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ABB to supply IGBT converters for SBB locos SWISS Federal Railways has awarded ABB Switzerland a contract worth around SFr 69.2m ($US 75.4m) to supply new traction equipment for its fleet of 119 Re460 electric locomotives as part of a SFr 230m mid-life refurbishment programme.
austrias-gkb-issues-tender-for-diesel-locomotives
AUSTRIA's Graz-Köflach Railway (GKB) published an international tender on September 9 for a contract to supply five four-axle diesel locomotives with an option for up to 15 additional units. According to the tender, the locomotives must...
drs-orders-more-vossloh-locomotives
BRITISH open-access operator Direct Rail Services (DRS) has awarded Vossloh a contract to supply 10 additional class 68 UKLight diesel-electric locomotives, taking its total fleet to 25 units. Vossloh has specially adapted its 160km/h mixed-traffic EuroLight...
siemens-to-supply-trains-for-all-aboard-florida
ALL Aboard Florida, the inter-city passenger subsidiary of Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) has selected Siemens to supply locomotives and rolling stock for the initial phase of its passenger services which will link Miami, Fort...
abb-to-supply-traction-systems-for-re460-overhaul
SWISS Federal Railways has awarded ABB Switzerland a contract worth around SFr 69.2m ($US 75.4m) to supply new traction equipment for its fleet of 119 Re460 electric locomotives as part of a SFr 230m mid-life...
akiem-orders-10-traxx-locomotives
LOCOMOTIVE leasing company Akiem has signed a contract worth €33m with Bombardier for the delivery of 10 140km/h Traxx DC locomotives, with an option for up to 10 additional units placing the value of the...
ns-takes-delivery-of-first-traxx-locomotive
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has received the first of 19 Traxx F140 MS multi-system electric locomotives from Bombardier, which will operate Dutch domestic services on HSL South following the cancellation of its order for AnsaldoBreda V250...
newag-rebuilds-diesel-locomotives-for-pkp-ic
THE first of 20 class SM42 single-cab diesel locomotives being rebuilt by Newag, Poland, for PKP Intercity (PKP IC) has entered service with the Polish long-distance operator. With the aid of a 70% grant from the...
pkp-cargo-to-order-multi-system-locomotives
POLAND's largest railfreight operator PKP Cargo announced on August 19 that it will invest nearly Zlotys 200m ($US 63.7m) in 10 new multi-system electric locomotives to support the expansion of its international business. PKP Cargo says...
tmh-unveils-13mw-electric-locomotive-for-rzd
TRANSMASHHOLDING (TMH) presented the first four-unit 4ES5 electric locomotive for Russian Railways (RZD) to the governor of the Rostov region Mr Vasiliy Golubev, and RZD president Mr Vladimir Yakunin at Rostov-on-Don station earlier this month. The...
transnet-secures-$us-563m-locomotive-loan
SOUTH AFRICAN state-owned rail and port operator Transnet has secured a Rand 6bn ($US 563m) funding guarantee from US export credit agency US-Exim to fund the acquisition of 233 diesel-electric locomotives from GE Transportation. The guarantee...