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Vossloh breaks ground on new locomotive plant A groundbreaking ceremony was held at Suchsdorf in the northern German state of Schleswig Holstein on July 17 to mark the start of construction on a new production facility for Vossloh Locomotives.
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CHINA's CRRC Corporation has shipped the first two units from an order for eight six-axle diesel locomotives from Saudi Railways Organisation (SRO). The SDD17 locomotives were ordered last December and built by CRRC subsidiary Qishuyan Locomotive...
drs-orders-more-class-68s-from-vossloh
BRITISH open-access operator Direct Rail Services has awarded Vossloh Spain a contract to supply seven additional class 68 UKLight locomotives via Beacon Rail Leasing, Britain. Vossloh has already delivered an initial tranche of 15 of the...
vossloh-breaks-ground-on-new-locomotive-plant
A groundbreaking ceremony was held at Suchsdorf in the northern German state of Schleswig Holstein on July 17 to mark the start of construction on a new production facility for Vossloh Locomotives. Vossloh and the German...
indian-dfc-loco-procurement-moves-forward
INDIAN Railways (IR) says a Japanese consortium led by Kawasaki Heavy Industries has met the technical requirements for a contract to supply 200 6.7MW electric locomotives for the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor. The consortium, which includes...
traxx-last-mile-on-test-in-austria
A BOMBARDIER Traxx AC3 Last Mile locomotive underwent trials with open-access railfreight operator LTE Logistics and Transport at the start of July. The locomotive was used to haul a 560m-long train carrying cars from Graz over...
bndes-finances-brazilian-loco-order
BRAZIL's National Bank for Social and Economic Development (BNDES) has announced that it will provide loans totalling Reais 70.5m ($US 21.9m) to finance 19 diesel locomotives ordered by freight operators VLI and Rumo Logistics from...
pesa-last-mile-locomotives-for-ecco-rail
PHU Locomotive, Poland, signed an agreement on July 8 to acquire three Gama locomotives from Pesa on behalf of Polish open-access operator Ecco Rail. PHU has acquired the prototype Gama Marathon 111Ed last-mile, which was unveiled...
transnet-agrees-further-loans-for-new-locos
TRANSNET, South Africa, has agreed a Rand 2.8bn ($US 230m) 15-year loan with Germany's KfW Development Bank to partially fund the purchase of 240 electric locomotives from Bombardier as part of its record Rand 40bn...
ns-orders-more-traxx-locomotives
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has exercised an option with Bombardier for 18 additional class 186 Traxx multi-system locomotives, which will be used to operate 160km/h passenger services from Amsterdam to Rotterdam and The Hague via the...
transnamib-back-from-the-brink
A new board of directors at TransNamib is providing a life-line to Namibia's railway, which has suffered from decades of under-investment in its network and fleet, as Paul Ash reports from Windhoek. JANUARY 20 was a...