress Rail notches up Egypt deal

A major new locomotive deal marks the latest chapter in Progress Rail’s long heritage of supplying customers in the Middle East.

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Covoni to lead Progress Rail signal unit ECM

Progress Rail has appointed Paolo Covoni as managing director of ECM S.p.A., its recently-acquired international signaling company, effective immediately.

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EMD could end engine production at LaGrange

The parent of Progress Rail Services is eyeing a move of the Electro Motive Diesel business to a new facility on the East Coast, and out of its historic plant in LaGrange, Ill., involving as many as 600 jobs.

Metra locomotive honors CEO Orseno

Chicago transit operator Metra honored retiring Chief Executive/Executive Director Don Orseno by naming a locomotive that had been repainted in the red and yellow colors of predecessor Rock Island Railroad.

United Industries fined for unneeded repairs

A unit of Progress Rail Services has agreed to pay a criminal fine of $5 million after it admitted to performing unnecessary repairs on railcars, dumping brake shoes and other parts into the ocean to conceal evidence.

Women in Rail 2017 – Grace Madden, EMD Progress Rail

Working in noise and vibration for EMD Progress Rail – what can generously be termed among the most complex and difficult fields in engineering – Grace Madden has worked tirelessly with exceptional skill and precision to lead her team and department at one of the storied brands in railroading.

Progress Rail to acquire Downer of Australia

Progress Rail has signed an agreement to acquire Downer EDI’s freight rail business, Downer Freight Rail, an Australian railcar company.

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Progress Rail, PHL showcase Tier 4 switcher

Progress Rail and Pacific Harbor Line, Inc. (PHL) on Oct. 2 showcased the U.S. EPA Tier 4-certified EMD24B switcher locomotive at the Port of Long Beach for port officials attending the American Association of Port Authorities 2017 convention.


Progress Rail updates Seeing Machines pact

INDIANAPOLIS: Progress Rail, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., has signed an updated Master Development Agreement with Seeing Machines, a specialist in computer vision technologies. The new exclusive agreement provides the framework to ready the companies’ fatigue monitoring solution for commercial use in rail applications.

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.