Wabtec, CP, KCS Supporting Ukraine Relief Efforts (UPDATED)

The Wabtec Foundation, Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) are donating $100,000, $500,000 and $500,000, respectively, in support of humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine and for Ukrainian refugees.

UP said it will start testing with B20 biodiesel and R55 renewable diesel on trains powered by Wabtec FDL engines operating in California in the second quarter.

For UP, Higher Biodiesel Blends

Union Pacific (UP) will begin using a higher biodiesel blend in locomotives acquired from Wabtec, the Class I railroad reported on March 8.

Matt Elkott

Rail Equipment Market: The Cowen Insight

Cowen and Company on Feb. 15 held a webinar with five expert panelists addressing the current state and outlook for the rail, locomotive, and railcar leasing and manufacturing markets.

Wabtec President and CEO Rafael Santana

Wabtec: ‘Momentum’ Building for 2022

“The breadth of our product portfolio combined with our multi-year backlog provides us with a solid foundation for growth in 2022,” Wabtec Corp. President and CEO Rafael Santana said during a fourth-quarter and full-year 2021 earnings announcement on Feb. 16; he noted that the company’s FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive is “gaining traction.”

25 UNDER 40

RAILWAY AGE FEBRUARY 2022 ISSUE: Railway Age is proud to recognize 25 “Fast Trackers” Under 40 in 2022.

UP said its order with Progress Rail and Wabtec represents “the largest investment in battery-electric technology by a U.S. Class I railroad.” (Photo Courtesy of UP)

UP Acquiring 20 Battery-Electrics for Yard Service

Union Pacific on Jan. 28 reported ordering 10 battery-electric locomotives apiece from Progress Rail, a Caterpillar Company, and Wabtec Corp. for yard testing; the “green” units plus yard infrastructure upgrades will exceed $100 million and support the Class I railroad’s efforts to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

Railway Age’s 2022 ‘Fast Trackers’ 25 Under 40 Honorees

Railway Age is pleased to announce the 25 “Fast Trackers” selected for this year’s 25 Under 40 awards program.

A third order for FLXdrive battery locomotives has been placed with Wabtec from an Australian operator. (Wabtec Photograph)

BHP Group Orders Battery-Electric Locomotives From Wabtec

This is the third order to be placed by an Australian freight company for battery-electric locomotives.

Rio Tinto’s order is for the newest version of Wabtec’s FLXdrive battery-electric unit, which features an energy capacity of 7 megawatt-hours (MWh).

Wabtec Lands FLXdrive Order From Australian Mining Company (Updated)

Four FLXdrive battery-electric locomotives from Wabtec will begin tests runs in 2024 along Rio Tinto’s western Australian rail network, the mining company reported on Jan. 10.

MASU’s railway composite brake blocks and disc pads are said to meet UIC and AAR standards for all types of rail transit rolling stock.

Wabtec Acquires India-Based Rail Friction Business

Wabtec Corp. is growing its brakes product portfolio with the addition of New Delhi, India-based MASU’s railway friction business; the deal is valued at approximately $34 million.