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Siemens rolls out first Cascades Charger locomotive SIEMENS’ plant in Sacramento, California, has outshopped the first SC-44 Charger diesel passenger locomotive for Amtrak’s Cascades Corridor, which links Eugene with Portland, Seattle and Vancouver.
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THE first of 62 Traxx AC electric locomotives for Israel Railways (IR) has been completed at Bombardier’s plant in Kassel, Germany, and is now ready for testing on the plant’s internal test track. The locomotives are...
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SWEDISH transport company Hector Rail has ordered 15 Vectron AC electric-diesel locomotives from Siemens, and delivery will begin in early 2018. The four-axle 6.4MW locomotives weigh 90 tonnes, and have a maximum speed of 200km/h. The...
hvle-orders-10-stadler-electric-diesel-locomotives
GERMAN freight operator Havellian Railway (HVLE) signed a purchase agreement for the supply of 10 six-axle Eurodual locomotives from Stadler’s Spanish subsidiary, Stadler Rail Valencia. The deal also comprises a full service maintenance agreement. HVLE is...
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GE Transportation has unveiled the final design for the 700 3.36MW and 300 4.47MW locomotives it is delivering to Indian Railways (IR). The unveiling coincides with the Hindu festival Holi and GE says that the bright...
connecticut-to-overhaul-passenger-locomotives
CONNECTICUT Department of Transport (CTDOT) has awarded NRE a contract to overhaul six GP40-2H locomotives, which date from the 1970s, and are set to begin operating commuter services on the new Hartford Line from New...
siemens-rolls-out-first-cascades-charger-locomotive
SIEMENS’ plant in Sacramento, California, has outshopped the first SC-44 Charger diesel passenger locomotive for Amtrak’s Cascades Corridor, which links Eugene with Portland, Seattle and Vancouver. Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has ordered eight locomotives...
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THE first of seven additional GE Transportation class 70 PowerHaul locomotives for British open-access rail freight operator Colas Rail was unloaded at the port of Seaforth, Liverpool, on February 25 after completing its voyage across...
progress-rail-tests-tier-4-shunting-locomotive
PROGRESS Rail says it has completed initial emissions testing of its repowered EMD24B shunting locomotive, which has been developed to meet US Environmental Protection Agency Tier 4 emissions standards. The prototype locomotive will now start California...
bmz-rolls-out-triple-unit-diesel-locomotive
BRYANSK Engineering Plant (BMZ) has rolled out what is claimed to be Russia’s first triple-unit mainline diesel locomotive, which has been developed specifically for heavy freight operations on the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM). Each unit of the...
crrc-locomotives-shipped-to-myanmar
CRRC Dalian, China, has shipped the first two units from a new batch of metre-gauge diesel locomotives for Myanmar Railways. The 100km/h mixed-traffic locomotives are designed specifically for Myanmar with three two-axle bogies to enable operation...

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