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Siemens dispatches first VR Vectron to Finland THE first Sr3 Vectron electric locomotive for Finnish national train operator VR Group left Siemens' Allach plant in Munich on January 3 on the first stage of its journey to Finland.
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SALES of Siemens Vectron locomotives have passed the 300 mark after German rail freight operator Lokomotion placed an order for eight units, becoming the 20th customer to choose the type. The 200km/h multi-system Vectron MS locomotives...
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THE view from the 49th floor of Transnet's Johannesburg headquarters is impressive. The city sprawls out on all sides and those with an eye for such things will immediately note the big yard to the...
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RIO de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beach and Christ the Redeemer statue are set to serve as the backdrop for next summer's Olympic Games, the first to be held in a South American city. Questions over the...
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SOUTHERN California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) has released the first images of the Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) F125 locomotive, which will be compliant with the latest US EPA Tier 4 emissions standards. Metrolink ordered 20 F125s in...
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THE prototype 2ES7 freight locomotive developed by Ural Locomotives, the Russian joint venture of Siemens and Sinara, began a six-week programme of trials on Russia's Yuzhno - Uralskaya South Urals Railway on January 18. The aim...
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SWEDISH open-access operator and traction provider Hector Rail has acquired 15 six-axle class 151 freight locomotives from DB Schenker with the aim of offering railfreight operators a cost-effective alternative to leasing new locomotives. The 118-tonne 15kV...
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THE first Sr3 Vectron electric locomotive for Finnish national train operator VR Group left Siemens' Allach plant in Munich on January 3 on the first stage of its journey to Finland. VR Group awarded Siemens a...
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VOSSLOH confirmed the sale of its Spanish-based Rail Vehicles division to Stadler Rail on December 31 following the completion of all relevant merger control clearances. The deal was initially signed on November 4 and is...
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A consortium of China National Technical Import and Export Corporation and CRRC Corporation subsidiary Dalian Locomotive and Rolling Stock has completed delivery of an order for 11 electric locomotives for Uzbekistan Railways (UTY). The $US 44.4m...
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INITIAL testing has been completed at Siemens' Allach plant in Munich on the first three EU 46 Vectron electric locomotives for PKP Cargo. The Polish railfreight operator signed a Zlotys 315m ($US 81m) contract with Siemens...